Welcome the latest edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, in which we feature the best videos from around the world. This week, we’ve got 11 great films, all of them featuring freshwater action. (Not sure where all the salty folk were.) From the trout and salmon stream of Iceland to a pike river in Illinois, there’s a lot of killer action on display.
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See you next week with a fresh set of films!
We kick things off with a weird, moody piece from Cine Fly Fishing that celebrates the huge Ephemera vulgata mayfly, which draws big trout to the surface.
Our friends at Hooké got out of Quebec and headed west to fish the Bow River, camping along the banks of the famed trout fishery. As usual, there are killer images of beautiful fish, great editing, and good music.
Self-described “Norwegian fisher girl and blogger” Lotte Aulom is back with a fun edit from Iceland, where she struggled with bad luck and strong winds. But, of course, she came through in the end.
Adam Alexander and pals chase winter pike on the Des Plaines River, just north of downtown Chicago, in this cool video that also features a kickin’ DBT soundtrack.
Colorado Springs photographer Lucas Cole skipped the music on this one, but even without sound you get the point: the water that starts as a trickle in the mountains supports the gorgeous trout we catch.
Lotte isn’t the only female angler featured this week: here’s Finnish flyfisher Pieta Piiroinen rocking out to some Joan Jett and catching some gorgeous trout and grayling.
This video claims to offer some “Lightning fast knuckle busting super sexy wet flipper full stoke action” as a group of bros chases steelhead. If only there were a way to know what kind of raft they were using. . . .
In the gray days of midwinter, it’s hard to imagine a glorious summer day of dry-fly fishing like the one shown here.
The Scandinavian anglers of Dryflyliving had a pretty good year in 2015, as this video makes plain.
Yesterday we posted some photos of Spey casting, but there’s nothing like watching the dance-like motions in action.
Andy Burton and friends kicked it around Montana in 2015, and I love the underwater action that they caught on camera.