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. Frankly, there were slim pickin’s this week, so we’ve got just 10 videos. However, there’s some really great stuff from such far-flung destinations as Africa, Scandinavia, the Far East, and Colorado.
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 a gorgeous documentary about life along the Ausable River in the Adirondacks for a father-and-son guide team.
Sea-run taimen live in the Russian Far East, where Amur tigers live. These guys tried to catch one on a fly.
Talk about a sizzle reel! This demo short from Africa has everything from “Miami Vice”-esque speeding boat shots to hippos to tigerfish in the air.
A trip into the high montain lakes of Alberta looks like a great time, and the fish are certainly colorful.
A great day of fly fishing in Swedish Lapland for three buddies is an enjoyable viewing experience.
Completing our triumvirate of “expedition-fishing” videos is this trip into the Colorado high country. The quality of the video isn’t great, but the experience of hiking up to these great waters is one I’d like to try sometime.
This film is described as “6 stupid guys who loves flyfishing and having a great time,” and I can’t add much to that. You’ll learn how a guy gets hooked by a beer and see lots of sweet fish.
This is mostly Go Pro stuff, but it does a wonderful job of capturing the excitement of a trip to Andros Island in The Bahamas to fish the flats.
Lots of good action for bonefish, snook, jacks, and the mighty tarpon in this 22-minute video from Cuba.
Here’s a full 44-minute video on fly-fishing for tarpon in Charlotte Harbor, Florida with Dr. Aaron Adams, one of the foremost authorities on Florida’s saltwater game fish. It’s long, but there’s plenty of cool stuff here. Perhaps it’s for tarpon fanatics only.