Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 08.02.13

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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. We have a killer selection this week, eighteen more videos that will take you around the world.

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 about fly fishing in Renaelva (Norway) is odd and sometimes dark, but it’s also mesmerizing. The underwater footage is especially cool.


A roundup of the 2013 tarpon season in Homosassa, this video offers plenty of action. Stick around for the end, when one angler finds himself holding a pretty short rod.


This video is in Japanese, but it is also gorgeous and offers a very cool look at anglers who really take “difficult access” seriously.


A hike in to the upper meadows of Slough Creek (I think) in Yellowstone National Park offers good times, gorgeous scenery, and some stunning cutthroats.


We’ve been fans of Outside Bend Productions for a long time, and here’s a unique video which captures more than just the fishing life out West. Juxtaposing time on the Deschutes with the events at the Jefferson County Fair and Rodeo, it really gives you a feel for the lifestyle.


More great stuff from our friend Matt Calderaro, who lives and guides on the Soca River in Slovenia. Gorgeous water and jumping fish. . .what else could one want?


As usual, the folks from Lowcountry Journal come through with some great video of catching redfish in the grass, with a sweet blues backing track.


There’s some great footage of leaping Atlantic salmon in this video from the Gaspé Peninsula of eastern Quebec. Strange choice of music, though.


This looks like a really fun trip to Island Park, Idaho, and the surrounding waters. Stay until the end for the Flash Gordon shots of the water jet.


We haven’t seen too many videos that feature wade-fishing for golden dorado, so this one—shot on the Rio Juramento in Salta, Argentina—struck my fancy.


Good times on the Snake River, from Palisades Dam all the way down to where she meets up with the Henrys Fork.


A little striper action from the North Shore of Massachusetts shows how you can sometimes feel as if you’re fishing right in town.


I think this video is cool because the angler is not fishing the river itself, but the flooded riverbank. The fish he catches, an ide or orfe, is a member of the carp family.


It seems like we don’t get enough videos from the Midwest, so I am always glad to post good films when they appear. This one offers the transition from ice fishing to fly fishing for rainbow trout and steelhead in the Minnesota waters of Lake Superior and its tributaries.


Ah, Iceland. Here’s a quick and dirty video about a fly-fishing excursion to the land of ice and snow for some killer browns.


Here’s a really well-done video of a trip into a mountain lake for big cutthroats. There’s a lot more on display here, though, from wildlife to stunning shots of the night sky.


One man, one kayak, and a vast marsh. Looks like a recipe for some great redfishing, and this one delivers.


In case you missed it last week, here’s a fun little video from my friend Todd Tanner at Conservation Hawks that also packs a pretty serious message. Have a great weekend!

2 thoughts on “Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 08.02.13”

  1. The Yellowstone Lake video is pretty sweet! It almost makes you think the cuttys are doing well there.

  2. What a fantastic list, and so many to choose from! Really appreciate you all putting this together…a really helpful go-to when you get a cold weekend in the dead of winter to keep the juices going! Look forward to revisiting these when I can’t get out on the water myself!

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