Welcome to another 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 got some great stuff: fifteen videos from New Zealand to Finland, from Key West to Montana.
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!
We kick things off with a stunning trailer from Gin Clear Media, for their upcoming production BackcountryNorth Island. The film follows six fly fishermen, from different places and different walks of life, as they each explore a treasured corner of New Zealand’s North Island.
This video makes the rivers around Mammoth, California, seem magical places, and the drone footage is quite well done.
Here’s another killer trailer, this time for the first season of Silver Kings, focused on Captains Bou Bosso and Rob Fordyce competing in fly tarpon tournaments during the 2014 season in Islamorada.
I love a great permit video, since we see so few of them. Filmmaker Will Benson follows Will Griffiths casting for these elusive game fish for the first time.
The salmonfly hatch is one of the highlights of the Rocky Mountain summer, and the crew from Western Fly Media chased the big bugs all over Southwestern Montana, filming big eats.
Fly-fishing the marshes of North Carolina with Capt. Seth Vernon looks like a great time.
Here’s some very cool footage from Norway of anglers fishing for grayling, with a fine Feist soundtrack. Inexplicably, however, the folks at 4fly decided to repeat a rather over-the-top piece of profanity throughout, so be warned.
Our pal DJ Dan Decibel heads to Port Orange, Florida, to chase tarpon, with mixed results. The video does a great job of telling a story and capturing good times with good friends.
Fly-fishing the North Park area of Colorado around the town of Walden produces some gorgeous trout.
Stefan Agren, of Frontsidefly, sure knows how to build up the anticipation. . .but does it pay off?
Here’s some dreamy footage from Finland(?) that really captures the magic of dusk, featuring some nice dry-fly takes, a few jump, and some jumbo browns.
A Cuban Grand Slam in two minutes, as well as a director who pulls out all the stops available in his editing suite.
Our young friend and fly-fishing prodigy Austin Manthey chases carp on the fly on the Denver South Platte.
This commercial for sunglasses offers gorgeous views of a trout stream in Idaho’s Sawtooth Mountains, but that guy ought to check out the casting videos in the Orvis Fly Fishing Learning Center.
This is a great profile of 16-year-old Cam Chioffi, the current world champion in youth fly fishing from Massachusetts.