Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 10.24.14

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. Here are 15 new videos from around the world, from New Zealand, to Norway, to Alaska.

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 even more amazing videos (we’re over 250 videos now), 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 a gorgeous trailer for an upcoming film called “Those Moments,” made by our pal Peter Christensen, which takes you from Alaska to The Bahamas to British Columbia.

The bow-and-arrow cast is not just for trout fishing in tight quarters, apparently. Watch this angler use it on the saltwater flats.

This video is a pastiche of scenes from New England and New York, which have been artfully combined into 5-1/2 minutes of sepia-toned goodness.

Peter Morse hosts an Australian fly-fishing TV show, and if this trailer is any indication, he has a helluva time doing it.

Is there a fish species that you just can’t catch or an angling situation that you can’t get to work for you? Then you’ll sympathize with Clint Kemp’s quest to catch a tailing redfish in the grass.

If you think carp fishing is a trash sport, check out this great video from Italy, in which the carp chase and slam dry flies. It looks like freshwater redfishing on the surface.

This self-shot video of a trip into the New Zealand backcountry offers everything you’ve come to expect from Kiwiland: solitude, scenery, and huge browns.

What’s better than an early morning on the water, as the mists rise and the wildlife begins to stir? I love the vibe of this video.

Check out this cool golden dorado action from Argentina. I especially dog the wading scenes, as the rivers seem so different from those I’m accustomed to.

Okay, I don’t know what this is all about, but I was certainly entertained. I guess Stay Wild is an online magazine.

We don’t see a lot of tuna fishing here on the F5, so it’s always exciting when a video shows up. These anglers are working hard in the Mediterranean off southern France.

At less than a minute, this video does a wonderful job of capturing the inspiration, style, and technique of renowned fly-fishing artist Derek DeYoung.

Greenland is one of those destinations that has always seemed magical to me because I’d love to catch a huge char. But the wind and the bugs look like formidable adversaries. . .

Here’s a neat little student film from Kylie Della that focuses on what comes before the fishing: that sweet time when you get to fondle all your gear and flies in preparation for time on the water.

This is long, at 15-1/2 minutes, but it’s well worth your time. It’s a glorious look at silver salmon season on Alaska’s Prince of Wales Island, but it features lots more than just fishing.

7 thoughts on “Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 10.24.14”

  1. Thanks Phil for the post of my video, but in my video nothing was filmed in Michigan, I hope to get there someday.

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