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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 great selection this week, fifteen more videos that will take you to amazing. . .
“First Casts,” watercolor on archival paper. by Bob White
I’ve been friends with Minnesota-based artist Bob White since we first met at a benefit fly-fishing event for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in 2007, but I’ve been a fan of his artwork for much longer than that. For instance, he did the wonderful illustrations for. . .
Roy Wheeldon, of Fly Fishing Fantasies, has put up some old video that offers a great look at sight-fishing for steelhead in clear water. This is a long way from working a pool or a run blindly. The quality of the video isn’t so great, but the action captured is very cool.
Persistence paid off for Dan, as he was able to tempt this beauty three separate times during a single day. Photo by Dan from Albuquerque
Northern New Mexico went into a winter storm warning last weekend, but it didn’t officially start until noon on Saturday so I figured I could get some fishing in before the weather hit. I decided to fish the Rio Chama to see if I could find some post-spawn browns lurking around the. . .
I have no idea who these people are, but they got to visit the Kamchatka Peninsula back in September and came back with some pretty amazing footage: salmon, rainbows, char, grayling, bears. . .the whole shebang. Yeah, I’m pretty jealous.
This chrome Chinook fell for a size 6 Clouser Minnow and put Marz’s 10-weight H2 to the test. Photo courtesy Brian Marz
Orvis-endorsed Oregon guide Brian Marz, who is now also the Fishing Manager at Orvis Portland Store, send in this picture of a beautiful king salmon, clearly fresh from the salt, taken on a Beaver State coastal river. Marz estimates that the fish was just under 20 pounds.