Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 03.18.16

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.

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 out the awesome all-new, improved Orvis fly-fishing video theater: The Tug. As of today, there are more than 1,100 great videos on the site!

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.

6 thoughts on “Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 03.18.16”

  1. It’s great to see a video like that last one. However, there is a much bigger issue affecting the entire west coast salmon population. It’s something that will affect the entire Pacific Ocean for decades to come. Curiously, not many seem to know about this grave circumstance.

    Five years ago, three nuclear cores at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant melted down. For five years the operator of that plant has been dousing the melted cores, and other areas holding spent nuclear fuel rods, with water in order to cool those elements. This continuous flow of water has been finding its way into the sea.

    In addition, and more disturbingly, ground water that comes off the hilly region of the area is flowing into the broken buildings, mixing with the melted cores and everything else that’s now radioactive down there. These two massive water sources have dumped between 200-400 tonnes of radioactive water into the sea…and get this…EVERY DAY for around FIVE YEARS. That radioactive plume, which not only drifts but grows every day, has been crossing the Pacific for five years and now radionuclides like Cesium 137 & 134 are being detected in marine life off the west coast*. There’s also a nastly little list of all the other disasterous radionuclides in that plume.

    The Fukushima Daiichi administrator tasked with cleaning up this mess admits that there is no technology that exists for dealing with the three melted-down cores. Of the five robots that have been sent in to simply observe what the melted cores look like and where they are actually located, all five have failed before completing there objectives due to radiation levels frying their circuitry. Fukushima Daiichi administrator’s best guess is that the decommissioning will take decades.

    Extrapolate all this information. Multiple tonnes of radioactive water/per day (x) 365 days (x) 6, 7, 8 or 9 decades (=) a horrific disaster for all the marine life in not just the Pacific but perhaps all the oceans. Just think of what this is going to do to the entire west coast salmon population?

    Have a great Friday!


      1. Wow, I thought the soundtrack for this was awesome! I can’t imagine choosing music for all the videos he creates. Not everyone likes the same sounds.

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