Welcome to the May Day edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, featuring the best videos from around the world. This week, we have a banner crop: eighteen videos about trout, salmon, carp, and a plethora of saltwater species.
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And don’t forget to check out the awesome all-new, improved Orvis fly-fishing video theater: The Tug. As of today, there are more than 600 great videos on the site!
See you next week with a fresh set of films!
Last week, I had the great pleasure of hanging out with Fred and Hugo from Hooké at the 2015 Orvis Guide Rendezvous in Missoula, Montana. They managed to capture the spirit of the event in this great round-up. OGR15 was a blast, just like this video.
Here’s a gorgeous little video from Tight Loops about spring fishing in New England. (Check out their cool Kickstarter project here.) And how did they know how much I love Jason Molina?
Australia’s Cape York is a saltwater-fly-fishing wonderland, featuring endless flats and reefs holding many different species of game fish. Here’s a great look at what two anglers discovered there last month.
This is one of the better self-shot videos you’ll see, made by Josh Diller while fishing for cutties outside Livingston, Montana.
We don’t see a lot of fly-fishing videos from Poland, but if they can produce beauties like this, I’ll keep posting them. This is small-stream magic.
The Everglades are home to gorgeous mangrove channels full of fish, but there are plenty of mistakes an angler can make. This video shows several of them. . . .
Rarely has carp fishing looked as cool as it does in this video about a couple of Southwestern Urban anglers who can’t get enough big lips on flies.
Ever since I finally broke my duck on redfish, I’ve wanted to catch a black drum. This angler nails a beauty on Florida’s Cedar Key.
From the Land Down Under comes this cool warmwater video that celebrates the awakening of the cicadas that provide food for bass and great angling opportunities.
How do you turn a singular fishing experience into a funny and cool video? By referencing a ridiculous viral video in a way that makes perfect sense.
If you want to fish in a mythical landscape, Denmark seems like the place to do it. And that’s a helluva salmon.
Here’s a cool shorty from Mexico, focused on the boats that take fly fishers to the flats.
Here’s a look at what makes fly-fishing for brown trout in springtime so special in western New York. It ain’t easy, but it’s worth the challenge.
South Korea has a vibrant fly-fishing community, and here’s a look at some cool mountain-stream trout the Gangwon-do Province.
This video is only 26 seconds long, and it will leave you wanting more. Where is that?
Videos that chronicle a group trip are usually cheesy or poorly made, but these guys nailed the video for their 2014 adventure in Alaska. Great scenery, great bear shots, and a fine soundtrack are the keys. It’s worth the 14 minutes of your time.
Dave and Amelia Jensen, of Jensen Fly Fishing, spend some time casting stonefly imitations to big trout in this video shot on their home waters in Alberta. There’s some good information in this one, as well as some gorgeous trout.
Here’s a fascinating look at bamboo-rod makers Everett Garrison and Hoagy B. Carmichel told by Carmichel himself. If you love bamboo or building fly rods, or angling history, you won’t want to miss this 13-minute production from New England on the Fly.