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, sixteen 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 FFF, please post it in the comments below. And don’t forget to check in regularly at. . .
Written by: Mike Mazzoni
[Editor’s note: Last year, we posted two sets of photos of big trout (here and here) by Mike Mazzoni, who was a summer intern at Falcon’s Ledge in Utah. He’s back again, but this time, he has a new job—Guest Relations/Facilities Manager—and a new mission.]
While some fly fishers find success in enticing carp with a Prince Nymph under a strike indicator, or by stripping a Woolly Bugger blindly, I have grown to love the challenge and thrill of sight-casting to feeding carp, watching the take, and enjoying the long, powerful. . .
Evan Williams and Liz Caval took a desert adventure to The Big O—Oregon’s Owyhee River—to celebrate Liz’s recent graduation from a Masters-degree program by setting their sights on another huge milestone: catching an Owyhee brown. This spring has been really windy, but Evan says that the. . .
The guys from HOOKÉ are back with the third installment of their “Fly Fishing Vibes!” series, which seeks to capture the whole angling experience. In this video, they target brookies at La Réserve Faunique du Saint-Maurice in southern Quebec. What better way to spend your time waiting for the Atlantic salmon to enter fresh water?
For years, female fly fishers have complained that waders simply don’t fit them and that too many companies have used a “pink it and shrink it” strategy for creating women’s products from existing men’s versions. But with the introduction of the new Silver Sonic Convertible Top Wader, Orvis product designers have gone back to the drawing board to create a new sizing system that offers better fit and comfort for women of all shapes and. . .
As spring progresses into summer, caddisfly hatches become increasingly important on many waters, and emerger patterns are often the key to success. Most anglers are familiar with Gary LaFontaine’s Emergent Sparkle Pupa series, which has been taking trout for decades. The fly shown here is based on that design, but it leaves out some of the. . .
If you think terrestrial imitations are only for summer fishing, you’re missing a great deal of dry-fly action. The normal thought is that trout ignore land-bred insects in the spring and early summer, until mayfly and caddisfly hatches dwindle with the heat of summer. They ignore terrestrials about as much as you ignore chocolate mousse when out to. . .
This week, we explore the topic of whether you should fish upstream or down—not only what direction you should move, but also which way you present your fly. The podcast will tell you exactly which direction to fish every time you go out by using a simple formula (just kidding; did you really think it would be that. . .
These days, classic wet flies are probably the most underused patterns in the average American fly fisher’s box. Trailing far behind nymphs, dry flies, and streamers in popularity, wet flies have the reputation of being for older guys or those not willing to sling two tungsten-beadheads and a Thingamabobber. But for hundreds, if not. . .