Welcome to another edition of the OrvisNews.com Friday Film Festival, in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing footage available. I’m out of the office today, heading to Connecticut to watch my 9-year-old’s All-Star team compete in the Cal Ripken Baseball Regional Championships. Go, Vermont! But, of course, I’ve left a Friday Film Festival for y’all. This week’s collection is pretty trout heavy, but there are lots of different locations and species. Salty anglers will enjoy some action, as well. In an FFF first, I’ve also included a link to a video that I think is really cool, though the soundtrack choice makes it inappropriate for this blog. (An occasional F-bomb is tolerable, but a whole serious of varied and colorful ones is a little too much.) 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!
Sweet Bahamas saltwater action from H2O Bonefishing. Some spinning, but plenty of cool shots.
This video from Finland features some of the best use of titles we’ve ever seen. It’s all POV, but remarkably well done.
Dry-fly goodness from the Missouri River, where the caddisflies are hatching like nobody’s business.
Not a lot of fish caught here, but these boys from Quebec know how to make you feel like you’re with them on the water.
Springtime in the San Diego surf, when there are few beachgoers, and plenty of fish cruising the shoreline.
A great edit of a trip to Colorado’s high country, where there’s plenty to see aside from trout.
Rhode Island isn’t known as a big trout state, but as you can see, the tannin-stained waters hold plenty of fish.
Some low-country redfish action from South Carolina, featuring a country soundtrack, which isn’t all that common here on the FFF.
802 in the hizzee, as a Vermont angler represents his home state with some river pike. Apparently, they don’y like to strike until they’re right at your feet.
Ah, Norway. Beautiful scenes of time spent on a lake, chasing small trout. Where the heck is Rolf, by the way?
This is a cool video that focuses on the whole experience of fly fishing, not just the grip-n-grin shots. That trout at the end is a real pig, though.
Here’s that video I mentioned at the top, a gorgeous look at casting for pollock along the rugged coast of Ireland’s Aran Islands. The visuals are cool, the fishing scenes are exciting, but the choice of soundtrack is pretty ridiculous, especially given the setting. If you can stand the hardcore rap, featuring all manner of NSFW words, click through and watch this: Vlog 18, Pollocks a gogo.
Here’s another great episode of The New Fly Fisher, in which host Norm Bolen gets a lesson in how to swing wet flies on a river in South-Central Ontario. Have a great weekend!