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. I’m filling in for Phil again, who’s in Montana for the week. We’ve got another killer line up in store with seventeen more videos that will take you around the world. This week is pretty trout heavy, but with a variety of different styles, locations and camera shots there should be 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!
We kick things off with a trip to South Africa for wild brown trout fishing. There is some spectacular camera work in this film, not to mention the gorgeous trout.
Here is a beautiful trout film called “Fly Fishing Time.” This one is really done well, plus I love the finishing shot of the cow. Enjoy.
We take a quick break from the trout and head down south for this film. After spotting a redfish in the high grass, this guy finally hooks and lands the beautiful fish.
Here’s a video of brown trout fishing throughout Europe and parts of Asia. For everyone who’s not familiar with the metric scale, 4.1kg equates to one monster brownie.
Check out this tropical paradise in the Tuamotu Archipelago. He catches a variety of cool fish and has a close encounter with a shark. Then he rides off into the sunset, literally.
The title of this video is “When trout is not an option”, but catching big carp on the surface seems like a pretty good plan b. This video has a ton of awesome carp eats, and after what seems like a dozen passes, it finally takes the fluff.
I haven’t had the privilege of fishing for roosters yet but I have to say they look like one of the coolest fish out there. These guys hit up Baja for some serious rooster action. Contains explicit language.
If you checked out the F5 last time I was in charge, you know I’m a huge fan of what Pablo Saracco can do with a fly rod and camera. Well he’s back at it this week chasing trout. This time though, he left the crew at home and did all of the filming himself, not an easy task while also wrangling some of these gorgeous rainbows.
Here’s a video from Outside Bend Productions that beautifully captures stonefly steelhead fishing. Pretty neat to see the real stonefly walk through all of the imitations in the fly box.
Back to South Africa for this beautiful video of a rainbow catch. This might be my favorite one of the week, this video is a gem.
This video comes from Patagonia and features some outstanding trout action and gorgeous scenery. But as spectacular as the footage is, I have a real problem with the fording of a river in a jeep… DON’T DO IT.
Here is a wonderful short look at grayling fishing in Sweden.
This is an older video, but as a Bowdoin College student I have to show some love to a few of our best fly-fishing alums. When a ski trip falls through due to lack of snow, what’s the logical next plan of action? That’s right, drive 3 hours to the Green River for some trout fishing.
After the Bow River in Alberta Canada flooded, a group of friends set out to prove that this great fishing resource is still alive. They land plenty of healthy browns and rainbows and looks like they have a blast doing it.
Only a minute long, I love this video because of the classic canoe this young dude is paddling. Looks like he could use a tip on the J-stroke, but I can’t critique his fishing as he lands a nice looking brownie.
Is he reeling in a fish or a truck? A striper puts a serious bend in his fly rod. For some reason this video says it’s almost 8 minutes long when really it’s just 3:21.
This video has a pretty slow pace but it’s beautifully crafted. Skip to the second half if you’re only interested in the fishing. Check out all the saltwater species these guys catch.