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’ve got eleven videos with a focus on trout, steelhead, and salmon, with just a bit of salt thrown in for good measure. Locations range from the South Pacific to Sweden, and from Brazil to British Columbia.
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.
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We kick things off with a beautiful video about an early October kayak trip down Montana’s Smith River, featuring some thoughtful narration that gets at why we love being on the water.
Sometimes, I think these guys have the worst luck in the world, but they always pull off something remarkable in the end.
This is a beautiful film about a bamboo rod, taking us from the craftsman to the angler. The fly-fishing footage on a small Swedish stream is lovely, and make sure you stick around for the trout at the end.
In 48 seconds, this video tells a compelling story of a winter day on Colorado’s Animas River.
Here’s a very cool 10-minute video about a pretty extreme raft trip into a remote, deep canyon in the Sierra Foothills of California. The payoff for their wild ride is incredible fishing for browns and rainbows.
Our friend Joe Cummings has something to say about the fight to protect wild steelhead, and his medium is gorgeous cinematography.
Georgia’s Soque River is known to produce fat trout, and this one is no exception.
I love to watch anglers fishing the tiny streams of Wisconsin’s Driftless Area, and this dry-fly action with terrestrials looks like a great time.
This is basically an ad for a lodge on the Rio Marié in the Northwest corner of the Brazilian Amazon, near the Colombian border, but the footage of amazing peacock bass at the end is worth your time.
The Thompson River in British Columbia is famous for its summer-run steelhead, and this video offers a dreamy look at the river. There’s also a discussion of what is happening to the river’s steelhead population.
This is an older film, but I missed it before. It’s dedicated to salmon species that start their life in the rivers that run towards the Baltic Sea.