Welcome to another edition of the OrvisNews.com Friday Film Festival, in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing footage available. This week’s collection has a real international flair, as you’ll be transported from Canada, to Argentina, to the South Pacific, and on to Japan. In this great nation, we’ve got entries from Colorado, Florida, Montana, and Idaho. As usual, there are plenty of little oddities and tidbits to watch out for, such as a lesson in putting a bonefish in a trance, as well as a recipe for the best bachelor party ever. Even more exciting is the return of Rolf! The laughing Swede is far from his native land, trying to learn a new kind of lifestyle in the tropics. 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!
From Russia with love, this video features gorgeous scenery, incredible insect hatches, and monster brown trout. Shot on the remote Kharlovka & Eastern Litzina Rivers on the Kola Peninsula.
Have you ever wanted to hypnotize a bonefish? This video, shot at Ragged Island in The Bahamas, offers plenty of angling action, but you might be most intrigued by Travis Russell’s parlor trick.
Here in the U.S. of A., there are apparently some Tricos on Colorado’s “Dream Stream” section of the South Platte. Some sweet sippers shown here, and those are nice, chunky trout to be catching on such small flies.
OMG, it’s Rolf! It’s been months and months since we’ve seen our favorite Scandinavian dry-fly aficionado. Turns out, he’s been hanging out in the South Pacific with his pal Peter, catching the huge bonefish of Aitutaki, in the Cook Islands. Hmn. Do they take dry flies?
Meanwhile, in Quebec, Fred tries to catch his first Musky on a fly from a lake outside Quebec City. It’s no monster, but it’s one handsome fish. According to Fred, it will be the first of many.
Here’s something unusual: an engagement video based on fly fishing. It seems that after seven years together, Russell and Devin are fixin’ to get hitched. Since they live in Idaho, they chose to shoot their announcement on the water where they have shared so many good times fly fishing. This is awfully cute and may make you tear up a little bit. But Devin will tear up a lot more if she gets a hook in the eye. Put on some sunglasses, woman!
Carp come from Asia, and here’s a video from Japan that shows a whole bunch of surface takes from big golden bones. According to the description, this is the Tatsuta River, and the fish seems to be eating leaves of some kind.
In general, false albacore aren’t all that sought-after by Florida anglers, who have more glamorous species to pursue, but these scenes from Pensacola look pretty good to me. Who wouldn’t want to cast into a frothy blitz of little rockets?
Here’s some self-shot GoPro goodness from Argentina that’s notable mostly for a couple of real pigs the angler lands near the end. Check out how dark and spotted the final brown trout is.
This video is a trailer for an instructional DVD about fishing nymphs, but it’s beautifully shot and contains scenes from some incredible locations. And if you thought the last video had some nice browns in it, wait for the end of this one.
Before Russell ties the knot with Devin, he oughta throw a bachelor party like this one. Sure as heck beats a drunken night in Vegas. It’s times like these when you find out if you chose the right groomsmen.
Finally, I gotta throw this one up to give my friend Simon his filmmaking props. When we posted this yesterday, I’m sure everyone was excited about the new fly rod. This time, when you watch the video, admire Simon’s eye for detail and for capturing the action. Aside from being a promotional tool, this is just one kickass piece of video, right up there with
Sharptail Media‘s previous work. Have a great weekend!