Welcome to a classic edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival! Each week, we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available and then serve them up for you to enjoy. This week, we’re featuring 15 killer films that will take you to some exotic destinations and close-to-home waters. We’ve got triggerfish in Sudan, trout in Michigan, taimen in Mongolia, and bass in California–plus, a lot more.
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We kick things off with an absolutely gorgeous and mesmerizing film about a young girl’s trip to Mongolia with her father and cousin to catch Mongolian “river wolf,” also known as Siberian Taimen. Just stunning.
The coast of Sudan is triggerfish Nirvana. Both the landscape and the fish are super weird and fascinating.
Maine Fish & Wildlife did a great job with this video introduction to fly fishing.
I can watch pike smash flies all day long.
Get pumped with this trailer for this year’s International Fly Fishing Film Festival (IF4).
You like terrestrial fishing? Then you’ll love this look at South America’s legendary cantaria beetles and the trout that love to eat them.
Here’s a cool minute of backward-hat fishing for rainbow trout. Everything else about this video is a mystery.
The California Sacramento San Joaquin River Delta Black Bass Fly Fishing Tournament is on some big water.
I dig these videos that aim to offer a look at why an angler loves this sport. In this case, we get a cool look at some Upper Midwest streams, as well.
A glimpse of the wonderful San Bernardino river in Verbania, in the Piedmont region of northwestern Italy.
Chasing baby tarpon in Mexico looks like a blast.
Here’s a lovely minute of Washington’s Nooksack River. Not much happens, but I wish I were there.
Here’s a cool look at more than 60 years of history, chasing trout and steelhead on the Deschutes.
I never knew that there were places where you could fish for Atlantic salmon in winter, but Lithuania and Latvia offer this chilly experience.
Finally, here’s the latest episode of the New Fly Fisher, in which host Mark Melnyk travels to White Cliff Lodge in Newfoundland to chase wild Atlantic Salmon.
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