Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 01.17.14


Written by: Phil Monahan

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 great selection this week, sixteen videos that will take you from Australia to British Columbia, Spain to the Seychelles.

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!


Here’s the latest upload from Catch Magazine’s video genius Todd Moen, which features Brian O’Keefe fishing the Bahamas on foot, like a mensch. Some absolutely killer bonefish footage here.


Gorgeous scenery and two-handed fall steelhead fishing on the Muskegon River in Michigan with Capt. Steve Kuieck.


This one’s long, at almost 15 minutes, but it’s work it, featuring stunning, slo-mo tarpon-fishing footage from the lower Florida Keys.


Russia’s Atlantic Salmon Reserve is where the big fish are, I guess. Crikey, that’s a beast.


Some sweet musky action from the guys at Revive Fly Fishing. The fish start small and get bigger fast.


Here’s what happens when a bunch of good ol’ Southern boys head north into the icy wilds of Lake Ontario tributaries.


A short movie from Norway about the melancholy moments in fly fishing. The movie is an antidote to the super-pumped soundtracks that accompany most fly fishing movies and don’t quite fit with the subject.


From the Land Down Under comes this great little video and tutorial about catching golden trevally. You’ll see the problem with the “trout set” here.


Poland’s San River is the star of this video about fly fishing, nature, fish, and friendship.


Here’s a very cool test of a 3D effect in fly fishing. I like it.


Here’s a quick little vignette from the Spanish Pyrenees, one of my favorite fly-fishing destinations in the world.


I had to look up what a southern saratoga is after watching this cool video from Australia: “Scleropages leichardti, also known as the spotted bonytongue, spotted saratoga, or southern saratoga, is a freshwater bony fish native to Australia. It belongs to the subfamily Osteoglossinae, or arowanas, a primitive group of teleosts.”


Didn’t get enough Todd Moen up top? Then check out this beautiful trailer for one of the films coming up in this year’s F3T.


One man, one standup paddleboard, one cast, one redfish. ‘Nuff said.


Louisiana redfish + David Bowie + Freddy Mercury = win!


Some beautifully shot footage from the flats of Alphone Island in the Seychelles.

7 thoughts on “Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 01.17.14

  1. Steve Root

    OK guys…a 30 inch Musky is a SMALL fish. Why hold it out of the water all that time just to take a picture of a small fish? Quit screwing around and get it back in the water.

    Reply
  2. Tom

    You guys killed it again. Nothing makes me more anxious to get back out on the water than watching these beautiful videos that you feature. Thank you!

    Reply

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