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. We are back with an all-new collection of wonderful videos from around the world, featuring trout, tarpon, bass, redfish, and more. This week, we have an even dozen productions, which span the globe.
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 more than 1,170 great videos on the site!
See you next week with a fresh set of films!
We kick things off with a beautiful film about guide Hilary Hutcheson and her father, Dave. It’s about love of the outdoors, sharing between father and daughter, and the power of fly fishing to connect people.
The waters of Slovenia look stunning in this video from the Soca Valley.
This is a long but spectacular video about saltwater fly fishing in New Zealand, which isn’t talked about much. Very cool stuff!
Here’s a gorgeous look at Georgia’s Savannah River, which holds big largemouths and stripers, as well as a host of other species.
Fall in New Zealand, when most of the traveling anglers have gone home, can be fantastic.
Welsh angler Luke Bannister is back with another quiet video featuring bamboo rods, Spider flies, and wild brown trout. Nobody does serene video like LB.
The Driftless Area of Wisconsin is home to some beautiful brown trout and small creeks tailor-made for fly fishing.
Good stuff from East Tennessee and North Carolina(?) from Bryant Patterson, who produces some beautiful cinematography.
This documentary short by Max Disselkoen attempts to capture the special moments of fly fishing for redfish in Jacksonville.
In the tradition of Robert Thompson’s “Reverb,” here’s a cool story about how fly fishing and rock ‘n’roll come together for guide Hunter Morris.
I once spent three days on the bow of a flats boat and never cast to a tarpon, so this angler’s experience is like a dream. That’s quite a leap, as well.
We finish up with a glorious video about Montana’s famed Blackfoot River, which has had many trials and tribulations over the past century.