Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 01.05.18

Welcome to the first 2018 edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available. This week, we’ve got a cool dozen films that focus on a variety of species–from trout to giant trevally and from largemouth bass to Great Lakes steelhead.

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 exactly 1,435 great videos on the site!

We kick things off with a gorgeous promotional video from the Canterbury region of New Zealand’s South Island, where the fish grow big, and the scenery is spectacular.

On the opposite end of the spectrum is the Los Angeles River, which flows through a decidedly un-scenic cityscape, but which still provides fly-fishing adventure and fun for the intrepid city angler.

Dustin Sergent clearly feels great affection for the Golden State, and he put together this killer montage of the various opportunities available to anglers in sunny California.

By now, we’ve seen plenty of videos about chasing giant trevally on the Astove Atoll, but I don’t get sick of watching them because it looks so exciting . . . and warm.

Bozeman-based Carl Beideman presents an entire year’s worth of Montana fishing in episodic form.

Teasing up bluefish around Cape Lookout in April and early May is an exciting and visual way to catch these toothy saltwater fish.

One slo-mo cast, one drift, one strike from a big trout. ‘Nuff said.

Steelhead fishing this fall around the Great Lakes went from incredible to really tough, according to Fly Fish the Mitt, but the good parts looked very good.

Two minutes of trout eating dry flies on the Bow River in Alberta will get you thinking about tying up some hatch-matchers during the long winter.

Yup. I think the yellow mouse pattern works.

The quality of this video is sketchy, but that strike from a peacock bass (?) is awesome.

Here’s another full episode of The New Fly Fisher tv show, in which Jenna McKeown travels to northern Manitoba to surface fish for giant Northern Pike on topwater flies.

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