Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 12.08.17


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 thirteen great productions that will take you from New Zealand’s South Island to the Kootenays of British Columbia and from the warm salt water of Tampa Bay to the cool chalk streams of southern England. And there’s plenty more in between.

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!


The German anglers behind Danica Dudes travel to fish the storied waters of the rivers Test and Itchen in the south of England, getting a history lesson in the process.


Andrew Harding (a.k.a. troutboynz) and his buddy hit up a remote lower North Island river, for some tricky, low water browns.


The folks from SpooledReels highlight the Mack Attack–chasing Spanish mackerel on flies on Florida’s Tampa Bay.


Here’s a wonderful story about a woman who chucked it all–house, job, etc.–to become a fly-fishing guide in Taos. There are important lessons here about following your passions.


Check out this cool trailer for an upcoming film about chasing taimen in the Mongolia wilderness. That fish is a beast!


I love to see young’uns getting into fly fishing, and 15-year-old Cole seems to have taken to Michigan steelheading pretty darned well.


The beautiful trout waters of Italy’s Dolomite Mountains are the subject of this short film from Luca De Manincor.


Check out this short clip about an overnight trip into the heart of British Columbias Kootenays to chase cutthroat in crystal clear pools.


Last week, we posted Part 1 of Rolf Nylinder and Pete Christensen’s epic about a journal found in a remote cabin in New Zealand. Here’s Part 2.


If David Lynch directed a fly-fishing video, this Japanese production might be what it would look like.


Aussie guide Charley May shows off her favorite water, the Kiewa River in Northeast Victoria.


Tim Flagler, of Tightline Productions, demonstrates his poetry chops, as he re-imagines a Christmas classic as an ode to the stocking truck.


Finally, here’s an informative video from Bonefish & Tarpon Trust about the importance of saltwater flats habitat. Science-based conservation approaches benefit more than the species they target!

5 thoughts on “Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 12.08.17”

  1. Thanks for the long clips. This was a good week, full of interesting stories and imagery. A very nice way to spend some time in front of the screen on a lazy Aussie Saturday.

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