Welcome to the latest edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available. This week, we’ve got a trout-heavy collection of fifteen videos from a variety of destinations both exotic and local–from southern Patagonia to Norway, and from New York to California. There’s a smattering of salt and warmwater, as well.

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!


Did you know that Hawaii is home to wild rainbow trout? In this gorgeous video, Nigel Warrick and friends trek into Kauai’s remote mountain streams to find these elusive trout.

Chasing albies off Montauk point is not for those who crave solitude, but the fish are hard-charging and great fun on a fly rod.

The folks at Carpe Diem have been turning out some beautiful videos of late, and this one is no exception–featuring great light and a lovely brown trout.

In southern Patagonia, you need to be stealthy to present a fly to a spring-creek trout. You won’t believe what happens next.

Our pal Ken Tanaka, from Wish4Fish, headed to New York’s Salmon River to chase the big boys. To see the whole 9-minute episode, click here.

I guided in Montana’s Paradise Valley almost a quarter century ago, and I still love to see its glorious views and stunning trout waters.

Check out Tanner Johnson’s cool montage of some buds fishin’ this past spring, summer, and fall. Warning: Language.

Montana’s Bitterroot Valley gets the autumnal treatment in this cool, sepia-toned video.

This is an ad for a guide service, but it’s also a cool look at California’s McCloud River, the source of most of the world’s rainbow-trout genes.

Here’s a video for us regular-guy fly fishers who understand the struggle of trying to get the cast just right.

A pair of Norwegian anglers strap on the backpacks and head to remote waters to find solitude and great fishing.

You probably don’t get a nickname like “2 Bug Doug” unless you catch a lot of fish.

Can you find Slovakia on a map? You’ll probably check after seeing this video about small rivers full of trout and grayling.

As a native Granite-Stater, I can’t resist a good video about New Hampshire. Appalachian State student Scottie Finanger and friends head to the far north to fish the Connecticut River out of Lopstick Lodge.

Finally, here’s a full episode of The New Fly Fisher about chasing big smallmouths on Dog Lake in northwestern Ontario. I love watching these bruisers smash a topwater bug.



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