Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 06.21.13


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 killer selection this week, fourteen more videos that will take you around the world.

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!


Ah, New Zealand. . .land of giant fish and stunning scenery. Here’s a rather moody video that features tons of feeding fish, some great eats, and lots of different kinds of water.


Casting huge mayfly patterns to hungry trout is one of the greatest experiences in fly fishing, and this video features Lotte Aulom, a.k.a Reelgirl Flyfishing, from Norway fishing the Ephemera vulgata hatch on a beautiful lake.


This is something we can all relate to: a celebration of how incredibly frustrating fly fishing can be. By the end of this, you’ll be wanting to buy this guy a beer.


Missouri guide Brian Wise is back with one of his season-themed videos, and this one covers two, winter and spring. As usual, there’s tons of great action, some very cute kids who can fish, and lots of gorgeous trout.


Good stuff from the southern Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, featuring permit, snook, and tarpon.


We don’t get many panfish videos here on the F5, so I like to give some love to the sunnies when I can. This is a humble video about a humble fish.


The frontsidefly boys are back with a short new video about their friend, Risby. Normally a pike angler, he tries for trout, as the dulcet tones of Johnny Cash provide a soundtrack. The shot of the take is worth the price of admission.


I love me a short, sweet video, and this one from Norway clocks in at just under a minute and a half. Plus, I love dig cast, the short wait, and the strike.


This video chronicles a fun trip to an Oregon lake by a bunch of fishing pals. It looks like they had a blast and caught some nice fish. The underwater shots are fantastic.


Nothing to see here, except a couple of guys nymphing up some very nice rainbows. No idea where they are, but I’m guessing somewhere in New Zealand.


Here’s the third of a three-part series on fishing a small stream for wild brown trout in England. The videographer refers to it as a “slice of heaven,” and I have to agree. Click to see Part I and Part II.


This video is in French, but that won’t detract from your enjoyment of its chronicling a trip to the Caribbean for bonefish. With lots of different kinds of shots, it seeks to capture the whole experience, and it’s fun to watch. If you do speak French, even better!


This is an ad for a guide service on the Guadalupe in Texas, but it’s also a decent little fly-fishing video. I don’t get to the Lone Star State much, but this looks like a fine piece of trout water.


Finally, here’s another great episode of The New Fly Fisher, this time from Newfoundland (which, by the way, is pronounced new-found-LAND by those who live there). Bill Spicer and friends fish for Atlantic salmon. See you next week!

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