Welcome to a new 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’ve got another collection of killer videos17 of them, including a few from rare locations, such as Malaysia and Arctic Alaska.
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 in regularly at The Tug, the Orvis online video theater. See you next week with a fresh set of films!
When the mature willow grubs begin to fall into New Zealand’s Mataura River, the trout go crazy and feast on the easy meals. That’s a good thing for fly fishers.
Um. . .yeah. . .no, I’m not doing this. Watch Ryan Sansoucy hook and land a mako shark from his stand-up paddleboard. He’s a braver man than I.
From the Dunajec River in Poland comes this cool video, featuring lots of aerial perspectives, as well as some underwater footage. I wanna go.
Virginia’s Mossy Creek is known for its beautiful fish, and the guys from My Leaky Waders found this out firsthand while fishing with the Trow brothers.
T-minus two weeks until I’m on a plane to Slovenia (from where I will be blogging daily), so seeing all these gorgeous trout really gets my heart racing.
I could do without the goofy editing, but this looks like a fun industrial fishery for seabass in the Netherlands.
Montana Matt and his buddy, Steven, hit the Big Horn River in Montana for big rainbow trout, brown trout and the elusive native Montana bonefish.
The American River shad run is a big event in California. This video goes a ways toward explaining why fly fishers love these tough fighters.
It takes a certain amount of guts to make a three-minute video all about your failings. I like guts.
I don’t know where or who this is, but the video has a stark beauty, great shots of fish taking mayflies off the surface, and a honkin’ brown trout at the end.
We don’t get a lot of videos from Malaysia, but here’s a cool one that features strong editing, some sweet fiberglass, and what look to be baby tarpon.
Here’s some mixed footage from a bunch of waters in the Southeast, all of which look pretty darned trouty.
When Irish pike are smilin’.
Redfish from a kayak looks like a blast. Some artsy, funky playing with the sequence of events in the editing.
You know I’m not into all-GoPro videos, but this one is short, features some cool carp fishing, and has a decent soundtrack. I can get behind that for two minutes.
Have you ever wondered how the fishing is in New York City’s Central Park? Here’s a guide to this cool urban fishery. And wait until you see the size of the bass he catches!
This isn’t a professionally made video by any stretch, but it offers a great view of a week-long float trip through a part of Alaska we don’t see much: the Arctic northwest, where char and grayling are kings. The scenery is starkly beautiful, and the fishing is clearly fantastic.