Friday (the Thirteenth!) Fly-Fishing Film Festival 11.13.15

Welcome to another Friday the 13th edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, made up of the best videos from around the world and overseen by our shy, retiring pal Jason Voorhees (above). This week, we feature sixteen great videos that will activate your fishing jones and feature everything from roosterfish to steelhead and trout to pike.

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 all-new, improved Orvis fly-fishing video theater: The Tug. As of today, there are 929 great videos on the site!

See you next week with a fresh set of films!


Scenes from a single day of dry-fly fishing in Norbbyströmmen in Sweden, where the rainbow trout are really picky. I love the mood and the soundtrack in this one.


Will you be fly fishing at 82 years old? I hope that I am right in the river, like John James Haynie in this moving film.


Here’s a beautiful video from Norway that captures the sights and slanting light of fishing for Autumn sea trout in the salt.


When you’re chasing saltwater species in southwestern Florida, sometimes you win, and sometimes you lose.


Slow motion adds an air of elegance to the scenes of these anglers fishing Arkansas’s White River.


An angler moves to Oregon and discovers the remarkable, varied fishing opportunities there, from the temperate rainforest to the high desert.


The special effects are a little much, but even they can’t distort the magic of New Zealand’s backcountry trout rivers.


Our quiet pal Luke Bannister is back with another bamboo adventure, this time in mid-Wales, where he fishes the Usk and an upland stream.


I would love to be able to fish for big pike right in town, as this angler does in the canals of his native Holland.


Chasing roosterfish looks like hard work, but the rewards are pretty great. Warning: some serious F-bombs in the middle here.


We don’t hear too much about Minnesota browns and steelhead, but I think you’ll be mighty impressed by what’s on display here.


Young Max Rhulen checks in with one minute of Central Oregon fly-fishing goodness.


If you’re looking for a fishing spot with spectacular scenery, Norway’s Nordfjord might be a good place to start. . .and catch a few sea trout.


It looks as if Bart had a pretty good day with dry flies on the South Island of New Zealand.


It’s hard to make a good self-shot video, but Cameron Kirby used pacing, music, and pretty fish to succeed.


Parker Smith lost his job and his fiancee in the span of two days. So what did he do? He headed straight for southwestern Montana and caught lots of trout. The scene that starts at 3:17 will convince you that Parker is over his heartbreak. . . .

4 thoughts on “Friday (the Thirteenth!) Fly-Fishing Film Festival 11.13.15”

  1. I don’t know where Cheeky Fly fishing made that video, but there aren’t any Steelhead rivers in Minnesota that look like that. Looked more like the Bois Brule.

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