[Editor’s note: Phil’s on vacation this week, so here’s a classic collection of great videos to tide you over.]
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 got a baker’s dozen videos, featuring winter trout in New Zealand, summer bass in Minnesota, tarpon and reds in Florida, and even a fair bit of humor.
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 all-new, improved Orvis fly-fishing video theater: The Tug. As of today, there are more than 1,250 great videos on the site!
We kick things off with a cool video from Poland, featuring many trout and grayling. I think the title says it all.
Last summer, we posted several videos from Tight Loops, chronicling Chase and Aimee’s trip through the West. Now, the full 54-minute film is available on Vimeo on Demand. Click here to rent or download “Journey On.”
Here’s a short video from New Zealand, showing how great the winter fishing can be. It’s one of those one-cast, one-fish videos that tells the whole story.
Florida’s Mosquito and Indian River Lagoons offer shots at many kinds of fish, and this video features juvenile tarpon and redfish.
If you like tattoos and fly fishing, you’re going to love this, as Mick Finley and Will Carlo chase rainbow trout on a Massachusetts stream.
Connecticut’s Farmington River is a tailwater that offers good fishing all summer long.
Here’s a gorgeous, one minute film about fly-fishing on a small Ontario river for rainbows, to a soundtrack of The Tallest Man on Earth.
Here’s a cool video about fly-fishing for largemouths and northerns in a “secret” spot.
There are some beautiful, moody shots of small-stream angling in this short video by Austin Trayser.
Hiking into the high country can produce some wonderful rewards, and young Daniel Thistle discovered some sweet brook trout.
This isn’t the greatest-quality video, but it really captures the fun part of fly fishing with a group of friends.
There are some serious smallmouths in this video from northern Minnesota.
We finish with another great video from Captain Quinn, who tries to help his brother discover his outdoor passion. Of course, they land on steelheading.