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 an eclectic selection this week: seventeen videos, from around the globe. You’ll see browns in New Zealand, Italian backcountry, tarpon in the Florida keys, and a couple species you may not know much about.
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!
My friend Devan Ence sent in this great video of a bunch of Idaho guides shaking off their cabin fever with a trip down the river. This is just some good old fish action that will get the blood flowing and make you want to get on the water.
Here’s some beautiful footage from the backcountry of Italy, with plenty of cool leaping trout and dry-fly strikes.
A couple of Swedish anglers head south to Islamorada, where they tackle some aggressive tarpon.
This is a gorgeous trailer for an upcoming video on winter fishing in southwestern Montana.
Here’s a cool video of a DIY standup-paddleboard bonefish expedition from Dr. Aaron Adams. You might recognize his fishing buddy.
Crikey. Those are some sweet southern-Appalachian trout!
Dry-fly fishing for big browns in New Zealand? Yes, please.
Fishing for asp is not for everyone. It requires many sacrifices, so many miles in the car, on foot .. under the sun, under the rain, in the snow and the cold. But when you finally get that tremendous strike. . . . It looks like a really great game fish.
I, for one, cannot wait for summertime dry-fly action, and this video is designed to get a fly fisher in the mood.
I dig it when someone tries to make something really new with fly-fishing video. This is a little art piece that tries to capture the mental processes of the tier exploring his passion.
Good stuff from Idaho, featuring a young angler, some fine trout, and a little Norwegian acoustic soundtrack.
These guys are having a hard time landing the big Cuban tarpon that eat their flies.
We don’t get enough largemouth videos, and this one features some killer float-tube action for bucketmouths and more.
Here’s some cool early-season, small-stream action from the French Alps. (I think.)
You have never seen an angler drink a beer so dramatically as the guy does here. I’m not sure that this even qualifies as a fly-fishing video, but it’s hilarious.
This video of highlights from the 2013 season on Utah’s Green River is too long (18.5 minutes), but it’s full of great fish and scenery. Watch how ever much or little you want, and you won’t be sorry.
If you’re looking for a good, long viewing experience, here’s a killer full episode of The New Fly Fisher, in which Bill Spicer travels to Western Newfoundland to search for fresh Atlantic salmon.