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 a baker’s dozen videos that will take you from Iceland to The Bahamas, and to a wide variety of waters in North America.
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 great story about a 14-year-old kid who teaches his younger brother how to fly fish and ends up giving the youngster a bad case of trout fever. Here’s a great film from Brothers on the Fly about spring fishing for brown trout in Iceland. As you can see, the weather is a major player in this drama. Sure, there are lots of great game fish to catch on the flats in The Bahamas, but few match sharks for excitement. Early spring is considered the best time to fly-fish for Lahontan cutthroats on Nevada’s Pyramid Lake, and the rewards for braving the elements are impressive. Orvis UK fly-fishing ambassador Marina Gibson hosted a great event last month, on International Women’s Day, as part of the 50/50 on the Water campaign. This trailer for a cool profile of fly-fishing artist Adriano Manocchia suggests that the final film will be compelling and beautiful. There are no fish in this video, but it’s a story of one man’s craving to get on the water at the end of a long winter. The filmmaking is well done, too. “Just five more minutes.” How many times have you said that on the water. Things end up working out well for this angler. Brett Winchel is a fly-fishing guide in East Tennesseee. This is his story. This trailer for a video about introducing children to nature is quite lovely. In the heart of the Scottish Glen is a pretty cool fishery, nestled in the midst of natural beauty. This promo for Algoma County in Ontario features a pretty sweet brook trout. Finally, here’s the first episode of “The New Fly Fisher” hosted by Jenn McKeown, who chases large smallmouth bass in Ontario. Enjoy!