Classic Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 09.29.17

Welcome to another edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available. I am out of the office, so here’s a classic collection featuring 14 videos from around the world, featuring trout, bass, tarpon, and more.

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 all-new, improved Orvis fly-fishing video theater: The Tug. Just in the last week, we’ve added more than 20 more amazing videos for you to watch whenever you want, and we’ll be adding more every week. . .forever. There’s no place better to find the best fly-fishing videos.

See you next week with a fresh set of films!


We kick things off with some fantastic bass-fishing footage from Portugal. It’s a trailer for a documentary called Largemouth Bass at Pluma in Small Ponds from Bluetail Films.


From Poland comes this beautifully shot video of a lone angler fishing topwater patterns for pike. Some serious eye-candy.


This one crams a whole lotta action into three minutes. The initial crazy editing does calm down, and there are lots of great shots of beautiful trout from the Centennial State.


I love the way that this video from the Grand Tetons weaves fly fishing into a story with other action/adventure sports. Plus, those are seriously beautiful cutties.


South Dakota doesn’t get that much exposure as a fly-fishing destination, but this video from around Rapid City makes a case for the region’s angling opportunities.


This short film by Big Sky Rod Box shows some crazy bug action and awesome fishing during the Mother’s Day caddis hatch on the Madison River in Montana.


There’s no fishing in this video, but it’s a cool look at a tarpon feeding frenzy, as they trap anchovies against the beach. O, to have a 12-weight handy!


Follow along on a four-day kayak-fishing expedition in search of Australian bass.


This week’s entry from New Zealand is different from the usual fare we see from Kiwiland. In lieu of 10-pound trout, we get a pumping soundtrack and dynamic editing.


In just half a minute, this video captures the excitement of fishing for baby tarpon, who strike hard and then fight even harder.


This video from Denmark features some up-close shots of pike jumping and thrashing, and the fish at the end is a doozy.


We love to see the young’uns fishing, and this cool copter footage of 14-year-old Nate Lacombe casting on the Housatonic shows that he knows what he’s doing.


Yes, this is an ad for a lodge, but it also features some monster arctic char, which is a fish I’d love to chase with a fly rod. The biggest one I’ve ever caught was about 12 inches long, and this video features hundreds bigger’n that.


At 11 minutes long, this one requires a bit of a time commitment, but it is really great. Two young men who are in the early stages of their fly-fishing journey head to northern Sweden to catch trout on a dry fly, as well as large northern pike. The video really captures the intense desires, frustrations, and joy that new anglers feel.

7 thoughts on “Classic Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 09.29.17”

  1. My goodness, what a well-executed video. Let’s be honest, it was over-produced. These guys seem like the type to go FAR down the fly-fishing rabbit hole. Great footage though and now I want to go to Sweden! Are these guys trying to emulate M. Night Shyamalan or something?

  2. Great selection as always guys.

    For something different check out this Australian TV series from the late nineties. Hosted and produced by two of Australia’s most popular TV personalities, the show still rates as a favourite amongst many Australian/New Zealand fly anglers. It combines travel, comic observations and fishing and was also greatly popular outside the fishing fraternity.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIPi5qPeqH8

  3. Hey this is Nate Lacombe from the Nate fly fish video. I just wanted to say how stoked I am for orvis to post this clip. Thank you for doing this. check out more videos to come at Berkshire rivers fly fishing

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