Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 10.25.13

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. We have a great selection this week, twenty more videos that will take you to amazing angling destinations. The southeastern U.S. makes perhaps its best showing ever, with 1/5 of the videos here from the Carolinas.

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 in regularly at The Tug, the Orvis online video theater. See you next week with a fresh set of films!

Chris Lewis has been shooting videos from his stand-up paddleboard in the Florida Keys for awhile, and each one is better than the one before. This is his magnus opus so far, featuring leaping tarpon, fat bonefish and redfish, and a glorious permit. Oh, and there’s a mouse.

A fall float trip on the Blackfoot makes for a great video with plenty of sweet cutthroats that shine in the golden light.

This is just gorgeous, even if there aren’t any grip-and-grins in it. An aerial tour of Silver Creek in Sun Valley, Idaho, offers spectacular views of the landscape, the water, and the anglers who love it.

Ever since I first learned about Oregon’s Metolius River, a giant spring creek that bubbles out of the ground, I’ve wanted to fish there. After watching this, I want it even more.

The guys from FrontsideFly must have endless footage lying around because they’re able to just toss out gems like this seemingly at will. It’s just one minute of big trout in their natural environment, just waiting for your cast.

Having fished the zoo that is Cape Lookout during false albacore season, I can tell you that this video accurately captures the madness, spectacle, and reel-burning runs. The MMJ soundtrack is a nice touch.

Here’s the trailer for a short film called “Landed,” which follows April Vokey as she shares her passion for life, steelheading and the fight to conserve the beautiful resource that are the rivers of Northern British Columbia.

With all the love carp are now getting here in the U.S., I wonder if Spanish fly fishers are getting jacked up to chase barbel. It looks like a pretty good time.

Despite some of the hottest seasonal conditions and extremely low water, the majesty of Canada’s finest Atlantic Salmon rivers is on display here.

I have a real soft spot for fly fishing in Tasmania, since I was lucky enough to go there about ten years ago. This short video features some of the amazing natural beauty the island has to offer, and it speaks to an angler’s love of the sport.

After enough swings and misses, a man will do crazy things to ensure a good hook set on a redfish in the grass.

Just a lovely little, mellow piece about seatrout fishing in Denmark (I think).

Wouldn’t it be nice to live in a place where, when the wife wants to go to the mall, you can just pop over to a stunning river and catch six beautiful trout, like this guy?

Here’s another great trailer, this one for the upcoming “Mending the Line,” which follows WWII veteran Frank Moore as he returns to fish the rivers he saw as a young man who landed on the beaches of Normandy. Looks like, aside from the great fishing, there’s a pretty powerful love story here, as well.

Hey, look: It’s even more albie fishing! You really get a sense of how fast things start to happen once you’ve set the hook. Clear that line!

The production values aren’t so high on this one, but it gives a sense of the embarrassment of riches to be found in the waters of Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula.

More redfish in the grass, following a pair of anglers through the 2013 season off the coast of South Carolina.

Fall is a great time to be in western Montana, apparently.

When you think of Pacific Northwest fishing, a small pocketwater streams isn’t what commes immediately to mind, so I thought this was a cool alternate perspective.

This short film is about Brett Wilson, a passionate fisherman who goes in depth on what fly fishing means to him and gives you a little insight of the art of fly fishing. It’s part of a series called “The Reason Why.”

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