I am out of the office this week, so here’s a classic 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 fourteen great videos, one of the better selections in recent months, I must say. Aside from incredible scenery, stunning fish, and great cinematography, these videos offer some real thought-provoking stuff: philosophies of life, perspectives on our place in nature, and the importance of passing on traditions.
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.
We kick things off with a longish video about passing on the passion for fly fishing to the next generation. Shot on Montana’s Bighorn River, it’s a gorgeous production with an important message.
This one-minute video captures the magic of a fly-out trip to a small stream in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region, and it features a killer mouse eat.
Continuing with the philosophy theme, here’s a great video about a group of anglers venturing into the unknown to explore a new tarpon fishery. What they find is incredible.
Our English pal Matt Dunkinson follows a group of guides on their day off, as they chase grayling on a classic chalkstream.
Washington’s Olympic Peninsula is a Mecca for those who love wild steelhead, and this video goes a long way to showing why.
More gorgeous cinematography, great fish, and philosophy of life, this time from British Columbia.
A group of French anglers traveled to New Zealand, and all I got was this lousy video. (Actually, it’s great.)
I see so many “same old, same old” videos that I love to run into something weird and different. Here’s a moody, artistic piece about fly-fishing the tropical flats. Bravo.
Just in case you didn’t believe that there are hardcore fly fishers in Iowa, check out this video with an epic soundtrack.
There are some fantastic hopper eats in this great video from the Driftless Area. Just what I need on a 25-degree day.
Yes, it’s an ad, but it’s also a glorious look at casting for brook trout, lake trout, and landlocked salmon in Labrador.
This beautiful film from Trout Unlimited focuses on the importance of volunteers working to protect their home waters from the potential impacts of development.
The backcountry of New Zealand is simply the stuff of dreams.
We finish up with a full episode of “The New Fly Fisher,” in which Colin and Bill travel to Northeastern Ontario to try their hand at catching big Northern Pike on a fly.