Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 02.21.14

Welcome to a new edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available. We have a lean selection this week, thirteen videos featuring a wide variety of locations. The saltwater selection was particularly slim, so I supplemented with a few of my favorites from days gone by.

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 in regularly at The Tug, the Orvis online video theater. See you next week with a fresh set of films!


Yes, I know it’s long—running a little more than 16 minutes—but this video about chasing big browns in Oregon is the clear winner this week. It’s well worth your time, especially once you see the beastie at the end.


Good stuff from the South Island of New Zealand, featuring great scenery, killer trout, and some young anglers who seem to know what they’re doing.


Because there weren’t any great saltwater videos online this week, I grabbed a couple of classics to break up the troutiness of this F5. This gem from World Angling kind of set the standard four years ago.


The shad kill on Arkansas’s White River is an annual event that draws anglers from across the country in search of hog brown trout. But the weather can be ugly. . .


Dry-fly fishing on Alberta’s Bow River looks like a lot of fun. These trout are sexy and they know it.


This video poses a question: Is it better to go skiing or to brave icy guides and frigid waters on the Madison River?


Here’s another classic saltwater video, this one from the Farquhar Atoll in the Seychelles, where they grow some meaty bonefish.


Here’s a little teaser from the New Mexico State Parks department extolling the virtues of fly fishing the San Juan River. They don’t even need any words to get that message across.


Things look pretty good on the rivers of North Georgia.


It always kind of bugs me when folks call fly fishing an “art form.” But this guy certainly makes a case for the artistry of fly casting. The quality of the video stinks, but the casting is just gorgeous.


Great stuff from. . .someplace we’re not supposed to go but is home to brilliant saltwater fly fishing.


I dunno why anyone would want to go on safari when they could go fly fishing in the mountains of Lesotho, which are beautiful and offer rivers full of yellowfish.


Warning: There is no fishing in this video. However, it is a spectacular look at the majesty of New Zealand. Perhaps you can show this to your non-fishing spouse to explain why your next vacation should start in Auckland. This is simply stunning.

10 thoughts on “Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 02.21.14”

  1. I swear if I ever get fired it will be because I was watching F5 during work hours. And you know what Phil? It’ll be all your fault. I hope you can live with yourself when I loose my house and can’t feed my family…

  2. Thanks for another tasty F5, Phil.
    The rod in the New Mexico State Parks video looks like an old Orvis Golden Eagle! At least, it may be Wright & McGill material. Time to consult Cameron Mortenson!

  3. Busy with one of the kid’s birthday on Friday, so I just got to good ole F5 today. Intended to visit it as a brief break from school work. Not so brief, but so much fun.

  4. great video’s have been trying to see the film about a fly fisherman who left a journal and it is discovered years later.

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