Classic Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 04.21.22

Welcome to a classic 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 have a wonderful selection of fifteen videos that cover a wide range, both geographically and in the number of species on display. Australian tuna, Belgian browns, Canadian bronzebacks, and Mexican permit complement the homegrown stories from Oregon, Arkansas, and New York.

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 1,330 great videos on the site!

We kick things off with the inspirational story of Landon Mace, who came back from Iraq and built a fly-fishing life for himself in Oregon.

This 30-second video expresses what’s so fantastic about fly-fishing for tarpon, even when you don’t land the fish.It’ll make you understand why tarpon anglers count the number of fish “jumped.”

Andrew Harding (a.k.a. troutboynz) hit the famed cicada hatch on a backcountry river on the lower North Island of New Zealand. Looks pretty fun.

The end of the season on two Belgian rivers is the subject of this glorious video from Rodtrip.

As usual, there is lots of coffee in this video from northern Sweden, but there are also lots of gorgeous brown trout.

Famed angler and photographer Peter Morse demonstrates his favorite method for clearing line using an old bra commercial as a reference. Then he puts the technique to good use on an Aussie tuna.

Our pal Drew, a.k.a. Looknfishy, took a two-day kayak trip down a river in the Ozarks and put together this cool edit.

Two novice anglers head to the cradle of American fly fishing to see what’s so great about this sport. What they find is that it’s not about the fish . . .until it is.

Fly-fishing for albies off Martha’s Vineyard means getting your sea legs and being ready for the blitz.

Tennessee’s Wautauga River is the setting for this fun travelogue.

Here’s another short and salty video, this time featuring permit in Ascension Bay, Mexico.

This trailer for an upcoming film about chasing Atlantic salmon in Finland(?) has a pace that’s fast and furious, and I dig the release shots.

Warning: there are no fish in this video. But I love seeing this dad and his kids enjoying time together on the water.

The Ekalluk River–in the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut, Canada–sees an annual, two-week-long run of arctic char. Those lucky enough to be there experience something remarkable.

We finish up with a full episode of The New Fly Fisher, in which host Bill Spicer chases smallmouth bass on Lake Ontario.

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