Welcome to the another edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival! Each week, we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available and then serve them up for you to enjoy. This week, we’ve got 14 videos that will take you from Texas to New Zealand, and from Utah to The Bahamas–with lots of spots in between and beyond.
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 old, but awesome, Orvis fly-fishing video theater: The Tug. There are more than 1,250 great videos on the site!We kick things off with a gorgeous look at the Cariboo region of British Columbia, featuring pro snowboarder Eric Jackson. Here’s a minute of smallmouth bass hammering topwater flies, courtesy of The New Fly Fisher. This is a tourism ad, of course, but it’s also really fun to watch. And it may make you want to go to Andros Island ASAP. Australia’s Snowy Mountains look like a fly-fishing paradise in theis short video from Lukas Schmick. Spring is the season for fly-fishing the salt for sea-run brown trout in Denmark. We don’t get many video from the Adirondacks, and the place looks like a wilderness wonderland here. This video takes a bit to get going, but its portrayal of Texas redfishing is plenty compelling. This incredible fishery in the atolls of Maldives will take your fly-fishing skills to the edge. Here’s another tourism ad, this time focused on winter-fishing near Big Sky, Montana. This beautiful gorge on the North Island of New Zealand is home to some lovely rainbows. Maddie Brenneman does some cool dawn-and-dusk fishing in this moody video that captures the feeling of casting alone in the dark. The gang from All Water Guides in Austin seem to have had a pretty good time in 2018. Summertime on the Green River means big trout eating dries. Finally, here’s the latest full episode of “The New Fly Fisher,” as host Colin McKeown and Tom Rosenbauer cast mouse patterns for huge brookies in Labrador.