Welcome to our first edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival for 2015, in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available. In honor of the new year, here are fifteen new videos from around the world, from New Zealand to Peru to the Canadian Rockies and Norway. Plenty of saltwater videos this week, too, for those of you who love plying the briny deep.
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 400 killer videos on the site!
See you next week with a fresh set of films!
Everybody knows that fly-fishing is all about the big fish, right?
I don’t know anything about this video, except that it was shot in Argentina, but it offers a cool look into backcountry fly fishing and makes fine use of non-fishing B-roll.
This video, from the Texas Coast, features some killer shots of redfish feeding in schools and of the habitat that these fish live in.
I realize that this is just a commercial for a fly-in air service, but I don’t care. It’s gorgeous and shows some beautiful perspectives on fly fishing.
An overnight trip into Florida’s 10,000 Islands looks like a helluva good time.
There’s so much bravado in fly-fishing videos that it’s nice to see someone featuring the less-than-epic moments we all endure.
Here’s the killer trailer for RA Beattie’s film on Mongolia, which will be part of the 2015 Fly Fishing Film Tour.
Big brown trout from New Zealand’s South Island. ‘Nuff said.
Norwegian pike fishing looks like a blast.
Suddenly, there seem to be lots more fly-fishing videos from Cuba. Wonder why?
Here’s an angler’s fall journal, featuring some nice scenery and a ruminative tone. But I’m really including it for that fish at the end. Yow.
More redfish action, this time from Louisiana and including a few nice bulls.
Here’s a great example of how you can tell an entire fly-fishing story in 15 seconds. All you guys making 8-minute videos, please take note.
Fly-fishing for rainbow trout in Peru isn’t something you see all the time. There are some beautiful settings here, but I wish he’d put those fish back a little quicker.
If you’d like to know how to catch trout, this handy video from New Zealand explains it all. (not really.)