Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 12.14.12

Welcome to another edition of the Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival—we call it the F5, for short—in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing footage available. This week’s collection might be the most eclectic ever, in terms of locations. Check out this list: Norway, Mexico, Australia, Honduras, France, Mexico, Botswana, Wales, and the U.S. Even the videos shot on these shores are from locations that don’t get much play here, such as Kansas and Maine. There’s a bit of a toothy theme here, as well, in the form of a couple members of the Crocodylia order, so watch your fingers.

Vimeo has been working on their search function and thus made it impossible for me to do my standard research, so I suspect that there are a few videos launched this week that didn’t make the F5. I’ll post as many of those as I can over the next week. By the way, in case you missed it, check out yesterday’s video, “My First Fish,” which is one of our favorites of all 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!

Winsnes Promo Moody from Matt Hayes on Vimeo.

We kick things off with a gorgeous promo for Winsnes, on Norway’s famed Gaula River. There’s lots of great cinematography, as well as some big, wild Atlantic salmon.

Kolossal Gavage from Phil Ze Cat II on Vimeo.

Here’s an older video that features some great shots of trout feeding on dry flies in France. Note the markings on the sides of the browns, the hallmark of the fario or striped trout on the Mediterranean drainages. Hat tip: Le Mouching

Fly Fish Guanaja from on Vimeo.

Guanaja is an island off the coast of Honduras, but I’ve never heard of it until now. According to this video, there are plenty of permit and bonefish there. Expect to hear more.

Salmon River Steelhead from Seven Devils Films on Vimeo.

Idaho’s Salmon River is famous for its steelhead, and this short video offers a quick look at one angler’s day on the water, which also includes a nice bull trout.

This video from Botswana’a Okavango River offers a bit of angling action for tigerfish, but the really cool scenes feature spawning catfish and some huge crocs that might make you think twice about getting out of the boat.

In the latest installment of Joe Tomelleri’s carp series from Kansas, a couple youngsters take shots at carp in clear water. In the first scene you can clearly see the eat, which is cool. With each new video, Tomelleri is trying new stuff, so these never get old.

This video asks an important question: what is the “value” of a creek? I think that, by the end, you’ll agree that such value has nothing to do with money.

Sometimes in Mexico from 0031flyfishing on Vimeo.

A true grab-bag of species from mexico is on display here, as well as the anglers’ new friend, Carlos, who has his eyes on what’s on the end of the line. There’s one cool scene that shows a guy high-sticking a fly in the surf, which seems pretty effective.

Didgeridoo! Arnhemland is in the northern territories of Autralia, where the barramundi (and other species) grow pretty big. Here’s highlights from a day on the river.

-Best of 2012- from Andreas L on Vimeo.

This is a well-done wrap-up of a year’s worth of fishing for one Norwegian angler. You’ll note that the first scenes were not shot in his homeland, however.

Rangeley 2012 from 815productions on Vimeo.

I cut my teeth as a fly fisherman in the Rangeley region of northwestern Maine, so i had to include this video. It’s a little long, but there are some fine brook trout and landlocked salmon on display.

There are no fish in this video, but you gotta love these two Norwegian kids taking the time to rewrite Bob Dylan’s “The Times They Are A-Changin'” with a fly-fishing theme. I think these kids may have learned a thing or two from our old friend Rolf.

Here’s an episode of a fly-fishing show from the UK, in which a few anglers explore a new reservoir in the mountains of Wales. It’s a kind of fishing and landscape we haven’t featured on the F5 before, which is cool. Warning: they do kill a couple of trout. Have a great weekend!

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