Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 01.23.15

Welcome to our 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’s collection features another 17 videos (prime numbers rulz) from around the world, with a healthy dose of saltwater stuff to spice things up and make you forget about winter’s cold grip.

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 470 killer videos on the site!

See you next week with a fresh set of films!

We kick things off with some good stuff from the backcountry of Utah, where the fish are beautiful and you can land a sweet fish right in front of a gaggle of tubers.

This is a beautifully shot video about chasing dorado off the tip of the Baja Peninsula.

I am a sucker for kids fly fishing, and this young man is a serious boss.

Here’s a cool video of winter fishing in Colorado, which gains a lot of street cred from being the first fly-fishing video I’ve ever seen that features a Patti Smith soundtrack.

It looks like this group of young men had a great year in North Carolina, but I have to throw a flag on that soundtrack. Oy.

Here’s a little steelhead magic from the camera of Gilbert Rowley, who makes an annual pilgrimage north to chase chrome.

This video takes a minute to get going, but then the saltwater action from Los Roques, Venezuela, comes into clear focus.

Here’s a video that isn’t about fish, but about the incredible places where anglers find themselves. In this case, the remarkable scenes are in Italy.

From the tropics comes a minute and a half of tarpon magic. Good stuff.

Any video about spring trout fishing in Montana gets me pretty psyched for the Guide rendezvous in April.

This isn’t the greatest video, but it offers a fascinating glimpse into the trout waters of the greater Giants Castle area, KZN province, South Africa. It looks glorious.

These aerial views of the flats, cuts, and mangroves of Punta Gorda, Mexico, are pretty spectacular.

Here’s a cool look at artist Dave Hartman, exploring the connection between fly fishing and art.

Pike fishing in The Netherlands is an in-town affair. How cool would it be to fish off your back porch?

It’s nice to see someone trying to do something different with video, and I do love a good snook shot.

This is long, at almost 12 minutes, and a bit shaky in parts, but it features some great fish-leaping shots, as well as the classic line, “How are the testicles, Mark?”

Casting 4 A Cure is an organization that seeks to cure a rare disease called Rett Syndrome, and this 20-minute video focuses on the annual two-day fly-fishing event with World Cast Anglers in Victor, Idaho.

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