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 is an eclectic mix of species and locations, several of which we haven’t featured before. There are several videos from filmmakers whose work we’re familiar with, as well as by some newcomers just breaking into the game. It’s always exciting when I come across a new voice, a location I haven’t see before, or a species that hasn’t been in an F5 before.
Note: If you didn’t get a chance to watch the Mel Krieger video last week because the link was down, visit the comments below that post for a NEW link that is working as of now. 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 F5, please post it in the comments below. See you next week with a fresh set of films!
O2NATOS Volume I Fly Fishing Spain & Europe from o2natos on Vimeo.
There are lots of beautiful locations and some fine filmmaking in this offering from Spain. I just can’t get enough scenes of big trout eating dry flies.
Any time you add “zilla” to the end of a word, the thing you talk about better be BIG. Todd Moen and Brian O’Keefe don’t disappoint here, showing off some of the biggest snook we’ve seen anywhere.
Hopper Madness Fly Fishing from Lone Peak Outfitters on Vimeo.
Summertime means hoppers, and hoppers mean big, splashy rises. Here’s a tribute to the season of the big bugs in southwestern Montana.
“Perspective” – Fly Fishing For Rainbow Trout from Ryan Bouman on Vimeo.
It seems they’ve got some really big rainbow trout living in pretty small streams outside Calgary. Oh, and black bears, too.
I realize that I’ll probably never cast to tigerfish on the Zambezi, but that doesn’t mean I can’t still dream about it. This video is the stuff of which such dreams are made.
Fly Fishing Vibes Pulaski + Hooké! from HOOKÉ on Vimeo.
Our Canadian friends come across the border to sample the Salmon River in Upstate New York. Looks like they found a few things to enjoy.
A husband-and-wife team share some killer redfishing. Watch carefully, and you may learn the “big redfish dance,” which has not yet appeared on an episode of DWTS.
Here’s some great fly-out footage from The Last Frontier, featuring some sweet Dollies and moldy sockeyes. I used to guide in south-central Alaska, and I’ve always loved that landscape.
Winter Steelhead Fly Fishing | Olympic Peninsula, Washington from Aaron O'Leary on Vimeo.
Washington’s Olympic Peninsula offers some of the prettiest locations for steelheading in the U.S., and this video showcases some great action and beautiful, wild fish.
FlyFishing The Everglades from BigCatch Chronicles on Vimeo.
A kayak can get you into places in the southern Everglades that no other watercraft can reach. And once you’re there, you can find hungry fish that don’t see a lot of flies.
Fishing Trout and Steelhead on the Kenai Peninsula 2012 from Joe chambers on Vimeo.
The Kenai Peninsula is known for its epic salmon runs, but many fly fishers know that fall is when the huge rainbows are on the feed. Some of these rainbows are anadromous, too.
What it lacks in fancy camerawork and editing, this video more than makes up for with gorgeous scenery and brilliantly colored high-mountain cutthroats. A hike-in trip to Colorado’s mountain lakes is on my bucket list.
I’m pretty sure we’ve never featured a video about surf-fishing for jacks, so I include it here in the interest of comprehensiveness. It also looks like a heck of a lot of fun. My only quibble is that I wish they treated the fish a little better.
Apertura 2012 Collon Cura from el chelo on Vimeo.
The Collon Cura (pronounced Ko-zhon koo-rah) is an Argentinian gem that serves up some stunning rainbows. This video also features a fine rendition of a favorite Christmas carol.
SIZE DON’T MATTER from UM Media Documentary Projects on Vimeo.
This is a beautifully shot story about the birth of a fly fisher and his love for the sport. Here’s the unusual part: he lives and fishes in Mississippi. Some serious love for the warm water here. Have a great weekend!