Welcome to the 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, we serve up eleven great videos that will take you to destinations both exotic and humble. From New Zealand to Big Sky and from Guatemala to Patagonia, there’s a little something for everyone (except warmwater).
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 Orvis fly-fishing video theater: The Tug. As of today, there are exactly 1,435 great videos on the site!
We kick things off with a gorgeous look at Montana’s Gallatin Valley and environs, via Lone Mountain Ranch.
This is long (almost 14 minutes) but it’s worth your time, as filmmaker R.A. Beattie transports the viewer to the remote, far north in search of arctic char, lake trout, and northern pike.
Spring steelheading in the Pacific Northwest looks awfully exciting in this GoPro edit from Danial Whitesitt.
Check out this short, philosophical movie, the second in a series attempting to explain the very essence of why we fish.
Mazda New Zealand sure knows how to make a car commercial.
Yes, it’s an ad, but it’s also a cool look at Chilean Patagonia, complete with epic narration.
Nothing to see here. Just a ginormous Colorado rainbow.
This promo for a UK-based fly-fishing show demonstrates some of the differences in angling cultures. Cool video, but remember to #keepemwet.
More angling excitement from the Gallatin Valley, this time with pulsating soundtrack.
Sometimes, a long winter drives fly fishers to madness.
Here’s another one from Beattie Productions, about fly-fishing for sailfish and marlin in some of the most productive bluewater fishing grounds in the world off Guatemala.