Welcome to our third Friday the 13th edition of the OrvisNews.com Friday Film Festival for 2012! (And thanks to Orvis designer James Daley for the sweet PhotoShop job.) This week’s collection is super trout-heavy, although there’s enough salt- and warmwater action to keep you from overdosing on salmonids. 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!
Great stuff from Norway, with lots of killer footage of trout refusing or taking flies. Then it ends with a couple of serious pigs, especially the final brown. The giddy laughter reveals how special the fish is.
Here’s one of those “just the good stuff” compilations that is pure action all the way through. Pieced together from many different FishBuzzTV trips, it will get your heart pumping.
The title says it all in this one. Don’t have a big bite of donut or lunch while you watch this, or you might choke. Crikey!
The boys from In the Riffle take some time off from carping to chase big bluegills on a local pond. It’s fun to watch the way the fish will reject the fly one minute and then pound it the next.
I’m digging how some fly-fishing videomakers are using more tricks from the editing suite to come up with interesting images. This video features some split-screen with color effects that’s pretty cool. A little Rage Against the Machine ought perk you up for the big trout on display here, as well.
This is one of the better self-shot Atlantic salmon videos we’ve seen. It features the whole event, from cast, to take, through the fight. This fish goes airborne multiple times.
Last time I posted something from Marc Crapo, a. k. a. The Beard, some folks thought he was too over-the-top. All I can say is that the dude clearly knows how to catch fish and how to have a good time. It looks like we can expect some fun stuff from him in the future.
Here’s another great video from a couple of young’uns who call themselves “Indicator Under Films.” With every project, they get better footage and use cooler editing techniques. I hope they continue working on their craft, and we should see them in the F3T in a few years.
Here’s some cool grayling footage from Finland. I’ve caught tons of grayling in Alaska, but few this big.
I don’t think we’ve featured any Brazilian fly-fishing for trout in the FFF, and you know how I like to add new countries and locations to the list. This isn’t the greatest video, but the countryside is stunning, not how I picture Brazil in my mind at all.
This isn’t really a fly-fishing video, but I love the way it weaves the fishing in with the amazing fun of a summer vacation on the lake. It’s a good reminder that there are ways to integrate fly fishing into a greater sense of fun on the water.
Do you know a stream where only slab brown trout live? Me neither. But these guys seem to have found one. Nice saturated look to the video, and the trout are fabulous.
This is some Southeast footage of small-stream fishing and general good times. I like how you see that golden stone being tied and then see it later in a fish’s mouth.
Finally, here’s a great episode of “Fly Fishing the World” featuring Conway Bowman and John Sherman fishing on California’s San Joaquin Delta. There’s plenty of action for a whole array of species, and the video gives you a sense of just how massive the waterway is. Have a great weekend!