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 have a killer selection this week, thirteen more videos that will take you around the world.
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 this beautifully made video about a backcountry trip in Østmarka, a forested area to the east of Oslo, Norway. I love the way that this video captures more than just the fishing. It’s inspiring stuff.
The underwater shots in this video about mako shark fishing off San Diego are amazing. To see the giant fish actually eat the fly and then start jumping will get your adrenaline pumping.
This is a gorgeous video about dry-fly fishing on the Deschutes River in Oregon during a golden-stone and salmonfly hatch, and it features the best footage of a bow-and-arrow cast I’ve ever seen.
Here’s some killer pike action from Norway, in a gorgeous video by the folks from scanout.com, whose work we have featured here before.
This video perfectly captures that moment we’ve all experienced, when all of our best efforts come to naught. You don’t have to be a lip-reader to get get the gist of this angler’s frustration.
This dreamy footage (a promo for a clothing company) features a couple anglers fishing the River Bode, in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt. The camerawork is exceptional, and the color treatment adds to the mood of the piece.
Spring fishing makes for good times in southern Alberta, even when the temperatures don’t cooperate. This is the second feature from Adipose Fly Fishing Production, and we hope to see a lot more.
You don’t need to go to South America to catch peacock bass on the fly. As this video from Joe Cermele and the folks at Field & Stream shows, Florida’s canals and lakes offer pretty good action for these garish warmwater predators.
I’m not sure what “Poopsie Poons” means, but I enjoy watching this female angler present flies to cruising tarpon, putting a few into the air. She obviously knows what she’s doing.
For me, this one is all about the cows, which are brilliant. That brownie he catches at the end is pretty nice, too, expecially for such a small stream.
This is a long one, at almost 15 minutes, but it’s worth it. A bunch of kids head down to Dry Run Creek, where they cast to and land some monster trout that would make any adult drool. It’s so great to see how into the sport these young’uns are.
This is some sweet small-stream goodness from Yellow Creek in Humbug Valley, Plumas County, California. Shot last weekend, the video has a mellow vibe that I dig.
Finally, here’s another great episode of The New Fly Fisher, this time from Labrador. Bill Spicer and friends fish for monster brook trout and pike. See you next week!