Classic Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 09.21.18

Welcome to the latest edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available. This week, I’m on vacation, so here’s a classic festival that comprises eleven videos, which take you from Australia to Sweden, and from southern Argentina to Tennessee.

For best results, watch all videos at full-screen and in high definition. Remember, we surf so you don’t have to. But if you do stumble upon something great that you think is worthy of inclusion in a future F5, please post it in the comments below, and we’ll take a look.

And don’t forget to check out the awesome Orvis fly-fishing video theater: The Tug. As of today, there are more than 1,250 great videos on the site!


We kick things off with a gorgeous video from Chile, featuring incredible scenery and gorgeous trout. . .oh, and some serious meat.


Some of the toughest fish to catch on a fly are the subject of this great showreel from Aussie angler Jono Shales, who mixes in killer underwater footage with the angling action.


Jurassic Lake needs no introduction, but I especially love the scenes shot on Rio Barancoso in this gorgeous video from the fly syndicate.


This shorty from Cody Liesegner ponders the quintessential question an outdoorsman faces every morning: To stay or to go?


Luke Bannister heads across the water to fish the mountains of Västerbotten County in Sweden, and the results are quiet, stark, and mesmerizing. This feels like a Jim Jarmusch film, and I dig it.


The Lagoon Platoon explores Florida’s Mosquito Lagoon and Indian River Lagoon and finds a few hungry redfish.


The worlds of skateboarding and fly fishing come together in this cool video from Italy.


Jack Matthews takes us along on a fly-fishing adventure in The bahamas for bonefish, baraccuda, tarpon, permit, and sharks.


A crew from BOTE takes on the Green River by SUP, and there’s plenty of great fly-fishing action mixed in with the adventure.


There’s no fishing here, but Paul Puckett and Lawson Builder of Flood Tide Co. offer a unique look at Lowcountry redfish tailing in the grass.


We finish up with a glorious short video from John Arnold (Scumliner Media) and Pat Clayton (Fish Eye Guy) that’s a tribute to Montana’s bull trout, an apex predator whose habitat is in danger.

6 thoughts on “Classic Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 09.21.18”

  1. Luke Bannister’s videos have to be included in the same genre as Norwegian Slow TV. (I love his videos, and the genre).

  2. Hello please find video link to a “celebration of fly fishing” on the river Avon Middle Woodford. Shot by Tom Askew- Miller it captures not just catching beautiful fish but the joy of being on an English chalk stream and what it means to a Father and his 3 sons.. https://youtu.be/vZDFCNW3xY0

  3. I have just returned from fishing Exmouth spent a bit of time targeting billfish on fly and through early enjoyed the fishing and Ningaloo reef. Exmouth offfers insane fly fishing for blue black stripe marlin and sailfish. Jono offers a incredible week programme while I didn’t fish with him I fished with some other great guides up that ways. I hope to return one day

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