Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 09.27.13

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, eighteen more videos that will take you to amazing angling destinations.

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!

I’m pretty sure that this is an ad for The Catch and The Hatch website, but it’s really well shot and edited, with lots of cool angles and great fly-fishing action.

Ah, New Zealand! This isn’t the best-shot video in the world, but it does capture the experience of a fly-in adventure and that trout at the end is sure worth it.

There’s too much intro here, so skip ahead to 4:30 for some great flats-fishing footage from Cuba.

Robert Thompson, the man behind “Heart of the Driftless” and “Reverb” offers this great look at his week spent at a cabin on Northern Michigan.

Blah, blah, blah, Bosnia, Montenegro, blah. HOLY CRAP! Trust me: watch this one all the way to the end to see a beast of epic proportions, caught from a stream where you’d never expect such a fish.

The North Park of Colorado is a fly-fisher’s paradise, and Bob Reece has brought back some cool video from the Michigan River, North Delaney Butte Lake, and the North Platte River in North Gate Canyon

Yet another sweet video from Norway, this one featuring a very nice Atlantic salmon

I have never seen a live dorado in person, but I’m dying to. The colors seem surreal even on video, and I’m sure they’re more impressive up close.

Beautiful stuff from the high Rockies, featuring some fish hooked in tough landing sports.

If you’ve read the adventure stories in recent Orvis catalogs, you know about the adventures in the Republic of Georgia. Here’s some fascinating video to fill out that picture.

This videographer’s confession: “All loaded up to go fly fishing for Striped Bass, I realize I left my keys in my wife’s car. Regardless of this being all my fault, her inability to leave work caused me to take out all my frustrations on her. After coming to my senses, I apologized profusely and tried to find a new outlook. The rest of the story is in the video….”

Redfish tailing in the grass is what draws anglers to the Southeastern coast.

This looks like some great salmon fishing from the last day of the season in northern Sweden.

I’m not a fan of seeing huge fish hung from a Boga Grip, so please don’t try this at home. That said, there are some beauties here.

This is cool: sort of like the Australian saltwater version of panfishing. A couple species on display that we might never have featured before here in the F5.

This is a very short video, but when you see the angler hoist the net, you’ll be impressed. I love how the fish came to a surface fly from deep water.

You might need to skip through the talky parts here, but there’s plenty of gorgeous video from the Carpathian Mountains of southern Russia.

Finally, here’s a longish video from Iceland, with everything you’d expect: stunning scenery and big fish. Plus, a farmer tells a little story!

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