Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 12.09.16


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 was pretty slow, to be honest, but we’ve got ten great productions that will keep the winter chill away for a few minutes. From New Zealand to the Netherlands and from Argentina to British Columbia, you’ll experience some astonishing on-the-water experiences.

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!


We kick things off with a great collection of footage from Norsk Laksefilm Produksjon, which set out to explain what’s so great about fly fishing. There’s no story, just a lot of eye candy, and it’s pretty tasty.


Andrew Harding (a.k.a. troutboynz) and his buddies hit a small farm stream on the lower South Island and find some feisty brown and rainbow trout.


Check out this cool video about fly fishing for golden dorado on the Upper Parana River in Corrientes, Argentina


Here’s a trailer for an upcoming film about a trip to chase redfish in Louisiana, from the Italian father-and-son team Cantova and Nicolas Fiorenzo.


Capt. Quinn is usually all about fun and games, but this incredible fish has him practically speechless.


If you’re looking for big false albacore, the waters of North Carolina’s Cape Lookout are the place to be.


Here’s the hilarious story of a couple trying to learn how to fly fish in New Zealand, including plenty of trials and tribulations before they find success.


A polder is “a piece of low-lying land reclaimed from the sea or a river and protected by dikes, especially in the Netherlands.” And, yes, there are pike in them.


Ray Montoya’s description of this saltwater video is great: “When youz got tres mongos closing in fast, you’re not ready, and have just seconds and one shot to get the fly in front of them. Time to switch into Jedi mode!”


Finally, here’s the latest from our Lithuanian/Norwegian pals Black Fly Eyes, in case any of you missed it earlier in the week. These guys do an amazing job of storytelling and capturing the magic of the sport.

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