Friday (the Thirteenth!) Fly-Fishing Film Festival 01.13.17

Welcome the latest Paraskevidekatriaphobia-inducing edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, in which we feature the best videos from around the world. It looks like our slasher friend has made a bit of a mess on top of the marquee. Is that paint, or . . . ?

This week, we offer up thirteen (eek!) videos that will take you from the Indian Ocean to northern Canada, and from California to Florida. 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 another great IF4 trailer, this time from our Canadian friends at Hooké, who traveled to northern Sweden to catch big Atlantic salmon.


The latest film from the great Todd Moen actually includes a lot of how-to information for those interested in Pacific Northwest steelheading, plus there’s that amazing cinematography and music you’ve come to expect.


Where in the world is Lakshadweep? you may ask. It’s a group of islands off the southwestern coast of India, and it looks like a saltwater angler’s playground.


The star of this cool short film from Capt Jack Productions is an 8-year-old angler who knows his way around a Spey rod.


The trailer for the most recent film by RA Beattie focuses on a legendary angler known as Sandflea on Mexico’s Isla Holbox.


The latest film from Conservation Hawks–an organization whose mission states that climate change is the single largest threat to our fish and game, our landscapes, and our kids–is all about family and it features Travis Swartz (a.k.a. Hank Patterson), guide Hilary Hutcheson, and three generations of the Perkins family.


This video is about more than the killer fishing for Lahontan cutthroats on Nevada’s Pyramid Lake; it also delves into the legend of the lake’s mythical “water babies.” The end is some stuff made for Friday the 13th.


Molly Roberson lands a remarkable brown in this 30-second clip from Orvis Ambassador Em Loerke.


These young’uns have got their priorities straight, chasing some Jersey pickerel in the snow.


The redfish of Florida’s Nature Coast are the subject of this dreamy video featuring Capt. John Rohan.


Taiwan is always in the news for its manufacturing capabilities, so we often picture it as an urban or industrial wasteland. But check out this beautiful mountain stream and cool game fish–a Taiwan mahseer (Spinibarbus hollandi), methinks.


Check out this cool footage of arctic grayling hammering dry flies, from our friends at The New Fly Fisher.


We finish up with a great video from CalTrout about the fall and potential rise of the Eel River. According to the organization, the Eel River has the capacity to heal, and to once again flourish. The wild fish are there, and ready to thrive.

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