Welcome to a new edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available. We have a great selection this week, seventeen more videos that will take you to amazing angling destinations. Northern Europe makes a pretty good showing, and we have our first fall striper videos, too.
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 some amazing Atlantic-salmon footage from the Gaspe Peninsula. There are some killer surface eats and jumps, but the music choice leaves me scratching my head.
Until I saw this video, I’d never heard of the Piankatank River, on the Virginia side of Chesapeake Bay, but I’m sold on it now.
Here’s a gorgeous video shot on the South Platte and featuring a quote about fishing from Herbert Hoover, of all people.
This is longish, at 8-1/2 minutes, but it captures the whole experience of a trip to Kirimati (a.k.a. Christmas Island).
Alaskan rainbows? Yes, please.
This is a beautiful and moody short video from Poland’s River San. I can’t wait to see more.
Casting for leaping tigerfish on the lower stretches of the Pongola River South Africa looks like a great time.
From across the Pond comes this rumination on the fly-fishing life of a guide and instructor.
Dang. Does every river in Sweden hold huge browns? This was shot on some tributaries of the River Lagan, in the southern part of the country.
If it’s solitude you want, don’t head to Montauk in the fall. But if you’re after blitzing stripers, albies, and blues, you can’t beat the tip of Long Island.
From Finland comes this video of fishing for rainbows on the Karkkila River. Big fish in shallow water.
Another long one (13 minutes), but well worth it. You won’t believe the size of the fish that come out of these tiny streams.
Gorgeous brown trout and beautiful ponies on a lowland river in Iceland.
This looks like a great trip for yellowfish in South Africa, featuring some super-swanky accommodations.
Flood tide season is in full force as we begin to transition into Fall, which means more redfish in the grass.
This is some very cool underwater footage from the crystal clear waters of the Swift River in central Massachusetts. Totally mesmerizing.
Here’s the pilot for a new show called “Troutwater,” which, of course, features saltwater fly fishing in Mexico. Have a great weekend!