Welcome to the first edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival for 2019! Every week, we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available and then serve them up for you to enjoy. This week, to celebrate the new year, we offer 19 killer productions from around the world and featuring a wide variety of species. There’s something for everyone here, whether you’re a freshwater, saltwater, or warmwater lover.
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 out the awesome Orvis fly-fishing video theater: The Tug. As of today, there are more than 1,250 great videos on the site!
We don’t often lead with a 15-minute video, but this production from InTents Media warrants prominent placement. Derek Olthuis, Cortney Boice, Phil Tuttle, and Sam Parkinson go in search of huge arctic char, and the journey is epic in several ways.
The second episode of “Mosquitoes and Mayflies,” from Rolf Nylinder features more great fishing action–both failure and success–as the boys go in search of dry-fly-eating browns.
Anglers target tarpon, bonefish, permit and more in the lower Florida Keys in this heart-pumping video.
I could watch smallmouths hammer topwater flies all day, and this video from The New Fly Fisher serves up a full serving of strikes.
Here’s another cool trailer from this year’s IF4, as a group of anglers travels to an undeveloped corner of South America, where there is a thriving population of truly mammoth brown trout.
The Deckers stretch of the South Platte looks uncrowded and lovely in this midwinter look.
You don’t need to speak Italian to enjoy these gorgeous scenes shot on the small streams of the Italian Dolomites.
Fly-fishing guide Josh Trammell combines farming with time on the water chasing smallmouth bass.
Fly-fishing for false albacore off the coast of New Jersey is a high-tempo game, with fast action happening all at once.
Matt Butler, a.k.a. Traveltruly, is back with another sweet video from New Zealand’s legendary trout streams. That brown at the end is a dandy.
Due north of Los Angeles, Piute Pass provides perfect piscatorial pursuits. (Writing these blurbs is hard.)
Winter fishing in Iceland offers an even more starkly beautiful landscape and the same stunning fish.
This killer promo highlights some of the best fly fishing options Australia and New Zealand have to offer..
A guide on the Columbia River in British Columbia talks about why the river is so important to him, and it’s not just because of the fish.
The more I see videos like this, the more I want to fish for trout in the mountains of northern Italy.
This is old footage (from 2012), but it just showed up on the Yootoobs. It’s a compilation of clips taken from around South Florida, The Everglades, and The Key, featuring DJ Dan and Keys guide Derek Rust.
A couple kids read the Wilderness Act of 1964 over scenes of an angler on a remote piece of water. It’s a good reminder of why we need to protect such places.
Captain Quinn shares some of his best moment from the last year, as well as a funny story about playing in the snow with his kids. Warning: language.
We don’t often ask you to think serious thoughts in the F5, but this film about the future of the Madison River is important. How can we ensure that we don’t love the resource to death?