Welcome to another edition of the OrvisNews.com Friday Film Festival, in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing footage available. I’m on vacation today, but I couldn’t face the wrath of readers who tuned in at lunchtime for their weekly video fix only to find a blank page. There’s a bunch of great stuff in this week’s collection, including a horror film about the effects of nuclear radiation on one particular slimy game fish. Trout lovers will have plenty to get them revved up for the weekend, and there’s a good supply of saltwater goodness, as well. Many of you will be heartened to see our old friend Håvard, who had been absent from the FFF for some time. 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!
We kick things off with a beautifully made montage of fly-fishing in Oregon.
Indicator Under Films-Dry fly fishing small streams for wild trout from Eli Abraham on Vimeo.
You know how I love to see the young’uns coming into the sport.
Flying Solo Spring 2012 from Chris Lewis on Vimeo.
It’s tough to make a compelling video when you’re just shooting yourself, but this video makes you feel like you’re in the boat.
A hard-hitting report on the carp of Atomic City, Idaho (near the world’s first nuclear accident site), which have become freakishly aggressive. Hide yo’ wives, hide yo’ children.
Rawah Ranch, Colorado from Dylan Drebitko on Vimeo.
Trouts, trouts, and more trouts from Colorado.
Bibio from Troutification on Vimeo.
Some goodness from southern Sweden, where a great hatch produces the predictable result.
Cuba Week 1 from chroniclesofcod on Vimeo.
Saltwater action from a place we Americans aren’t supposed to go. Politics aside, it doesn’t seem right that we have to miss out on this killer fishing, does it?
Fly Fishing Downtown Denver for Trout | City Limits South Platte River Denver Trout Fly Fishing from In The Riffle on Vimeo.
Fly fishing with some interesting scenery. Think you could spot fish from the top of that roller coaster?
Urban Carp From Shore.mp4 from Manny Chee Outdoors on Vimeo.
What’s better than catching a fish in a pristine wilderness environment, complete with cement walls and fountains? Nothing, that’s what.
A day at the river fly fishing from Marius Pedersen on Vimeo.
From Norway comes a story of one man, some small streams, and a swung nymph.
Tails of Sunset from Catch 1 Films on Vimeo.
In the right light, fly-fishing for redfish sure is pretty. Dusk on the Charleston marshes looks like the place to be.
This one had me from the opening notes of “Ace of Spades.” Great action from the North Island of New Zealand, including a super-creepy eel.
Fly Fishing Patagonia pt.1: tierra del fuego from crossroadfly on Vimeo.
It’s not the greatest video (more grip-n-grin, please!), but that is one sweet sea-run brown trout.
Picking Blueberries from Jazz & Fly Fishing on Vimeo.
Our old friend Håvard, from Jazz & Fly Fishing, is back and playing a fishing solo at one of his favorite, scenic trout lakes.
I’ve always thought that catching baby tarpon would be a blast, and this video confirms it.
This week’s episode of The New Fly Fisher features a float trip for smallmouths on the Saugeen River in southern Ontario. Have a great weekend!