Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 09.23.16


Written by: Phil Monahan

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. Gotta admit that this was a pretty slow week, but we’ve got eleven cool and interesting productions, with all but two shot right here in the good ol’ U.S. of A. .

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 1,265 great videos on the site!


We kick things off with a look at early-fall fishing for trout in the Driftless Area of Minnesota. A drone gives us some cool perspectives on one angler’s day on the water.


a beautiful short video from Spain. Yes, it’s an ad, but it also tells the story of one cast and one nice trout.


Having recently fished in Utah, I loved this look at a long pack trip through the Uintas. It makes me want to get back into the wilderness.


Here’s a really touching story of a man’s discovery of his grandfather’s fly rod, and what it has meant to him. I have a couple of my grandfather’s rods; how about you?


Texan McLean Worsham appreciates all that goes into catching a carp on a fly. . .including the frustration. But it’s the difficulty of hooking and landing one of these beasts that keeps him coming back.


The brown drake hatch on Idaho’s Silver Creek is the subject of this old-timey newsreel. The hatch shots are mighty impressive, as is that trout at the end!


Here’s a cool look at the Italian team practicing for the World Fly Fishing Championship by spending a day on Colorado’s Roaring Fork. Cool stuff.


This video is both disgusting and fascinating, which is a rare combination here on the F5.


An evening on a West Virginia tailwater is the subject of this moody production.


This seems like the saltwater version of fishing for small-stream brookies.


Finally, check out the cool, new “Get Wild” video, which features some glorious fly-fishing footage. Have a great weekend!

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