Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 11.17.17

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 a ton of homegrown videos, featuring great fly-fishing opportunities throughout the U.S. of A. But don’t worry, you’ll also be transported to Christmas Island, South America, and Lesotho.

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 exactly 1,429 great videos on the site!

We kick things off in Cuba, which offers incredible saltwater fishing and a fascinating cultural experience, both captures ion this video.

Guide Gray Struznik, who fishes on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, realized that local steelhead populations couldn’t handle the current level of angling pressure, so he made a bold decision.

Chase and Aimee of Tight Loops hiked into Montana’s remote high country in search of one the world’s most elusive fresh water game fish, the golden trout.

Self-shot videos are tough, but Will Phelps narrates his attempts to catch a big trout in compelling fashion. Will he hook the beast?

Check out this glorious drone footage of chasing bonefish at Christmas Island.

Another week, another fun video about catching big, fierce golden dorado–this time on Argentina’s Parana River.

Fly-fishing for carp off Michigan’s Beaver Island looks remarkably like bonefishing in The Bahamas in this cool clip from Robby Mason.

This short video isn’t exactly centered around fishing; instead it is focused more on the overall experience of backcountry fishing.

Here’s a beautiful trailer for an upcoming film from France, about how fly-fishing is about so much more than the fish.

Photographer Ben Kraushaar is back with a beautiful short about hiking into the Wyoming backcountry.

Follow the Tourette’s fishing crew as they pioneer a new fishery in Africa; help the community and fish for yellowfish and Trout in the high mountain streams of Lesotho.

This summer, Trout Unlimited & the U.S. Forest Service sponsored an epic conservation road trip across the country called “A Native Odyssey.” The goal was to shed light on the importance of our public lands and native trout species.

Drew, a.k.a. Looknfishy, had a few days free, so he packed some camping gear and headed to Grand Isle, Louisiana with hopes of catching a bull redfish.

This short teaser for an upcoming film about Montana’s Smith River should give anyone pause to think about whether we should allow a mine at the river’s headwaters.

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