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 feature a dozen productions that span the globe–from New Zealand to Austria, as well as the country. In light of recent events, we are kicking things off with “Cold Waters” from Conservation Hawks, which should give anglers of all persuasions plenty to think about.
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!
“Cold Waters,” from Conservation Hawks, features five respected fly fishermen—Craig Mathews of Blue Ribbon Flies, Yvon Chouinard of Patagonia, Steve Hemkens of Orvis, Tim Romano of Angling Trade, and Todd Tanner of Conservation Hawks—who came together to fish for wild trout and share their thoughts on angling and climate change. (Click here for the Conservation Hawks giveaway built around their latest film, “Convergence.”)
Check out this trailer for the second series of “Pure Fy NZ” from Gin Clear Media, and it’s wall-to-wall gorgeous scenery and big trout. This ought to get you pumped for the weekend.
The world’s only Atlantic fishery for steelhead is in Argentina’s Rio Santa Cruz, and this stunning video (yes, it’s really an ad) captures the beauty of the landscape and the incredible fish that swim where they really shouldn’t.
There’s nothing like chucking at smallish tarpon in five feet of water and then having a 140-pounder take your fly. All hell breaks loose pretty quickly.
Our old pal, Ivan Orsic, follows Trouts Fly Fishing General Manager, Rick Mikesell, on a pre-work carp-hunting expedition, with mixed results.
The latest episode of the Scientific Anglers/Fly Fusion TV Web Series features British Columbia’s Horsefly River and its hard-charging rainbows.
A hot day in mid-August means trico spinners blanketing the water of the Bighorn River, making for some killer dry-fly fishing.
Fly fishing and Nike Drake are a perfect match, as this video from Austria proves. It’s a nice antidote to all the harder music we hear in videos these days.
This video is just 16 seconds long, but it made me smile. Who doesn’t love watching a kid catching a trout and being awed by its beauty?
We don’t hear too much about fly-fishing in Puerto Rico, but this longish (11-minute) video shows how much fun it can be. “The fish are everywhere. . . .And nobody fishes for them.”
Northern pike on a Tenkara rod? This Wisconsin angler makes the dream a reality.
We finish up with a full episode of “The Orvis Guide to Fly Fishing,” in which Tom Rosenbauer breaks down the essentials of moving water with easy to understand information that will help make you a better angler.