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 offer eleven videos that will take you from Costa Rica to Colorado, and from the Ozarks to Ontario. Throw in a little South American warmwater, Icelandic coldwater, and Texas saltwater to complete the package.
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 this short video from Prospect Arts. I have no idea what the video is for, but it captures the fun of spending a day on the water with your buddies.
Our pal Ken Tanaka of Wish4Fish was lucky enough to fish his way around Iceland and catch some gorgeous fish. Click here for the full 12-minute video.
Fly-fishing for big tarpon off the Texas Gulf coast looks like fun. These anglers lay into something unusually big for the region and are curious about why the fish are there.
I love it when a video combines two interests that might not seem congruent, in this case motorcycle riding and fly fishing. Makes sense to me . . . .
California angler Meng Syn headed into the wilds of the Bolivian Amazon in search of golden dorado and more. Looks like it was a successful trip.
This is a homely little video from Missouri, but I have always liked the one-cast, one-fish format. Plus, there’s a good message here, as well.
You don’t normally think of Massachusetts as a pike-fishing destination, but guide Cam Chioffi knows where they live . . . .
Chile’s Mon River offers something you might not expect in South America: runs of king salmon and Atlantic salmon.
The Ozarks is an underrated fishing destination, but this video makes the region look scenic and fun.
By now, most folks know that there are rainbow trout in Coast Rica. Here’s a quick look at the fishery and these remote trout.
Finally, here’s a full episode of The New Fly Fisher, featuring Bill Spicer chasing large smallmouth bass in northwestern Ontario.