Editor’s note: I’m out of the office today, so here’s a great classic F5 to get you pumped up for the weekend. I’ll be back with an all-new selection next Friday.
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 dozen killer videos, featuring plenty of saltwater action, trout from New Zealand to Norway, and plenty more.
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.
We kick things off with a video from Waist Deep Media that just a blast to watch. However, I feel the need to point out the obvious: DON’T TOUCH THE SNAKES.
This video from the Canadian Rockies takes a while to get rolling, but once it does, hold on for the ride.
The canals of New Zealand seem inscrutable to us Americans, especially when we see the astonishing size and shape of the trout caught there. Here, Matt Butler of Travel Truly offers a description of this unique fishery.
Lots of great drone shots make this video from Casa Blanca, Mexico, an enjoyable diversion from the standard saltwater-video fare.
Do you think that this guy is excited enough about the big Atlantic salmon he’s hooked on a northern-Norway river? If you’re not laughing by the end, you need to check your pulse.
Heart-pumping tarpon action set to a high-energy soundtrack makes this short video really fun to watch.
Here’s an aerial look at fly-fishing for king salmon in western Alaska. I love seeing the migrating fish in the water.
Northern Sweden looks simply stunning in the video from Niklas Kristensson. It’s all about the lighting.
This video from Maine combines fly-fishing fun and family time on the water.
The boys from Marsh Hen Media head out to chase juvenile redfish on a glorious day on the marsh. Please don’t feed the gators, though.
From the Great North Woods of New Hampshire comes this video that focuses on fly-fishing the Upper Connecticut River.
We end with a gorgeous film about Norway’s Gaula River, where I was lucky enough to fish last summer. You get a real feel for the fishery and for the people who honor and help sustain it.