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. Here are 20 killer videos that will take you around the world, from New Zealand to Africa and from Norway to Belize.
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!
Last year, our colleague Simon Perkins fished with guide Dean Whaanga on New Zealand’s South Island. Some of the footage Simon came back with turned into Damsels in Distress, the most popular video we’ve ever published. Here’s a bunch more great stuff from that trip, including killer dry-fly takes a huge browns.
Casting to muskies with fly gear seems to be increasingly popular, and this video from Michigan’s Paint River shows that, although you may go along time without a fish, it’s all worth it.
Man, is this beautifully shot. It makes Hemsedel, Norway, look like an absolute fly-fishing paradise.
The GEOBASS crew has released its latest episode, in which they travel to Botswana to chase exotic species, including the golden bass, and avoid being eaten by a hippo. It’s 20 minutes long but lots of fun.
We love pretty much everything that Hooké produces, and this trip to Flamand River and Lake Oscar in search of mean pike and voracious lake trout is no exception. Click on the CC button in the vimeo timeline to see the subtitles.
Bonefishing off Grand Bahama Island is the subject of this film from Presenting the Fly. They oughta wipe their lens off a little more frequently, but this video captures the experience nicely.
Yesterday, we featured a photo essay about Chris Morgan’s float trip down Alaska’s Kanektok River. Here’s the video he shot on that same adventure, and it looks like they had an incredible, fun time on the water and caught some gorgeous rainbows, char, and salmon.
Here’s a cool trailer for an upcoming video about chasing big carp on the flats off Michigan’s Beaver Island.
Derek DeYoung is one of the more popular fly-fishing artists, and this video shows how his creative process results in a bold, colorful painting called “Redfish Confetti.”
The dry-fly fishing on the Missouri River can be incredible, and this video features our friends at Crosscurrents Fly Shop working the Trico hatch.
The music isn’t the only epic thing about this killer production from the Finnmark region of Norway, where the landscape is vast and the fish are big. I kinda wish this angler would get himself a net, though.
Here’s a fascinating look at a tarpon-tagging expedition last month at El Pescador in Belize. This is a great project that can provide scientists with valuable information on this incredible game fish.
Natural Bridge Falls on Montana’s Boulder River is a natural wonder, and it looks like there are some trout there, as well.
Here’s a short, aerial look at a float trip in Colorado with Fly Fishing Outfitters.
Sometimes, you see a video and it completely changes your concept of a place. Would you have guessed that this is shot in South Africa?
The sheer monstrosity of the rainbows leaping out of the water in this video from Argentina’s Jurassic Lake is just astonishing.
Our friend, Ronnie Goodwin, has a buddy who wrote a song about their fishing day together. So Ronnie put together an edit to match the tune.
These folks sure are starting their kid young.
More good stuff from northern Norway, where it seems like it’s always the “golden hour.”