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. This week, we’ve made a serious haul: twenty videos from around the world. There’s a hefty salt component here, especially for tarpon lovers, as well as plenty for both trout and warmwater fans to enjoy.
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!
I’m not sure we’ve ever led off with a pike video, but this trailer for an upcoming short film is action-packed and will get your heart racing.
The Swedes at Troutvision have turned their cameras on one of their own, producing a quirky profile of a “special person” named Henrik, or Hank for short. I’d totally hang out with him.
The latest episode of GEOBASS takes our intrepid adventurers to Nicaraugua, where they pursue rainbow bassa species they just learned about on the Internet. As usual, not everything goes smoothly. . . .
This is not professionally shot, but it offers five minutes of pretty nonstop tarpon action that will make you want to get on the boat today.
The camerawork in this video from Alaska is top-notch. Add in great scenery and big fish, and you’ve got all the ingredients for a compelling production.
This isn’t the first video from Montenegro that we’ve ever posted, but it’s certainly the best. The grayling fishing looks out of this world.
Our friend, and Orvis-endorsed guide, Alberto Rey shot this cool look at the freshwater fishing within Miami city limits.
It’s a long way to St. Brandons Atoll, but videos like this one convince me that it’s probably worth the trip. Killer wade-fishing in the salt.
This is the first fly-fishing video from these young men, and you’ll see some beginner’s mistakes. But there are some great shots of big grayling caught somewhere in Scandinavia, I’m guessing.
There are lots of great fishtarpon, snook, and redfishin this video from the Everglades.
For small-stream lovers like me, this video from Utah is a vision of fly-fishing Nirvana. Who doesn’t dig big brown trout on terrestrials?
Here’s a cool look at the carp fishing on Texas’s Ray Roberts Lake, featuring Benjamin Gossett and Lara Ducker of Orvis Plano.
Ah, New Zealand. Enough said.
This trailer for an upcoming television show about fly-fishing expeditions is beautifully shot.
These poor guys can’t seem to catch a break. Their trip to southern Lappland, in Sweden, was plagued by brutal north wind and some tough conditions, but they make the most of it.
You wanna see an amazing tarpon leap? Check out the one right after the hook set at 2:55 of this video. Wow!
Colorado’s “Dream Stream,” the stretch of the South Platte between Spinney and Eleven Mile Reservoirs, produces some gorgeous trout.
Great stuff from France, featuring super slo-mo, lots of trout in the water, and a stunner of a brown at the end.
Some guys just have a knack for landing fish quickly. Wait until you see this angler’s technique.
This is a long (20 minutes) but beautiful video showcasing a heli-fishing trip in the mountains of British Columbia and featuring some gorgeous trout. But, really, the scenery is the best part.