Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 03.07.14

Welcome to a new edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available. We have a larger selection this week, with seventeen videos, featuring some great lensecraft and angling. From southern Argentina to Norway, Australia to Montana, there’s something for everyone.

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 in regularly at The Tug, the Orvis online video theater. See you next week with a fresh set of films!

We kick things off with another brilliant video by Catch Magazine‘s Todd Moen, who traveled to southern Patagonia to film on the famed Jurassic Lake, otherwise known as Lago Strobel. Watch as Katherine Hart fights the wind and waves in search of enormous rainbows.

This short piece from Poland has no fish in it, but it is beautifully made. Shot on the Drawa River, it offers fine cinematography and cool casting shots.

Winter in the Lowcountry can be a tough time to catch redfish, but you gotta work with what you’ve got. Warning: A bit of salty language here. I’m not sure they added the bleeps, since they don’t actually obscure the profanities.

Everybody is happy when the big bugs come out on the Green River in Utah.

Just the good stuff from the more than 60 days that the folks from Mountain Made Media spent on the waters of Oregon in 2013.

Here’s a cool short trailer for an upcoming film about fishing in North Queensland, Australia for “sooty grunter” or black bream.

This video might win the award for oddest soundtrack of a saltwater video ever, but there’s plenty of baby-tarpon action to make up for it.

Here’s a dreamy little vignette from group of young Norwegian fly fishermen in search of great scenery, great experiences and rising fish.

Apparently, the weather doesn’t always cooperate in Ascension Bay, Mexico, but there are still plenty of fish caught in this one. Sweet puffer!

Tenkara junkies—or those who want to know more about this method—will get a kick out of this shortie, filmed in England and starring Japan’s foremost tenkara expert, Dr Hisao Ishigaki.

Oh to be in Patagonia, where it is summer, the rivers are uncrowded, and the fish are hungry!

I included this video from Mexico because of its important message about Buff fashion.

Here’s some stillwater action for rainbow trout in the beautiful lakes of the KwaZulu Natal Midlands South Africa.

This isn’t great filmmaking, but it offers plenty of winter angling action—including a surprise catch—along with a Beastie Boys jam.

This video is about twice as long as it needs to be, but it features some serious northern pike. So if you’re into chasing teeth, you can watch the whole thing. Otherwise, just skip around. But don’t miss the beast at the end.

Fifty-two seconds of awesome (if you can stand the dubstep soundtrack) from the lens of Étienne Marier, shot over two years. This looks to be a fun film when it’s complete.

Finally, what do you do in Craig, Montana—on the banks of the Missouri River—when it’s too cold to fish? Get ready to witness the sport of snowboating, soon to be a major event at Winter Xgames.

12 thoughts on “Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 03.07.14”

  1. Todd Moen’s film on Jurassic Lake was astonishing …..even a little scary. (I’m saving up my pennies for a trip like that.)
    Phil, thank you so much for posting premium-quality material every Friday and sometimes every day. We might live through this winter with your help!

  2. Re: Freezer, my apologies for the salty language. The Bleeps were my best attempt at covering it up without muting the words. Personally, I thought the footage of my fishing partner peeing from the bow was more offensive!

  3. Cool Pic’s, Killer Video’s, Great Music. I must of watched a hour of short’s. What do you do for a living? I want some of that. Can I be like you?

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