Welcome to another edition of the OrvisNews.com Friday Film Festival, in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing footage available. This week’s collection is quite trout heavy and features some exceptional videos that reflect unique visions of the sport we love. Our locations include New Zealand, Norway, the Cook Islands, Belize, and spots all over the U.S. Among all the troutiness is a little bit of permit and tarpon, a hint of steelhead, and a dash of warmwater speciessome of which I don’t know the names for.
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 FFF, please post it in the comments below. See you next week with a fresh set of films!
Here’s another brilliant video from Todd Moen, of Catch Magazine. In an email, he wrote,”The video shows the beauty and massive size of the Upper Columbia River in Northeastern Washington State. This is one crazy experience, chasing brown and green drakes around into the darkness of night. It was a very challenging hatch to capture. . . . It’s a waiting game all day long, since the bugs pop right before dark. When it happens, it’s very cool.” Indeed.
Look who’s back: our old friend Håvard, from Jazz and Fly Fishing. In this video, he spends a late-winter day dreaming about the fishing to come. We look forward to seeing the videos to come, as well.
We’ve posted videos of southwestern Florida guide Capt. Lacey Rush before, and here she is trying to catch her very first permit on the flats of Belize. Think she’ll succeed?
I thought I had had a pretty good honeymoon until I saw this video, a recap of an awesome trip these newlyweds took to New Zealand and the Cook Islands. There are some wonderful fishing scenes, stunning trout, and just plain fun times on display here. We posted the kill fly-fishing bachelor party video for this guy, as well, back in July.
In the fall of 2012, eight Norwegians sought out to experience the thrill of a liftetime: trying to hook into world class steelhead on a fly. This is part one in a series of four, apparently. Looking forward to seeing what they come up with next.
Here’s a little something groovy from a couple of Norwegian anglers who are obsessed with the salt. This is mostly just beauty shots, but there’s some cool underwater fish stuff, as well.
The Lower Sacramento River, in Northern California, is one of the top wild trout fisheries in the country. Some of the best water the Sac has to offer is found right in the middle of downtown Redding. This short video highlights some of the goodness the Sac has to offer.
Here’s some killer stuff from the South Platte. Gorgeous fish and cool editing bring it all together.
This is an excellent recap of the 2012 season for a group of mildly insane South African guides. There is a bunch of fish on display here that I can’t even identify, which I dig.
In a world of GoPros and cell-phone videos, it’s nice to see someone take the time to create a mood and tell a little story. And that’s a stunningly beautiful trout at the end, too. Bonus points for the dog.
Here’s a quick teaser for an upcoming fly-fishing film, “The Trail,” about the famous Tamiami Trail tarpon of southern Florida and what it’s like to hunt these fish over miles of road. The idea that you can catch a silver king alongside the highway is pretty cool.
These guys wanted to fish streamers for trout, but the water was too cold. What’s their backup plan? Steelhead, of course. Talk about being spoiled for options. Sheesh.
Here’s another one from New Zealand. It’s not the most well-made video, but the three fish caught are worth the price of admission. Check out the ridiculous shoulders on that brown trout at the end!
We’ve never featured an actual Sci-Fi video in the F5 before, so I had to include this one. Trying to figure what to do with some just-okay footage from a recent outing, this guy came up with a premise and a storyline: “In the year 2067, the fisheries are much different. Carp are the dominant species in the waterways. Lucky for us, they are pretty darn fun to catch on a fly.”
This is a cool look at fly-fishing for salmon on the world famous Dee River in Scotland. But that’s not why I included it here. Click the “CC” button at the bottom of the player, then click the “English” button, and check out how the Scottish accents are rendered in the subtitles when the ghillies speak. It adds a bizarre and ridiculous element to the video that’s a lot of fun. What’s your favorite translation? Have a great weekend!