Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 01.03.14


Written by: Phil Monahan

Welcome to a new edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival—the first of the new year!—in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available. Now that the holidays are over and folks have some time on their hands, we’ll hopefully start seeing more great videos, but we still have a great selection this week, seventeen videos from New Zealand to Labrador, Bolivia to Minnesota.

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!


The Provo Bros are back with a killer trailer for their upcoming video about a 2013 journey into the heart of the Bolivian Amazon. This is pretty spectacular.


There are some serious Southern Appalachian’s rainbow trout on display here, courtesy of the folks at Winged Reel. Gotta love the small water + big trout equation.


Another absolutely gorgeous trailer, this one for a film on Atlantic salmon, shot on the beautiful salmon rivers of Gaspésie and Bas St-Laurent in Quebec.


What’s more fun that watching bull reds smash poppers in the Louisiana Marsh? Nothin’, that’s what.


It’s not a wintertime F5 without some dr-fly action for huge trout in New Zealand, right?


I do love a fishless fly-fishing video, and here’s a dandy from Jarred Cline documenting his very first day fly-fishing from trout. He says he caught two, but he didn’t get any footage. No matter, since this is a sweet little look at a cold day on the river.


Did you know that muskies hate cinnamon? This great video from Minnesota features artists Bob White, whose art we’ve been featuring on the Fly Fishing blog, and Kip Vieth of Wildwood Float Trips, who has provided articles for us.


So, why would a person stand on a ladder in freezing weather and cast into a 30-knot wind? These scenes from Nevada’s Pyramid Lake offer one explanation.


Hawaii’s bonefish are the stuff of legend: big but elusive. Here’s a cool video from Mike Hennessy that shows how great the fishing can be in the Aloha State.


A fragment of Mel Krieger’s “Patagonia – 40 years fly fishing in ARGENTINA” accompanied by some great footage of southern Argentina, featuring the man himself.


Here’s a great tribute to the joys of summer, which is apt, since it was 6 degrees below zero when I drove into work this morning. Oh, and there are lots of redfish here, too.


Who’s crazy enough to go fly fishing on December 26th? The Black Gnats, that’s who! They hit two Central Pennsylvania creeks with their new toys and land some sweet trout.


I usually don’t include videos that feature photo montages, but this year-end wrap-up from the Truckee River has lots to recommend it: big fish, great video snippets, and some wiggly bugs.


Sometimes, it’s not about the quality of the filmmaking. . . .This one is just fun to watch, on several levels, as a group of young guys try to make their way in the world of Montana fly fishing.


There’s not much fishing here, but you get a gorgeous look at some Idaho mountains and rivers from the air. This is fly-fishing heaven!


Gettin’ lucky on redfish in Charleston, South Carolina.


Great stuff from Labrador, featuring John Gierach and some stunning brook trout.

8 thoughts on “Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 01.03.14

  1. Tim Corfey

    Hey Phil, have you ever thought about adding the TU film from 1969 called “The Way of a Trout”.
    “Created in 1969 by James Wilkie and donated to Trout Unlimited,
    “The Way of a Trout” was one of the first films to strongly advocate “catch and release”.”
    Great short film and I have the URL if you need it.
    Regards Tim C.

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  3. Kevin

    Phil, if you or your counterparts on the conservation side are interested, Salmon Confidential, a documentary on the declining sockeye populations due to farmed salmon is available for free and in full on vimeo. http://vimeo.com/61301410

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