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. Someone must have heard my comments about the slim pickings last week because we’ve got a killer selection for you here: thirteen videos that will take you from Florida to Norway and from British Columbia to Musky Country. Species include trout, salmon, carp, tarpon, and more!
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 a collaboration between two of our favorites, and Håvard Stubø of Jazz & Fly Fishing and Rolf Nylinder. Looking for some early-spring fishing, they find one special spot. But the best part of this video is their conversation about everything from fishing to jazz to hydropower and everything in between.
Next up is the latest trailer from the great Todd Moen of Catch Magazine, who follows Brian O’Keefe o n a moped to some high-country lakes full of big rainbows.
Here’s some cool footage of tarpon fishing in the Florida Keys, featuring some big leaps and boatside battles.
If the soundtrack to the tarpon video was too much for you, here’s the latest quiet video from Luke Bannister, fishing a small stream in low water with a glass rod.
If you dig fly-fishing for muskies, then you’ll like “Musky Country: Zero to Hero 2” from Robert Thompson. Here’s the trailer.
I watch a lot of fly-fishing videos, so I always appreciate it when someone attempts a different perspective on the sport. This is great (and a heck of a lot of work).
This video from Thailand tells a complete story in just 18 seconds. The mahseer is definitely on my bucket list.
Adam Coleman spent eight years trying to catch a steelhead, so his excitement is certainly understandable. He certainly deserves the throne at the end.
In the first episode of the new season of the Scientific Anglers/Fly Fusion web series, we head into BC to chase rainbows and bull trout.
You know Tim Flalger of Tightline Productions for his amazing tying videos, but he also loves to fish on his home water, the South Branch of the Raritan River.
Chasing common and grass carp on cicada imitations looks like a serious blast in this video from Drift Media Productions.
I love the way that filmmaker Benjamin Kraushaar moves the camera when he shoots fly fishing, making for some cool scenes.
Finally, here’s a plea from documentarian Mark Titus, asking anglers and anyone else who values wild salmon to get engaged in the new fight to stop Pebble Mine. And after you’ve done that, you can watch Mark’s feature-length documentary “The Breach” for free for the next few days.