Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 09.19.14

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 17 new videos from around the world, from New Zealand to Norway, from the jungle to the alps.

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 all-new, improved Orvis fly-fishing video theater: The Tug. We’ve got more than 130 amazing videos up for you to watch whenever you want, and we’ll be adding more every week. . .forever. There’s no place better to find the best fly-fishing videos.

See you next week with a fresh set of films!

Catching trout on mouse patterns is just about the most fun you can have with a fly rod, and the folks at Fly Out Media managed to capture some great footage in western Alaska this summer. Warning: Lots of whooping and laughing.

In a recent Trivia Challenge, we asked whether or not there are steelhead in Argentina. Well, here’s your definitive answer, a brief look at the Santa Cruz River, the only place in the world with an Atlantic Ocean-based steelhead run.

Since we have so few saltwater videos this week, I figured I’d post this old favorite, which never fails to get the adrenaline going.

Permit still hold a lot of mystery not just for anglers, but for scientists, as well. Here’s a cool look at Costa’s Project Permit, a joint effort between Bonefish and Tarpon Trust and Costa Sunglasses to address data shortcomings specific to the permit species.

Here’s an interesting look at small-stream fishing in the mountains of Austria, shot in black-and-white and featuring some fine, wild brook and brown trout.

While this is just GoPro footage, it shows a fishery we don’t see enough: the small streams of Southeast Alaska, which looks completely different from the parts of the Last Frontier usually shown in videos here on the F5.

When the trout in this video from Norway finally takes, it’s a great moment. . .followed by The Great Let Down we’ve all experienced.

Videos shot in Slovenia have a big advantage, since the scenery and the water are so mesmerizing. In this video, some German anglers seek dry-fy action on several rivers.

Here’s a great video about a group of anglers exploring Idaho’s Big Lost River. Great visuals, great soundtrack, great location. What’s not to like?

Short and sweet, this video from Josh Diller is a one-fish wonder from Montana.

Our second video from Austria this week is a whirlwind tour of trout waters in the Land of Schwarzenegger.

Earlier today, we posted photos that were the result of a long battle with a big bull trout. Here’s a video that shows the same thing, and this angler has to go through a lot to land the fish. I just wish he would get a net.

Travel to Cuba still isn’t easy, but someday we Americans should get a shot at some of the amazing flats fishing there.

This video of a woman fly-fishing on a pond in Österdalälven, Sweden has the same stark beauty and ruminative mood that the Scandinavians seem to specialize in.

New Zealand fly-shop owner and fly designer Stu Tripney set out to prove that the trout in his adopted country aren’t nearly as spooky as we’ve been told. It’s a fun video, but I’m not down with driving through trout streams unnecessarily.

Here’s a long (17+-minute) video about fly-fishing on Russia’s Kamchatka peninsula for huge rainbow trout. It doesn’t have great production values, but it does give a real sense for how such a trip goes down.

Speaking of longish videos, here’s another, about a 10-day trip through Montana, with lots of great locations and fish. After watching this, you’ll be checking flights into Bozeman for 2015.

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