Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 10.16.15

Welcome to our latest edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, made up of the best videos from around the world. This week, we serve up fifteen great videos, including three from New Zealand, that should help you get pumped up to spend time on the water before the snow flies. Or even after. . ..

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 all-new, improved Orvis fly-fishing video theater: The Tug. As of today, there are 897 great videos on the site!

See you next week with a fresh set of films!


Here’s the latest from Trey Mullen, a guide at Brush Creek Ranch in southern Wyoming, focused on the magic of fall fly fishing. Some killer action shots here.


New Zealand’s season, on the other hand, is just getting started, and these two anglers find gorgeous waters and solitude by heading into the backcountry.


The latest from Southern Culture on the Fly features permit addiction and includes excellent drone footage, underwater shots, and great fish.


Chase and Aimee of Tight Loops finish up their “Journey On” series with this gorgeous look at the high country of the Beartooths and the tumbling Stillwater River in Montana.


The good folks from Grand County, Colorado, serve up a sweet nugget: 18 seconds of fly-fishing dreaminess.


The A section of the Green River below Flaming Gorge Dam has never looked so magical as it does in this cool drone-shot video.


What could be cooler than watching northern pike hammer surface flies?


More good stuff from New Zealand, this time from the Maniototo Plain, elevated inland region in Otago, on the South Island.


Danish fly fishing has rarely looked as great as it does in this video from UrbanFlyFishing.


As a wise king once said, “Winter is coming.”


Here’s one for the romantics among us: a fly-fishing trip that ends with a marriage proposal. But before the big question, there’s plenty of awesome fishing action for some really beautiful trout. (I kinda wish he made her release that bully before he popped the question, though.)


Argentina’s Rio Caleufu and its big trout are the stars of this production.


This travelogue of a journey from Atlanta to Anchorage is both beautiful and engaging.


There aren’t any fish in this saltwater video, but it does a great job of capturing the experience of fishing Island Beach State Park (?) in New Jersey.


We finish up with the latest from our old pal troutboynz (Andrew Harding), as he and a buddy find suprising early-season dry-fly action, despite high water. As usual, the fish are simply stunning.

5 thoughts on “Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 10.16.15”

  1. Orvis has an amazing marketing team, but the rods are staying short in the market. Six years ago orvis had amazing rods now they all seem to use the same taper as the access rod.I really hope they make a progression on rods and not try to change the name and market it twice the price, and its sad that its becaming a burger king fly rod made in china.

  2. I’m not sure what you mean by “Burger King fly rod made in China”. Are you suggesting Burger King is not a U.S. based company and is in fact Asian owned? Or that Orvis rods are all made overseas? Besides the intro level Encounter and Clearwater, all their rods are handmade in Vermont, where they’ve been made for over 100 years. The H2 is one of the most awarded rods in the last decade out of any rod manufacture, the Access rod isn’t even in the current lineup, nor has it been for the last 6 months. And to say they “all have the same taper”, well shows you haven’t picked up a current rod in probably the 6 years you speak of.

    1. Helios 2 is the best rod the brand has ever made, almost exactly as the Recon with twice the price. Casting them together with the H1 and Access they all have kind of the same touch but the lighter and tip modes differ on the H2. Amazing rod but its true that the massive production makes Orvis look like a made on china product. but in this point all brands do. I’m not a Orvis fan but i can say they have great rods, the reels for small freshwater fish are good but the saltwater could be better.

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