Welcome to our latest 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’s collection offers a sweet baker’s dozen, with a great mix of trout, saltwater, and warmwater action from around the world. Don’t miss the final video, about how Montana became the wild-fish mecca that we all know and love.
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 575 killer videos on the site!
See you next week with a fresh set of films!
Stop-motion animation in a fly-fishing video? That’ll get you to the top of the F5, just for the effort alone. Adding some giant Irish pike and great fishing scenes helps, too.
If you love warmwater fly fishing, then get a load of this shortie from our friends at The New Fly Fisher, featuring mostly smallies and pike hammering flies, with a trout or two thrown in for good measure.
Woohoo! Spring break! But this isn’t in Panama City or Cancun. Instead, these intrepid students headed to Exuma in search of bonefish. I think they’re teaching them good values at Hobart College.
This video from Finland captures those magical days when you can feel the fishing waters and the landscape coming alive after a long winter. Up here in Vermont, we are almost there. . . .
A couple Italian anglers take on New Zealand trout in this cool video, which features plenty of airborne fish and the kind of scenery you’ve come to expect from Kiwiland.
The folks at the Fly Fishing Collaborative have very lofty, noble goals about helping children and protecting fish, and they also shoot some pretty gorgeous images of swinging flies for steelhead.
South Andros in The Bahamas is a magical place to chase bonefish, and the scenery doesn’t disappoint, either.
It’s long (19 minutes) and has a slightly NSFW title, but this video is worth it for the way it captures a solo nine-week journey through New Zealand.
From Sweden comes a look at a great day on a little valley stream that just happens to hold some lovely brown trout.
This is a fun video that chronicles a week at El Pescador in Belize, and it’s not just about fly fishing. This is the vibe you get on Ambergris Caye.
If you’ve ever wondered if anglers in other countries are like us, this funny French video should clear that up. One would hope that we are a tad less sexist, however. . .
Here’s a preview of a forthcoming film, Bringing Back the Brooks, that celebrates the Southern Appalachian Brook Trout, which is being brought back from the brink. . .by hand, bucket, and hoof.
This is a wonderful history of how Montana decided to end their stocking programs, creating perhaps the best wild-trout fishery in the Lower 48. It took a lot of science and a lot of guts to convince anglers to give up hatchery trout, but the effort has paid off beyond everyone’s dreams.