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, I’m on vacation, so here’s a classic festival that comprises eleven videos, which take you from Australia to Sweden, and from southern Argentina to Tennessee.
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 Orvis fly-fishing video theater: The Tug. As of today, there are more than 1,250 great videos on the site!
We kick things off with a gorgeous video from Chile, featuring incredible scenery and gorgeous trout. . .oh, and some serious meat.
Some of the toughest fish to catch on a fly are the subject of this great showreel from Aussie angler Jono Shales, who mixes in killer underwater footage with the angling action.
Jurassic Lake needs no introduction, but I especially love the scenes shot on Rio Barancoso in this gorgeous video from the fly syndicate.
This shorty from Cody Liesegner ponders the quintessential question an outdoorsman faces every morning: To stay or to go?
Luke Bannister heads across the water to fish the mountains of Västerbotten County in Sweden, and the results are quiet, stark, and mesmerizing. This feels like a Jim Jarmusch film, and I dig it.
The Lagoon Platoon explores Florida’s Mosquito Lagoon and Indian River Lagoon and finds a few hungry redfish.
The worlds of skateboarding and fly fishing come together in this cool video from Italy.
Jack Matthews takes us along on a fly-fishing adventure in The bahamas for bonefish, baraccuda, tarpon, permit, and sharks.
A crew from BOTE takes on the Green River by SUP, and there’s plenty of great fly-fishing action mixed in with the adventure.
There’s no fishing here, but Paul Puckett and Lawson Builder of Flood Tide Co. offer a unique look at Lowcountry redfish tailing in the grass.
We finish up with a glorious short video from John Arnold (Scumliner Media) and Pat Clayton (Fish Eye Guy) that’s a tribute to Montana’s bull trout, an apex predator whose habitat is in danger.