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. I’m on vacation this week, so we’ve got a classic collection, with a baker’s dozen productions featuring a variety of species, from trout to peacock bass to giant trevally. Destinations include New Zealand, Michigan, Florida, and British Columbia. There’s a little something for everyone, and lots for those of us who love trout.
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 1,375 great videos on the site!
We kick things off with a cool video from Michigan’s Au Sable River, where the Hendrickson hatch brings big browns to the surface (although there are also a few streamer fish on display, as well).
Here’s some small-stream goodness in Montana from Ben McCracken. There’s some beautiful stuff here, but I think he might be overselling a bit.
Here’s a gorgeous little black-and-white piece that captures a fly-fishing mood in under a minute.
People go to the Seychelles for giant trevally and bonefish, but check out the impressive range of species that these anglers landed on their trip.
Artist Erik Estrada shows off his local waters around Miami, where surprisingly big peacock bass swim.
The latest episode of the Scientific Anglers/Fly Fusion TV Web Series features stunning scenery, cool trout, and thick Canadian accents.
This video has low production values, but watching it, I really wanted to be on the banks of Silver Creek that evening.
There’s plenty of great fly-fishing action and scenery in this video from northeastern Utah, but watch out for the big, fat F-bomb at 1:10.
We see very few videos about fishing for Atlantic bonito, and this one has the added bonus of a classic movie scene at the beginning.
Yoshi is a fly-fishing guide in the Rotorua region of New Zealand’s North Island. He’s very good at catching trout and smoking, apparently. That’s a helluva trout at the end.
I like any video that shows anglers missing fish and falling in the river.
Copi Vojta, photo editor of the Flyfish Journal, spends a day at Cain Lake on the hunt for large mouth bass in Bellingham, Washington.
We finish up with a full episode of “The New Fly Fisher,” as Bill Spicer chases arctic char in Nunavik, in far northern Quebec.