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 a cool dozen films with a decidedly salty flair. Explore the flats of New Zealand (!), The Bahamas, Belize, and the Florida Keys. Don’t worry, though: there’s plenty of trout and warmwater action, as well.
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 some spectacular East Coast action. Peter Laurelli is the master of the self-shot saltwater video, and his annual SIFF productions are big crowd favorites. Here’s an eight-minute edit–focusing on chasing false albacore, primarily from an SUP–cut from his latest 25-minute feature.
Todd Moen has released his full film on fly-fishing in Tasmania, the stunning island off the southern coast of Australia. The fishing, the wildlife, and the scenery will take your breath away.
Get an update from the Florida Keys in this video, which follows a group of guides in the wake of one of the most destructive hurricanes to make landfall in the United States. It’s pretty inspirational.
Three guides spend a day fly-fishing for muskies on the Upper Wisconsin River in this short video.
Fly-fishing for kingfish on the flats of New Zealand is a relatively new pursuit, and it looks like a lot of fun.
These film-tour teasers are simply a feast for the eyes.
Bonefishing in The Bahamas gets the blues treatment, and it works surprisingly well.
Cool scenes from a fall 2017 fishing trip with CalTrout and friends on the McCloud River.
El Pescador, in Belize, is one of my favorite places, and this video features my pal Ali Flota, along with some killer flats action.
Michigan fly fishing as seen from the air is surprisingly beautiful and compelling in the latest video from Fly Fish the Mitt.
Need a lesson on how to properly net a fish? Then watch this and do the opposite of everything you see here.
Finally, here’s another great full-length episode of The New Fly Fisher, in which Bill Spicer chases smallies in northwestern Ontario.