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 serve up a baker’s dozen: thriteen great videos that will take you from the North Platte Valley of Wyoming to the Kola Peninsula of Russia and from the wilds of Maine’s backcountry to northern Japan. Set aside a half hour to watch the last video, from Tight Loops, which is definitely a candidate for video of the year.
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 1,385 great videos on the site!
We kick things off with a beautiful look at a day chasing rising trout on southern Wyoming’s Encampment River, from our friends at Brush Creek Ranch and featuring Darcy and Timbre from Faceless Fly Fishing.
As regular readers know, I am a big fan of Luke Bannister’s videos, which are like a breath of fresh air. Here, he fishes a mayfly hatch in the Westcountry of England.
The Varzuga River, on Russia’s Kola Peninsula, gives up some pretty Atlantic salmon in this video by Toby Burrell.
You can skip the promo BS at the beginning, but starting at the :30 mark is some killer fishing action, featuring golden dorado smashing topwater flies.
In the latest episode of the Scientific Anglers/Fly Fusion TV Web Series, the hosts float a stretch of remote river in the backcountry of British Columbia, catching big native rainbows.
A few fishing buddies headed for the Catskills of New York this spring, and their video captures the fun and camaraderie. They caught a few fish, too.
Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions captured some cool footage of a brown trout chasing caddisflies on the South Branch of the Raritan River in New Jersey.
Picture what you think Japan looks like, and then watch this video. You may be surprised how much the rivers of Hokkaido look like home.
If you take the time to look upward while you’re standing in a river, you can see some cool stuff.
Holy crap, that’s a huge fish on a fly. You can skip the middle couple minutes of this one, but don’t miss the landing scene at the end. Wow.
It’s always great to see a video starring a female angler. There are no fish here, but Ann certainly looks like she knows her way around a trout stream.
Here’s some fishing action from right here in the 802. Mostly stocker trout, but it looks like a fun day on the water.
We finish up with the latest film from Chase and Aimee Bartee, a.k.a Tight Loops, in which they travel to Maine in search of big, wild brook trout. We posted this earlier in the week, but it’s so good that I don’t want anyone to miss it.