Friday Film Festival 04.27.12

Welcome to another edition of the Friday Film Festival, in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing footage available. This week’s collection is quite eclectic, with big fish, small fish, and no fish. As usual, there’s an international flair to the group, with Europe and Canada leading the charge of foreign lands. The comments are short because today is “Green Up Day” here at Orvis, and we’re all heading out to pick up trash and junk along the roads of our small Vermont town. It’s an annual tradition that’s actually a lot of fun, as teams compete to find the most, weirdest, and largest chunks of refuse. 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. See you next week with a fresh set of films!

Ah, Rolf. The boys at Frontside Fly continue to find new and fun ways to make videos about the sport. Here, Rolf rewrites Leonard Cohen on an el-cheapo New Zealand guitar, and the results are uplifting.

Here’s proof that a good fisherman is a good fisherman, no matter what species he or she is after. Tarpon expert Andy Mill heads to British Columbia to try his hand at wild steelhead. Guess what happens.

Speaking of Canada, here’s some lovely Atlantic-salmon footage from the season opener in Quebec. That fish at the end is a true monster.

Cuba is still mostly off-limits to Americans, but based on the video coming out of that Caribbean nation, many anglers can’t wait until the restrictions are lifted. (Note: This is an angling-only perspective and is not meant to convey political views.)

This video combines some beautiful cinematography with less-than-great GoPro footage, but the results are quite good. It’s the story of a day on a high-country stream in Australia, and the ending features a stunningly beautiful brown trout.

Here’s another one for you small-stream fetishists like me. This video comes from Germany and features what looks like an old industrial canal or irrigation ditch. Luckily for the anglers, the water holds some sweet browns.

We featured a fishless video last week, so I figured we should keep the tradition of “skunk films” going. However, this one does feature an extremely irritated bonnet-head shark that does not want to be on a boat.

This is a kind of fun video that really tries to make a Scottish salmon guide seem heroic. But what I really like are the colorful scenes at the end when he’s on the water. There are no fish, but the cinematography is great.

Here’s one posted in the comments of last week’s festival. North Georgia brookies don’t grow large, but they live in beautiful places and have lovely spots.

Here’s another great episode of The New Fly Fisher, this time featuring 2012 Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Lodge of the Year Falcon’s Ledge. Have a great weekend!

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  1. I sent a friend to the orvis shop to purchase a pair of the river guard brogue boots and they are no longer available. I have a pair and they are the best boot I have ever owned. I especially like the easy on zipper. I sure hope they return before mine wear out.

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