Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 11.04.16


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. This week, we’ve got fourteen killer productions from all corners of the globe: from Australia to Norway and from the Seychelles to Yellowstone. There are female anglers, kids, and some serious DIY action.

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 1,300 great videos on the site!


I can’t get behind the soundtrack choices here at all, but a short tour of Iceland’s fisheries offers plenty to dream about.


Here’s 22 seconds of Atlantic-salmon goodness. That is a majestic fish!


Our pal Down Under, Jono Shales, chases free swimming sailfish in Exmouth Gulf, enjoying both the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. Both are pretty exciting.


Norway offers some killer trout, grayling, and salmon fishing, and this group of friends spent four weeks sampling different regions and waters. Seems like quite a trip.


This isn’t the greatest-quality video, but Roy Montoya catches a dandy rooster from the beach in Mexico. Warning: language.


Man, I wish my college had a fly-fishing club. These guys seem to have a great conservation ethic, as well.


Our man Drew at Looknfishy offers another cool video about kayak fishing: this time chasing redfish in Southeast Louisiana.


I first fished with Blane Chocklett in 2000 on Virginia’s Smith River, and it’s cool to hear about his developing love for muskies.


A bit of dreamy black-drum action during the flood tide in Florida (?).


I like a good one-cast-one-fish video, and this one from the Seychelles does it all in under a minute.


Fly fishers have been in love with Yellowstone National Park since it was created. This video gets at a few of the things that make it such a special place.


First off, yes: this child needs some eye protection. But I love the impulse to introduce this lil’ girl to fly fishing.


It’s always great to more women getting into fly fishing, and this video from Colorado shows that they can be just as dorky as the guys.


We finish up with a full episode of The New Fly Fisher, in which Tom Rosenbauer travels to beautiful New Brunswick in eastern Canada to fly fish for giant Atlantic salmon.

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