Welcome to the latest edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available. This was a pretty slow week for great fly-fishing videos, but we have a compelling mix of productions that will take you from New Zealand to Finland, and from Argentina to France. It’s a pretty international selection, with just four videos from the States.
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 Orvis fly-fishing video theater: The Tug. As of today, there are more than 1,250 great videos on the site!
We kick things off with the latest from the series “Moments,” by Dave and Amelia Jensen, in which Dave battles both the wind and a monster rainbow trout in New Zealand.
Spooled Reels gets artsy in this short about chasing baby tarpon.
We don’t see many videos from Germany, but the Traun River sure looks nice in this video.
We’ve featured videos about Costa Rica’s mountain rainbow-trout fishery, but this one is quite cool. The mid-video advertising is a bit jarring, though.
Waddya do when your fly rod breaks while you’re chasing redfish? You keep fishing, that’s what.
Maddie Brenneman made a trip to Bolivia to fish for golden dorado, and all we got was this lousy video.
The quality of this video isn’t great, but the fact that Ray Montoya is catching these cool Omani Bream from the rocks is fascinating. It looks like a fun game fish..
Here’s a little something for the ladies: shirtless fly fishing in Finland.
This video is in French, but it features some cool dry-fly fishing, and that brownie at the end is something to behold.
Sight-fishing on the clear waters of the Filo Hua Hum River in Argentinian Patagonia looks like a blast.
It may come as a shock to some of you to know that Mexico has wild trout. This is the first video I’ve seen that focuses on fly-fishing South of the Border.
Here’s a cool documentary about a historic fishing club along Michigan’s legendary Au Sable River.
This is long but contains some great footage. Dyson Morgan and Sammy head into the high country to chase grayling and brook trout.