Editor’s note: I’m out of the office today, so here’s a great classic F5 to get you pumped up for the weekend. I’ll be back with an all-new selection next Friday.
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. Here’s an all-new collection of wonderful videos featuring huge saltwater species, small panfish, and trout of all sizes. And if you ever wanted to know if you could catch Pacific salmon on your Tenkara rod, we’ve got the answer.
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.
See you next week with a fresh set of films!
We kick things off with a beautiful look at the iconic San Juan River in New Mexico, featuring some cool aerial footage and angling action.
The Limay River in Argentina is big water that holds some big fish, as you’ll see in this great video featuring Tim Rajeff.
The tuna blitzes in this video from the Mediterranean(?) are astonishing, and if you don’t say “Wow!” a couple times while you watch this, check your pulse.
This is a gorgeous video about three rivers in Finland, and it has a strong conservation message. Make sure you click the “CC” button for subtitles.
This is a mishmash of footage, but it captures the excitement of traveling to fish for big steelhead. Plus there are some simply gorgeous fish.
I love a good panfish video, and this one is short, sweet, and shows what you can do when you know how to use an iPhone 6 and some editing software.
If you’ve ever wondered how, exactly fly-fishing for sailfish works, this video explains things, as you watch an angler cast to, fight, and land a real beauty.
There’s not description accompanying this video, but I think it’s from Italy. Anyway, the trout at the end is a beast.
This is long, at almost 13 minutes, but it’s a cool look at the exotic payara fishery on the border of Bolivia and Brazil. The cinematography is stunning, and the fish love to take to the air when hooked.
Here’s a pretty little video about the arrival of the Vulgata mayflies in Norway.
Here’s a cool, short film about a small fly shop in a small town in Central Pennsylvania. You may be surprised by where the shop’s owner came from.
We end with an epic, 23-minute video about using Tenkara rods in Alaska to catch big salmon and trout. Will the rods survive the Last Frontier?