Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 10.21.16


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. It was a pretty slow week, as far as numbers of great videos. But what we got was quality, not quantity. Below are ten great videos from destinations as far flung as New Zealand and Labrador, as well as a cool documentary about the native trout of Mexico’s rugged and forbidding Sierra Madre.

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 1,290 great videos on the site!


We kick things off with a minute of fly-fishing goodness from Dave and Amelia Jensen, featuring long shots from the drone, close-ups of trout taking dry flies, and everything in between.


The winter fishing around Lake Taupo on New Zealand’s North Island can be fast and furious, and the fish are simply gorgeous.


Alvin Dedeaux of All Water Guides in Austin, Texas, shows you just how easy it can be to catch a redfish in the Lone Star State.


The young’uns of WildFly Productions head into the mountains of North Carolina and find plenty of nice trout willing to eat nymphs.


Filmmaker Trey Mullen of One Reel Media House caught up with Brush Creek Ranch guides Adam Crowson and Hayden Dale for a post-work fall evening on the North Platte River.


Lotte Aulom, a.k.a. Reelgirl, traveled from her home in Norway to cast for huge brook trout on the lakes of Labrador. Some of these fish are spectacular.


Chasing tarpon from a kayak looks like a real blast, and I’m sure it takes more than a modicum of skill to get them to the boat.


Salmon camp in Lithuania is a wonderful combination of great fishing, camaraderie, and good times.


This is just a beautiful piece of filmmaking, shot on Washington’s North Fork of the Skykomish River.


We finish up with an hour-long documentary by the great fish artist Joe Tomelleri, about Truchas Mexicanas, a bi-national group that has been studying the trout of Mexico since 1997. As many as twelve species of native trout inhabit Mexico’s rugged and forbidding Sierra Madre. This video is the saga of her trout, her native people, and the struggle to save a dwindling resource..

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