Friday (the Thirteenth!) Fly-Fishing Film Festival 05.13.16


Written by: Phil Monahan

Welcome the latest Friggatriskaidekaphobia-inducing edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, in which we feature the best videos from around the world. Watch out for that guy on top of the marquee, as he seems to have spilled some paint. . .or something. We’ve got a top 10 for you this week, with plenty of saltwater and warmwater action in the mix.

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 more than 1,170 great videos on the site!

See you next week with a fresh set of films!


For anyone who missed the post earlier in the week, here is the full 40-minute version of the latest film from Black Fly Eyes. We rarely post videos this long, so trust me when I say that it’s well worth your time. Save it for tonight, if you want.


Here’s the first film from a collective called Troutfish_NC. We look forward to seeing much more of their work.


Here’s a very cool video about the amazing jungle tarpon fishery of northern Costa Rica.


Here’s the latest in the “Find Your Water” series, focusing on a float trip on a remote Texas river.


There are some fat bronzebacks in this video from Pennsylvania, and the fishing style is anything but delicate.


There’s no fishing in this video, but anyone who has ever tried to find a “secret spot” will recognize these scenes.


Ever wonder why someone would own a fly shop? This great profile of Carson Oldham offers some cool insights.


Good stuff from the mountains of East Tennessee, including Great Smoky Mountain National Park.


The quality of this video is not great, but it gives you a front-row seat to a bunch of sweet tarpon jumps.


If you dig watching big pike slam flies, then this film from northern Canada is for you. The visible strikes are exciting stuff.

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