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 18 new videos from around the world, including a few that offer spectacular production values. Be sure to make time for the long one at the very end.
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!
We kick things off with an ad for Brush Creek Ranch in Wyoming. But it’s really just a beautiful look at a day on the river. The visuals are pretty impressive, the video is short, and there’s a killer trout in it. What else could you ask for?
A couple weeks ago, we featured Chris Morgan’s great photos from his trip down the Kanektok. Here’s the fabulous video to go with it.
The folks at Fly Line Media set out to disprove the myth that redfish are always looking downward in the grass. Throwing a Gartside Gurgler produces some savage strikes.
Killer stuff from northern Sweden, where a group of anglers targets big brown trout in a glorious landscape they call “Location X.”
Last week I got calls for more bass on the fly. Bet you didn’t expect a video from Italy!
There are some great shots of feeding fish in this video from New Zealand. . .the kind of fish that might induce “buck fever” in an angler. But some of the fly fishers clearly have what it takes.
This is an action-packed trailer for a film about fishing in Tierra del Fuego. It even features a dramatic sheep rescue and AC/DC played on cellos.
“Wild” is not a word you would use to describe the Sommedieue fishery in France, but the sight-fishing for rainbow and brown trout looks challenging and exciting. This is “civilized” fishing at its best.
The production value is pretty low here, but it’s so cool to watch this fish take swing after swing at a fly before finally deciding to kill it. Who knew that Connecticut had suck nice pike?
How about another European bass-fishing video? This one is from France.
This quick-and-dirty teaser for a video about the brown trout fishery of Russia’s Kola Peninsula offers some gorgeous fish, aerial views of angling paradise, and a soundtrack that might give you a headache.
Scenes from a four-day backpacking trip from North Fork Big Pine Lakes trailhead make for a sweet little video from the Sierra Nevada.
Short and sweet, with a great soundtrack. In case you’re wondering, these are some of the keys to getting your video on the F5.
From Argentinian Patagonia comes the latest episode in the Fly Solo series from guide Pablo Saracco. He’s one of the best at making self-shot videos of his adventures on the water.
Another video with a seizure-inducing soundtrack, but it also features some stunning Alaska trout, char, and grayling. Plus, I dig the bear scenes.
This is a cool piece of filmmaking, about an angler and his home water in Pennsylvania. I like that the director takes a few chances to breathe some new life into the genre.
Everyone knows what “Equilibrioception” means, right? Good. Cool video, too.
The folks at Hooké are focusing on more long-form videos these days, and here’s a 38-minute episode about fly fishing in Chilean Patagonia: “In this expedition through Chile’s majestic landscapes, we had the chance to live numerous surprises: Rare hatches, Chinook salmon, rainbow trout, brown trout, unreal scenery and new encounters tinted this expedition with intensity.” Click the “CC” button for subtitles. This is fantastic stuff.