Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 09.22.17

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’s Euro-centric collection offers perspectives on a wide range of fisheries from New Zealand to Greenland, and from Taiwan to Trentino. Only two of the videos are from the U.S. of A., which may be the lowest ratio ever in an F5.

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 exactly 1,426 great videos on the site!


We kick things off with a typically glorious video from Vaidas Uselis of Black Fly Eyes, shot during opening week at a remote camp in Greenland.


The Trout in Trouble crew spends a perfect weekend fly-fishing for brown, rainbow, and brook trout in the Bavarian Mountains. The colors on the brookies are fantastic.


The beauty of Slovenia’s smaller streams is on full display in this video, which focuses on several mountain tributaries.


Just west of Slovenia is the Trentino region of Italy, which is rife with gorgeous mountain streams, and the Danica Dudea offer a brief tour.


Here’s a fascinating look at the Ascension Bay Permit Tournament, an event hosted by the town locals to help raise funds to alleviate some of those problems found in Punta Allen, Mexico.


Andrew Harding–a.k.a. troutboynz–done got himself a drone. Here’s a collection of some of his favorite shots from his home waters in New Zealand.


Before watching this, I hadn’t heard of the Italio River, near Yakutat, Alaska. But now I wanna go.


Ryder Sutton and Eli Buchanan of the US Youth Fly Fishing Team enjoy an hour or two on the Nantahala River. The boys clearly know what they’re doing.


This sure looks like a fun day of fly fishing for redfish in the Louisiana Marsh.


Here’s a cool little film about a musician who loves urban fly fishing in and around the city of Berlin, a pursuit that is apparently gaining in popularity.


There are some sweet fish in this short edit shot last year while fly-fishing in Southwest Alberta.


A little bit of small-stream Taiwan magic, ending with a small golden mahseer. I wish he wouldn’t lay that fish on the rocks, though.

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