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. Since you didn’t get a reel F5 last week, I’ve kicked out the jams on this one: offering a full 20 high-quality productions.
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!
Lotte Aulom—a.k.a. the Reelgirl—is back with another great video, this time from the beautiful Hemsil River in Hemsedal, Norway. There are some great shots of feeding fish here, as well as beautiful lighting.
Absolutely stunning stuff from Southeast Alaska’s Situk River, home to some huge wild spring steelhead. The filmmakers battled tough conditions but captured the essence of the experience.
This is Patrick Rhea’s first video, and he kills it, shooting fly-fishing for big snook (and other species) in the waters of southwestern Florida. Some of the follows and strikes are spectacular.
King salmon on the fly is about as tough as it gets in freshwater, and filmmaker Vaidas Uselis traveled to British Colmbia to test his mettle against these hard-charging fish. This trailer has me champing at the bit for the final production.
We’ve posted this amazing trailer about permit fishing before, but I’m reposting it because the complete 24-minute film is finally available on vimeo on demand for $5. Click here to check it out.
Ken Hanley and crew do some sweet Western bass-bugging in this latest video from Pacific Extremes.
This is simply the best tire commercial you’ve ever seen, bar none.
We’ve been fans of the videos made by the young Avestruz brothers for awhile now, and their productions from Wisconsin continue to improve.
These Montana rivers look pretty spectacular from the air!
The Pacific Northwest has some pretty fantastic trout rivers, as well, and this video from Waist Deep Media offers a beautiful montage of waters and fish.
The lads from South Africa-based Tourette Fishing spent part of 2014 exploring new waters for insane saltwater species off Sudan, and it looks like they may have discovered something pretty special. Warning: South Africans love to curse.
The Northeast doesn’t have the same reputation as the West (or even the Midwest) for trophy trout, but Josh Miller has produced a great video that shows some quality trout from the region.
It seems that Hooke aren’t the only high-quality fly-fishing video outfit in Quebec, as this highlight reel from Mouche shows. There are some pretty incredible shots here.
There are no fish caught in this tribute to Scotland’s mighty River Spey, but the video goes a long way toward explaining why so many anglers are attached to this water, which one man claims makes him “a better person.”
The small streams of Colorado don’t get enough play, but they provide some wonderful fishing for smaller, wild trout. This video from Josh Diller offers a great look at these gems.
I couldn’t resist: 46 seconds of awesome.
More South Africans, this time from FlyCastaway, chase some ridiculously powerful fish in the surf. The whole project seems ridiculous, actually.
Fly fishing for brown trout during a long summer night in Norway. Very pretty stuff.
If you’ve never fished Utah’s Green River, this video will have you wondering, “Why the heck not?”
This 30-minute profile of the Nantucket fishery is both beautiful and informative. It’s not all fly fishing, but there’s enough to keep any angler interested. If you’ve never fished for stripers and bluefish in this part of the world, this video will have you making plans to head to New England.