[Ed. Note- Phil Monahan is bust attending the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership’s Saltwater Summit. He asked me to repost this in his absence. – JH]
Welcome to another edition of the OrvisNews.com Friday Film Festival, in which we scour the Internets for the best fly-fishing footage available. This week, our selections take us from Utah to France, from Argentina to Wisconsin, and on a jaunt around the globe. Plus, we answer the question, “Can carp fishing be beautiful?” Enjoy!
It’s only 3 minutes long, but this video captures a full day of fishing on the Provo River, including lots of success, glorious weather, and the proverbial one that got away. Those small rafts seem like the perfect way to explore a small river and find solitude. That stretch of the Provo seems like an amazing piece of trout water, too.
In their natural environment, seeming to float effortlessly in the current, trout are mesmerizing. This film from France shows Mediterranean striped brown trout feeding on the surface and nymphing through the weeds. As the title of the video says, “The survivors are always also beautiful.”
Here’s yet another step in the elevation of the lowly carp from “trash fish” to sought-after quarry. Shot at Texas’s Canyon Lake and set to classical music, the video offers a vision of the glamorous side of carping. Who knew it could be so aesthetically pleasing?
Baja is certainly on my bucket list, as it has been since I saw “Running Down the Man” several years ago. This video makes the whole deal seem less extreme and more easily manageable, and the fish are just as beautiful.
We spend a lot of time watching videos about adventurous anglers fishing in exotic places, but here’s one that celebrates the stream in your back yard. Ethan bennett is just a regular guy–a student at Wisconsin–who loves to fly fish. And based on this video, he doesn’t care if the trout he catches are just a few inches long; they’re all special for him.
On the other hand, it certainly is cool to see ginormous trout landed on flies, and this Swedish expedition to Argentin’a famed Jurassic Lake doesn’t disappoint!
And now that we’ve shown the huge fish, here’s some adventure. Highlighting the travels of the TV show “Wild on the Fly,” this video is a jaunt around the globe in search of new fly-fishing experiences. This is such stuff that dreams are made on. Have a great weekend!