Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 05.29.15

Welcome to our latest edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, featuring the best videos from around the world. This week, we have sixteen videos from such diverse, exotic destinations as Thailand, Norway, Cuba, and. . .West Virginia? There are a few truly gorgeous productions in this batch, as well.

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 all-new, improved Orvis fly-fishing video theater: The Tug. As of today, there are now 657 great videos on the site!

See you next week with a fresh set of films!

We kick things off with nothing more than a camera test, but it’s a gorgeous piece of video with a great soundtrack, too.

Here’s a fascinating a look at West Virginia’s famed Elk River and its beautiful trout.

Matt Dunkinson shot this great tribute to the fishing hut along one of England’s famed chalkstreams, the River Test. You get a real sense of the camaraderie among the anglers and riverkeeper, and the video itself is simply gorgeous.

Catching tarpon from a kayak looks really exciting in this video about angler Alex Tejeda’s passion for chasing Megalops from water level.

This is one of the coolest shots we’ve ever seen: a trout’s-eye view of a drifting dry fly and the take. Plus, it’s only 14 seconds long!

It’s been a slow start to the season in Norway, but the bugs and the fish are starting to appear.

Deep in the dusty Oregon backcountry there is a place where crystal clean springs rupture from the Earth and where the purest rainbow trout have evolved apart from the rest of the Columbia Basin. Or so says Joe Mara in this great video.

The title of this video is a clear challenge to Frontside Fly’s “Dry or Die” mantra. I expect an online feud between Norwegian fly-fishing filmmakers to break out now.

Not only does this video capture the awesome fishing action on the flats of Cuba, but it’s a good illustration of how you can make a good, nonshaky video with a GoPro.

I love the vibe of this video from Sweden, which features a cool color palette and some lovely brown trout.

In the headwaters of the Arkansas River in Colorado, both the landscape and the trout are wonderful to behold.

We love the quiet films of Luke Bannister, as he tours the small streams and rivers of Wales with his cane fly rods.

This video from Italy features some of the best underwater shots of a trout you’ll ever see.

I still enjoy reliving my trip to Slovenia last year, and this shorty about catching rainbows and marble trout jogs those great memories.

Think about the hardest you’ve ever tried to land a fish, and then watch this video about one angler’s battle with an arapaima in Thailand.

We finish up with a cool call to action for tarpon anglers who want to help improve our understanding of this incredible species. Our friend, Adam Marton, is leading an expedition to El Pescador in Belize to tag tarpon for science. Even if you can’t go, this video features some great saltwater action. For more information, visit the Field Workers Club website.

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