Welcome to a new edition of the Orvis News Friday (the 13th!) Fly-Fishing Film Festival, in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available. (Watch out for Jason Voorhees atop the marquee.) Some great videos came online in the last week, so there was no need to delve into the archives again.
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 in regularly at The Tug, the Orvis online video theater. See you next week with a fresh set of films!
We kick things off with a beautiful video about salmon fishing on the River Emån in Sweden. I think this is actually an ad for a European retailer, but who cares?
This is killer footage from northern Argentina, where a group of anglers catches some fine golden dorado on surface flies. I wanna go.
More of the usual good stuff from Doug Rowland at Lowcountry Journal, featuring a couple of buddies chasing redfish in the grass.
The latest episode from Jazz & Fly Fishing features all the wonderful weirdness, drama, and great fish we’ve come to expect from our favorite Scandinavian (and Finnish) musicians.
I like this video from Slovenia not just because some of it was shot on the waters I fished last week, but also because it’s an accurate reflection of how tough the fishing there can be, as you try to land big fish on fine tippets.
I love to see the young’uns on the water, and this homemade production from Josh Diller shows how good the small waters of Pennsylvania can be.
Small stream fishing for wild grayling in Russia (?) looks like a good time, comparable to the native-brookie fishing many of us do in headwaters streams.
Here’s some sweet footage from northern Utah, where springtime fishing can be fantastic.
It’s tough to make stillwater fishing look exciting, but this video from South African midlands makes a pretty good case for the experience.
O, to get the opportunity to fish some of these famed salmon rivers in Norway!
Think you can’t make a video good enough for the F5? Check out this sweet bass-fishing production, shot entirely on an iPhone 5. You can do it, too.
This isn’t the best-quality video, but it offers a cool look at a subspecies we don’t see often, Apache trout, and it features a kicking Dinosaur Jr soundtrack.
Here’s another great Atlantic salmon video from Norway, this one shot on the River Lakselva in the Finnmark region up north.
At 17 minutes, this is long, but it captures the whole experience of making a journey to New Zealand, trekking into the backcountry, and sight-fishing to glorious brown trout.