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 a cool dozen videos that will take you from the western coast of Australia to Finland, and from Upstate New York to Kamchatka. Overall, it’s a mostly foreign affair, which makes for good daydreaming about future trips. And don’t miss “Convergence,” which has an important message and features several members of the Orvis family.
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 more than 1,340 great videos on the site!
We kick things off with the latest from our pal, Håvard Stubø of Jazz & Fly Fishing. It’s a rumination on what it means to return to fly fishing each spring, and I think that most of us can relate to parts of his thinking.
Hemsedal is a region in Norway known for its great trout fishing, which is on display in this beautiful video from the local tourism agency.
This is a cool look at a DIY trip on Australia’s western coast, as a couple anglers island-hop through the Dampier Archipelago.
Here’s a 30-second explanation for why anglers are willing to go through the travel hassles required to get to Kamchatka.
Clocking in at under a minute, this teaser for an upcoming video about France’s Domaine de Coyolles is just great to look at.
In case you missed it, here’s the latest from Hank Patterson, as he explains the differences between fly fishing and bait fishing.
Drew Nisbet, Fishing Manager of Orvis Buffalo, put together this sweet video about fly fishing the Upper Genesee River in New York.
Here’s a fifteen-minute look at what it takes to catch Atlantic salmon in Scandinavia and Finland. “Goofy Man” is a direct translation from a Finnish word huru-ukko. It is a humorous nickname for a fisherman who has strong opinions and own beliefs
Sure, you’ll fish in the rain. But would you fish in this assault from the skies?
This isn’t the best-quality video, but I just love seeing the glorious blue water and cool marble trout of Slovenia.
Conservation Hawks is a group of passionate hunters and anglers working overtime to protect our sporting heritage and pass on a healthy natural world to our kids and grandkids. Their latest film focuses on fishing, the family, and the future.
We finish up with a full episode of “The New Fly Fisher,” in which host Colin McKeown chases world class brook trout and monster pike in northern Ontario.