Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 09.04.15

Welcome to our latest edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, made up of the best videos from around the world. This week, you’ve got fourteen fascinating videos, featuring tropical paradise, chilly northern pike waters, and plenty of mountain trout action. Plus, check out the monster rainbows from Argentina in the first video from Todd Moen!

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 now 846 great videos on the site!

See you next week with a fresh set of films!

Rarely do we kick things off with an 11-minute video, but it’s a special event when Todd Moen releases a new video to the public. This one features incredible rainbow trout caught from the tumbling Barrancoso River, which empties into Argentina’s famed “Jurassic Lake.” But those big fish require anglers to battle challenging conditions.

Here’s the latest from Chase and Aimee of Tight Loops, as they make their way to Yellowstone National Park as part of their grand Western adventure.

If British Columbia isn’t already on your Bucket List, it will be after you watch this video, featuring some killer bull trout and salmon.

You would think that cutting together a series of two-second saltwater clips would work, but this one does. You get to see hook ups, leaping fish, and a few moments of humor.

Here’s a sweet little video from a company called BBW Production, from Estonia. The cinematography is well done, and the mood of the piece feels right.

These scenes of an angler casting are quite beautiful and are meant to show off the camera skills of Karn Cinematography, which is based in Thailand. I think you’ll find this mesmerizing.

This video could be shorter, but it offers a great look at the Hawaiian bonefish flats. Plus, we have a new contender for flats sprint of the year.

Our friend in Slovenia, Matt Calderaro of Worldflyangler, guides an angler to some sweet rainbows on dry flies. The waters of the Soca Valley are just stunning, and the fish aren’t too bad, either. Warning: Matt has potty mouth.

Ryan Koch put together this love letter to Montana, which shows that there’s a lot more to Big Sky Country than the same old rivers and trout you see all the time.

In this battle between a spincaster and a fly fisher in the brackish waters of Denmark, it looks as if the long-rodder takes top prize and the biggest pike.

Although I am becoming more and more anti-POV GoPro video, this one is a cool diary of a year on Scotland’s Atlantic-salmon rivers, from the Helmsdale to the Spey and the Tay.

This showreel from a company called Freeflow Morionworks features some stunning images of fly fishing, as well as a few other action sports and scenes of country living.

An Alaskan travelogue from young Max Rhulen, this video showcases the sheer abandundance that can be found in the Last Frontier.

Here’s one for the fly tiers: a video taken from a 17th-century manuscript that brings us back to the beginnings of the craft of attaching feathers to hooks.

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