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 week, we serve up fourteen videos, which feature a wide variety of species–from trout to snakeheads, and from tarpon to tararira(?)! Locations range from New Zealand to Norway, and from New York to Washington State.
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 1,300 great videos on the site!
We kick things off with a great short video, shot in Norway, with a simple message we can all understand: it’s not about the fish.
Check out this teaser for a film about the incredible rainbows of Lago Strobel (a.k.a. “Jurassic Lake”) in southern Argentina. Those fish are “Freaks of Nature.”
A fly-fishing video from New Zealand with no trout in it? Yup, and it’s beautiful.
Nothing but the good stuff: hooked tarpon taking to the air and giving those monster head shakes.
Although most folks think of swinging flies with a two-hander for steelhead is a West Coast game, New York’s Salmon River offers similar opportunities for anglers in the East.
Here’s a cool trailer for two upcoming films about fly fishing in Argentinian Patagonia, featuring some gorgeous trout.
Days like this–casting topwater bugs for bass among the lilypads–seem long ago, don’t they? Great stuff from Quebec.
Apparently, one of the keys to catching a big snakehead is to “try to pull their face off.”
Last week, we featured a video from Taiwan, and here’s another that showcases the beautiful landscape and rivers of the island.
I do love featuring a new species here on the F5, so check out this video about topwater fishing for tararira in Argentina. The angler seems to be waiting a long time to set the hook; anyone know why you’d have to do that with this species?
Check out this gorgeous look at a trip to Quebec’s Grand Cascapedia River, on the Gaspé Peninsula. It’s a gerat mix of drone views and angling action.
If you’ve been following Jazz & Fly Fishing, you know that Joona’s quest for a big arctic char has been long and painful. Finally, it’s over.
You know, just in case you were wondering.
We end with a cool video that’s not about fly fishing, but instead focuses on understanding the rivers we love so much.