Welcome to a new edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available. I am fishing in Utah this week, so here is one of my favorite F5s from the past—featuring a dozen videos that oughta get you pumped up for the weekend, from New Zealand to the Pacific Northwest, from Kazakhstan (!!!) to Colorado.
For best results, watch all videos at full-screen and in high definition. 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, and we’ll take a look.
And don’t forget to check out the awesome all-new, improved Orvis fly-fishing video theater: The Tug. As of today, there are more than 1,250 great videos on the site!
The Rio Gallegos has its origin in the Southern Andes with two pristine and very beautiful streams, the Penitente and the Rubens. Winding its way through the wild Patagonian landscape, it emerges into the surprisingly mountainous area that encompasses the unique Las Buitreras beats, where huge sea-run browns will eat flies.
Rolf and Peter, fresh off their epic New Zealand adventure, take a shot at catching trout in Kazakhstan, a country never before featured here on the F5.
Great stuff from the Florida Keys, including bonefish, tarpon, snook, and redfish. Warning: Music and editing might induce seizures in sensitive folk.
Saltwater Fishing was filmed in the Sian Ka’an biosphere of the Yucatan.
A short recap of some fly fishing done in the deep dirty South for reds, fought with a 6-weight.
Shot on Colorado’s Arkansas River, this one features many sweet rainbows.
Here’s a great video about how a trip to the tropics can change an angler suffering from the February blues. Warning: language.
The life cycle of the mayfly produces a feeding frenzy of the trout, which feed on large insects with avidity. The colorful brown trout, with their copper reflections, move below the water surface in search of easy food.
Steelhead fishing on the Northwest coast
Fly fishing in Ethiopia? Really. Awesome stuff from the Bale Mountains, above 10,000 feet.
This one is here mostly because I love that Heartless Bastards song, but there are also some cool aerial shots, as well.
We finish up with a gorgeous video from New Zealand, where three Norwegian trout bums try to the perfect trout. What they found while walking the most beautiful rivers one can imagine, was that there is not “the one perfect