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, fourteen more videos that will take you around the world. There’s a rather large European presence here, especially Scandinavia.
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!
There’s almost no information on this video from Norway, but it features gorgeous cinematography and some great trout rises and takes. This is the very first video that André Pedersen has posted to vimeo, and I think he nailed it.
Marc Crapo, a.k.a. “The Beard,” heads to the Yukon for some grayling and pike fishing. Lots of great scenery, nice fish, and whooping it up.
Here’s a nice short video that takes you (nearly) through the whole process of catching a tarpon, from the cast to the eat to the many leaps. You don’t see it at the boat, though, which is fine with me. The description does say the 100-pounder was landed.
From Tasmania comes this lovely little rumination on what’s so wonderful about fly fishing. I have visited and fished the island off the coast of mainland Australia and found the place incredible, one of my top three destinations ever.
The URL plastered on the screen is a little annoying, but this is a pretty sweet video of bonefishing in Tobago. The videographer makes his living as a diver, but he clearly enjoys the shallow flats, as well.
They’ve got some huge pike in Ontario, and these fly fishers manage to lay into a few of them. It’s an ad for an air service, but it’s worth it to see those fish.
The brilliant blue water of Slovenia always looks great, but this video is even more gorgeous than most, featuring plenty of cool camera angles, scenery, and the famed marble trout. Looks like a couple browns, too?
Here’s a trailer for an upcoming video called “The Hunt for Atlantic Salmon,” from a Norwaegian film group. Looks like it should be a good one, based on the action on display.
A full day fishing Argentina’s Rio Limay is compressed into five minutes. Wait for the shots of glorious trout starting about three minutes in.
As you may already know, I do love videos that feature young’uns on the water. Based on the title of this video, the fish in question did not come to hand, but the battle is portrayed very well. Looks like it was a pretty good trout, too.
Good self-shot videos are difficult to pull off, but Swede Björn Westergren does an admirable job here. The soundtrack is pretty cool, as well.
The quality of this video is no great shakes, but it does capture the fun and excitement of a family trip on the water. If we all did this with more kids, we could help ensure the future of the sport and the resources.
If the video from Canada above didn’t slake your thirst for giant pike, check out this Italian entry. The scrolling chyron at the bottom I could do without, however.
Finally, here’s another great episode of The New Fly Fisher, featuring more Atlantic salmon from Labrador. See you next week!