Friday Film Festival: Friggatriskaidekaphobia Edition! 12.13.13


Written by: Phil Monahan

Welcome to a new Friday the Thirteenth special edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available. I love when I get to use the slasher-film inspired graphic above, a creation of Orvis designer James Daley.

We have a great selection this week, seventeen more videos that will take you to amazing angling destinations. 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!


If you’re looking for action, you’ve come to the right place. This video from The Seychelles is fast-paced and full of just the exciting parts of casting in the salt for milkfish, trevally, bonefish, and other species.


I like this video because it’s a celebration of “regular guy” fishing, rather than trying to be exotic or extreme. This could be any one of us out for a day on the Upper Skagit in British Columbia.


Some hot cold-weather steelheading from Michigan, and it kicks off with a bit of near drama due to inattention at the oars. Watch out!


This is one of the best warmwater-themed videos we’ve seen in awhile, as it captures many of the opportunities for fly fishers in northern Wisconsin, including some sweet smallies and muskies.


Here’s a very cool bonefish video made by a group of 16-year-olds trying to make a name for themselves as Lonely Osprey Productions. I think they’re well on their way.


Some filmmakers go out of their way to set their productions apart, and this one uses a technology theme, complete with cool graphics. But at heart, it’s just great fishing footage from Scandinavia.


Redfish in the grass off the North Carolina Coast, courtesy of Capt. Seth Vernon.


The young’uns are coming through this week, as here’s another great video created by high-schoolers. Apparently, fly-fishing is actual coursework at Cascade Christian High School, in Medford, Oregon. I can get behind that.


Catching big pike from a float tube looks like a lot of fun, as evidence by this video from Finland.


This week’s obligatory New Zealand entrant isn’t of the highest quality but features some really beautiful trout caught from crystal clear waters. The underwater shots are particularly good.


On their day off, a couple of guides head out to chase redfish and seatrout in Florida’s Mosquito Lagoon.


Here’s a rare look at fly fishing in Greece, featuring a pretty darned good brown trout.


This is a cool trailer for an upcoming film about a couple of guys going out on their own, sans guide, to see what kind of anglers they really are.


Ascention Bay is known for its bonefishing, as these European anglers discover. Plus there’s a ‘cuda to write home about. With a blizzard scheduled for tomorrow here in the 802, dreaming of the tropics is in definitely order.


This video about fly-fishing in Austria is beautifully made. Based on the logo, I guess it’s an ad, but there are some cool shots, especially of casting.


The quality here is pretty low, but I include it because it seems to be a fly-fishing-themed music video, which is unusual. And is that guitarist wearing a fly-fishing vest?


We finish up with the first episode of “Fly vs Jerk 5,” which pits fly fishermen against conventional anglers in a homespun pike tournament. This is way more interesting than your average “Bassmasters” show, and I think long-rodders will be pleased to see how well they stack up.

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