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’ve got fourteen great videos that capture a wide variety of destinations and species and will make you feel heart-thumping excitement or a sense of true serenity.
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 typically killer video from Todd Moen of Catch Magazine, taking us to a wilderness river in the Pacific Northwest featuring two species of spawning salmon, as well as rainbow and cutthroat trout eager to take dry flies.
Former Trout Bum of the Week Phoebe Bean and her dog, Ginger, are the stars of this lovely video from Wildrums Media. Those of you who have a beloved fishing dog will especially appreciate this.
Cool stuff from the Farquhar Atoll, with big bonefish and giant trevally.
When injury cut skier Tatum Monod’s season short, her dad told her to rub some dirt on it and come fly fishing. This is a gorgeous video about fathers and daughters on the water.
In the latest episode of the Scientific Anglers/Fly Fusion TV Web Series, the hosts fish the Quesnel River in the Cariboo region of British Columbia, chasing powerful resident rainbows.
This short video from Ryan Robbins captures the serene magic of a solo day on the water.
Here’s a minute and a half of Florida tarpon action that will get the blood pumping.
Alaska’s awe-inspiring landscape and powerful king salmon star in this short video, which features some cool drone shots of fly takes.
The opening of trout season in France is a cause for celebration, and this video features some beautiful fish.
This short video from Outside TV offers a brief look at the remarkable trout lakes at high altitude on Mount Kenya.
Artists Ed Anderson and Eric Estrada join John Huber from Pekebo Angler for a week of fly fishing in Sanibel, on Florida’s west coast, in search of big snook.
Here’s a cool look at a two-day float down Pennsylvania’s Allegheny River, featuring big hatches, wildlife, and a plenty of fish.
Casting? Who needs casting? Check out this close-up presentation of a salmonfly imitation to a feeding fish in a trout in a tight spot on Utah’s Logan River.
We finish up with a fly-fishing story from the backcountry of New Zealand, featuring everything you’ve come to expect–especially spectacular trout.