Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 09.25.15

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 a straight-up dozen wonderful videos that feature everything from Tasmanian trout to Finnish pike to Cuban bonefish. Don’t worry: There’s plenty of footage from the Good Ol’ US of A, 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 out the awesome all-new, improved Orvis fly-fishing video theater: The Tug. As of today, there are 859 great videos on the site!

See you next week with a fresh set of films!

We kick things off with the latest from Fokus Outdoor, which is the money-making side of the Hooké crew. So, this is an ad, but we don’t care because it’s so gorgeous–another triumph for Fred and the boys from Quebec City.

Here’s a cool video from world-traveling fly-fishing guide and instructor Francisco Melro, showcasing the wonderful places he gets to “work.”

Sight-fishing for bonefish in Cuba looks pretty fun in this video shot in La Salinas, on the northern coast.

This one takes me back to my own childhood in the Granite State, chasing brookies on small streams in the White Mountains.

Here’s a beautiful video and fascinating piece of history about fishing Montana’s Big Hole River, feature the Fellin family of Big Hole Lodge.

I love seeing the electric-blue waters of Slovenia, as well as the gorgeous trout that live in them. The sight-fishing opportunities are remarkable.

Nicholas Romano is back with a shorty about fishing the in-the-way places around his Washington home. Love to see the young’uns on the water.

Why, oh why would you start your video off with an F-bomb? (You’ve been warned.) Once you get past that, there’s some killer slo-mo action of a fly fisher battling a big pike.

If you like long, rambling videos that are about hanging out with buddies on the water and being goofy, this one is for you. It’s pretty fun if you stick with it.

This is a great story of a couple who “sold the farm” to pursue their fishing passions. After traveling the world fly fishing, Karen and Peter Brooks have established a guiding and accommodations service central to the beautiful fisheries in Tasmania.

I think this is promoting taking kids fishing, but whatever it is, it’s awesome.

We wrap up with a full-length 37-minute episode of Fly TV in which the hosts cast for big pike in Finland. The production quality is top-notch, and some of the fish are spectacular.

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