Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 12.01.17


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 serve up a baker’s dozen videos about trout, trout, and trout . . . with a few warmwater species and salmon thrown in for good measure. Where’s the salty action, all you filmmakers out there?

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 with a gorgeous trailer for an upcoming film about England’s chalk streams, featuring our friend Marina Gibson. I can’t wait to see the finished production.


This dreamy video from Wyoming would fit right into our “Moment of Chill” campaign, as a lone angler lands a sweet rainbow on a late-fall stream.


Here’s another cool trailer, this time for a TV show called “Wildcats,” about fly fishing across eastern and northern Canada. It looks remarkable.


This is a few years old, but our pal Rolf Nylinder just posted it on his Youtube page, so I had to share. Incredible action and a cool story from New ZEaland.


Yes, this is an ad for an Alaskan lodge, but I couldn’t get over that leap at :26. Dang–high and distance!


The production values aren’t that high on this video from Gunnison County, Colorado, but I love the mix of epic scenery and close-up fishing. Plus, there’s nothing I love more than dry-fly fishing on a mountain stream.


This is some seriously trippy footage from a backcountry trip to the Grand Canyon, but it makes me want to go.


Elizabeth Hendrix is passionate about connecting women to nature; for years she has engaged women and particularly mothers and daughters in fly fishing, a sport historically preserved for men.


Snow and cold don’t stop Colorado anglers from getting out on the water, as evidenced by this chilly footage from Pagosa Springs.


There are some great shots in this video about an expedition into the Bolivian jungle. The overall production isn’t very glossy, but the experience seems amazing.


This looks like it’s going to be a fascinating documentary that focuses on a concentrated effort to evaluate and protect native, heritage-strain brook trout in the Adirondack Mountains.


Check out this great short film about Emma Yardley as she shares her life so far growing up on the river with her dad and how fly fishing has inspired her to slow down, and has influenced her creative spirit.


We finish up with a killer video from Dave and Amelia Jensen about an experience in the New Zealand backcountry in which they spent three hours to catch two trout. The video is almost 12 minutes long, but you won’t be able to take your eyes off the screen.

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