Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 11.28.14

Welcome to the Black Friday 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 14 new videos from around the world, from New Zealand to Russia’s Kola Peninsula.

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. There are way over 325 videos on the site now!

See you next week with a fresh set of films!


Dave and Amelia Jensen have been cranking out the cool, short videos from New Zealand over the past couple weeks. AJ has starred in the last few, so now Dave gets a chance to shine with this beautiful, nymphed-up brownie.


Here’s the trailer for what looks to be a fun, action-packed video about an unfortunate series of events on a saltwater expedition to a remote area off the Yucatan Coast.


Tertojåkka is a small stream up in northern Sweden, which is limited to a small number of fishermen per year. These anglers were lucky to be granted three days of fishing, and this is a recap from their trip.


Here’s a pumping edit of a trip to Alberta for bull trout and grayling. There is plenty of gorgeous water and killer trout.


East Central Florida offers a wealth of shallow-water opportunities in Mosquito, Indian River, and Banana River Lagoons. This video serves up some sweet redfish and seatrout action.


Southern Oregon steelhead in black & white makes for an artsy, yet cool perspective on the fishery.


The folks from the Canadian TV show The New Fly Fisher serve up some stunning aerial footage and wild fish-eating action from remote Labrador.


I love watching fish strike surface flies, but it’s also cool to see how trout react to subsurface patterns. It’s remarkable how many “no thanks” follows happen for every strike.


From what I can tell, an Osenka is a bright, fall-run Atlantic salmon, and this video from Russia shows how great the fishing can be in autumn.


Ken Hanley is back with another great production, this time featuring stillwater rainbows from a big California lake.


Here’s a cool video from Waist Deep Media that compares the fisheries of Washington’s wet western half and its dry eastern half.


This is an advertisement for a lodge on the Belousiha River on Russia’s Kola Peninsula. It’s in Russia, but it’s worth watching for the cool shots and stunning scenery.


Have you ever wondered what fly fishing was like in Ye Olde Tymes? This video sets out to recreate the magic.


I posted this to Facebook yesterday but wanted to make sure that nobody missed it: the full-length version of Hooké’s Gaspé adventure. Great stuff! Click the “CC” button for English subtitles.


And. . .just because.

5 thoughts on “Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 11.28.14”

  1. Do college kids still blast Steely Dan in their dorm rooms? I know I’ve been listening to them long before taking up fly fishing. Next time I head out I will make sure they are in my Subie’s CD player.

      1. And he’s wearing wading trousers and a carbon fiber rod for crying out loud…
        Well to our excuse I’ll let you in on a secret. We never planned this to look as old time fishing when we did the filming. We actually had another idea with the special clothing, but because of the trout not being as cooperative as we wanted we didn’t get the footage we wanted.
        Next time I promise we’ll bring a split cane rod and maybe an Adams to make it a little bit more authentic 🙂
        Cheers /Krister

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