Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 12.19.14

Welcome to another 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 seventeen new videos from around the world, featuring anglers chasing bonefish, trout, steelhead, and more.

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. As of today, there are more than 380 killer videos on the site!

See you next week with a fresh set of films!


“Bight” follows two fly-fishing guides from Upstate New York as they travel to South Andros Island, Bahamas. We see the friendships they develop with the local guides as they set out to target what is considered some of the best bonefishing in the world.


I can’t speak to how good Ramon Cliff’s steelhead film is, but this has got to be the best title sequence ever.


Peter Laurelli’s Surf & Inshore Fly Fishing series has kept us entertained for years, and this trailer shows that the 2014 version is full of exciting saltwater action. Can’t wait to see the full feature.


Recapture is one man’s tribute to his father and all he loved about the sport of fly fishing. After mourning his fathers passing, Mike Percelli realizes it is time to stop living in the past and create new memories with new friends. He returns to the waters where his father once taught him, to gain closure, and share his knowledge.


The Lost Boys of Yantarni is the story of the quirky few, stubborn enough to live and work on one of the most rugged and formidable outreaches of the Alaska Peninsula – a Neverland practically unknown to the angling world. The allure? – giant, dime bright, Coho Salmon that charge into these mile-long rivers with a seek-and-destroy mentality.


Marc Crapo, a.k.a. The Beard, serves up this trailer for a film about saltwater fly fishing in some of the world’s most mysterious waters. . .


Captain Quinn is back with more ruminations on the relationship between pickles and steelheading, catching some big British Columbia chromers in the process.


David Mangum of “Bulls on Top” fame has an upcoming feature called “out of Touch,” and this trailer offers a bit of cool redfish action to whet the appetite.


We love to see the young’uns out there on the water, and these guys have made a pretty good video, as well. Fishing North Carolina’s Wilson Creek in November produces a few fine rainbows.


The production quality isn’t the best here, but this video features some great small-stream action for rainbows and marbles in southwestern Slovenia.


The Deerfield is one of the more “Western” rivers in the Northeast, and this late-season drift features some of the great water and trout on this western Massachusetts tailwater.


Utah’s Provo Brothers are back with a cool multi-sport video. Here, the ride mountain bikes to fish the small streams on the northern slope of the Uinta Mountains.


You ever wanna see how they cast for bonefish in the Ivy League? Me, neither. But there’s some good stuff here from the flats off Ambergris Cay in Belize.


A year in the life of carpers Buddy and Burt features some pretty fine fish and even a bit of aerial footage.


“Cousin Joe” is the latest from Robert Thompson (“The Brothers Brown,” “Heart of the Driftless,” and others), and it focuses on a recording session that takes place in a fishing cabin in the woods of northern Michigan. There are some cool night-fishing scenes!


At 12 minutes, this one’s a bit long, but it offers an intriguing look at the saltwater action available in the Dry Tortugas, west of Key West.


Here’s a full half-hour episode of FLY TV which features Steffan Jensen casting to huge sea trout in a small stream where you’d never expect to find fish that big.

One thought on “Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 12.19.14”

  1. Thanks Phil…
    I’m sitting here in Hancock NY watching it snow.
    The wind is howling and the river temperature is in the mid 30’s so I look for my fix through Fridays Film Fest.
    Oh… Two guides from up state NY fishing for bones in the Bahamas… that looks cool…
    WAIT! Thats Joe. I’ll bet Coz is with him! yup. I thought he was still in steelhead camp!
    Woosie… guess it got too cold for him.

    Thanks again and have a Merry Christmas!

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