Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 12.21.18

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’re serving up 16 great videos to keep you occupied this holiday weekend. We’ve got fresh and salt coverage from around the globe, winter and summer conditions, and all manner of differing perspectives.

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 1,250 great videos on the site!

We kick things off with the killer sizzle reel from the 2019 International Fly Fishing Film Festival, featuring killer shots from around the world.

Even when you don’t catch anything, it’s tough to beat a day on the water chasing redfish.

Tanner Johnson–a self-described “fishing bum out of Colorado who likes to take videos”–serves up a mellow little montage of some fishing from this last fall.

You don’t hear a lot about saltwater fly fishing in Chile, but it sure looks fun.

Here’s another gorgeous trailer, this time for a film about three Alaska fishing guides who, following the close of the summer season, road-trip their way from Alaska to New York City.

The contrast between the noise and frenzy of daily life and the calmness of time in nature could not be clearer.

Two friends use a night-fishing adventure to lure their buddy back to the sport he has abandoned because of other priorities.

Our pals to the north, Hooke, explore northern Quebec for incredible salmon and brook-trout fishing.

Winter in the Sierras of California offers a starkly beautiful landscape and some equally impressive rainbows.

Some sweet South American action, far from the madding crowds.

Check out this cool old footage of Jack Dennis fishing for cutthroats in northwestern Wyoming.

Winter fishing from an SUP? No problem for Sean Callinan.

This clip from an Adventure Sports Network show that fly fishing is the perfect pause button..

Many folks don’t realize that the Spanish Pyrenees have some incredible brook-trout fishing, and this heli-adventure into the high country adds stunning scenery to the mix.

This film is longish (11 minutes), but it does a great job of capturing the lifestyle of guides and pilots who work in Alaska’s Bristol Bay. Warning: language.

Russia’s Ponoi River is probably the world’s most reliable Atlantic salmon river and remains in excellent health right up through the 2017 season. This is the story of three young fly fishers discovering that all is not lost for the Atlantic salmon.

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