Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 07.05.13

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. Phil is on vacation so I have taken over responsibilities. We have a killer selection this week, fifteen more videos that will take you around the world. There’s a heavy trout presence here with an occasional salmon or saltwater film intermixed. Hopefully there’s something for everyone!

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!

This video documents a day of Atlantic salmon fishing on the St. Lewis River in Labrador, Canada and features some outstanding cinematography, jumps and releases. My favorite is the opening sequence when the salmon disappears under the foamy water.

Now here is a video to get your heart rate going. With monster fish, dangerous river conditions, and a dramatic soundtrack, this video has it all. “Sea Run Ghosts” comes from Pablo Saracco on the Rio Grande. Check out it out as they go after these elusive fish.

I may be biased to videos that showcase some youth in fly-fishing, but I love this video posted by Keith Hughes on the South Platte. Young Spence shows some serious fly-fishing skill and catches a couple beautiful brownies. My favorite though, is his go-to fist pump. Pure joy.

Bonefishing in the crystal clear waters of the Acklin Islands. Not even a passing shark could affect the great fishing that day. Enjoy.

Here’s some beautiful footage of fly-fishing for brown trout in Norway. Great shots of the fight and release, not to mention the only dialogue is a classic “augh” when the line goes slack. Oh the feeling.

Here’s a group of friends enjoying the Swedish wilderness and landing some nice salmon. The video description claims it’s “the way fly-fishing is meant to be,” and I couldn’t agree more… Also, is that a banana-hotdog he’s eating?

The youthful trend continues with this video from the Freemont River in Utah. Not much information on the video but they looks like they pulled some nice trout!

This video is titled “Always Bet On Weather,” which seems like an appropriate title for this summer. It’s a short video but features a nice redfish caught in South Carolina.

Pablo Saracco is taking over the fly-fishing video world this week. Titled “Jurassic Lake Experience” this video showcases fly fishing from the middle of the Argentine Patagonian step. Unfortunately there are no subtitles, but these monster rainbows are a language everyone can understand.

Short and sweet, this one minute video from Mark Raisler showcases some nice brownies, a rainbow and one unfortunately placed river bank.

This video takes you through the whole process of the catch, fight and release of a Mako shark off the coast of San Diego. What a fight!

We head back to Europe for this beautiful video of trout fishing in France. Again, this video doesn’t have subtitles, but it’s safe to say this group of friends had an absolute blast.

This guy pulls in a nice looking sea trout while fishing from his kayak in Florida. Watch out for those teeth!

Here’s a recent video from the Fly Master showcasing some bass and panfish action in Irondequoit Bay.

Finally, we leave you with another episode of The New Fly Fisher, featuring brook trout in Labrador. See you next week!

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