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 a fourteen videos, featuring some stunning cinematography, a variety of species, and locations from New Zealand to Guatemala, Slovenia to Brazil, and several from right here in the Good Ol’ U.S. of A. Don’t miss the final video, about an important conservation issue and what you can do to help.
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See you next week with a fresh set of films!
We kick things off with the latest free release from Todd Moen of Catch Magazine, shot on New Zealand’s South Island. Stunning scenery, incredible trout, and killer cinematography are all on display. It’s 18 minutes log, but worth every second.
Simply gorgeous Scandinavian stuff from the Swedish anglers from Sjöberg & Mjöberg Production, featuring action from Slovenia, as well.
Cool footage from photographer Chris Campbell, featuring hot sailfish-on-the-fly action from Puerto San Jose.
Since anglers began stalking bonefish, the name Andros has meant big fish—and South Andros is home to giants. The folks from Livit films really capture the experience of visiting Bair’s Lodge here.
Small-stream fishing in Virginia’s Shenandoah Mountains can offer brook-trout Nirvana in winter.
The rivers of East Tennessee get a dreamy treatment in this video from Cal Chapman.
This ad from Missoula, Montana, offers wonderful shots of feeding trout and anglers in action.
Here’s a quick-and-dirty look at the great trout fishing on New Mexico’s famed San Juan.
Yes, it’s another commercial, but it is also a fun fly-fishing film in its own right.
Peacock-bass fishing gets a hard-rock treatment in this video from Brazil.
The latest video from Andrew Harding (a.k.a. “troutboynz“) focuses on dry-fly fishing with cicada patterns on backcountry New Zealand waters.
Here’s the full-length (13.5-minute) version of a trip to the East End the island of Grand Bahama, from the Norwegian anglers at Døgnfuggel.
The local Vermont anglers of The Meadows Project offer the latest espidoe in their series on fly-fishing the Green Mountains.
Finally, here’s an important short film about the Skeena River and a current environmental issue that threatens the entire west coast salmon population; the Pentronas (LNG) liquid natural gas facility on Lelu Island at the base of the Skeena River. What you can do right now to help: Sign the Lelu Island Declaration, Sign the SumofUs Petition, Learn More or Donate.