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, featuring trout, musky, redfish, and more.
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. Just in the last week, we’ve added more than 20 more amazing videos (we’re up to 196 videos), 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!
Todd Moen, of Catch Magazine, has released yet another of his brilliant videos: “Fall Run is the true story every angler dreams about retelling around the campfire forever. Hooking and landing a steelhead on a fly is not easy. It is arguably the most difficult type of fly fishing in the world. Add the challenges of Mother Nature’s moods, an unpredictable wild creature and one single, split-moment chance to capture it all on film……..and you’ve got a recipe for a movie house flop. But against all possible odds, luck lands on the right side for the filming of this high-action angling adventure.”
This looks like an amazing video about fly-fishing for Atlantic salmon in Scotland. The trailer features coll helicopter shots, some lovely Spey-casting, and an interesting collection of anglers.
The Everglades is a vast wonderland of fishable water and species of sportfish, and this 12-minute video takes you from Islamorada to Flamingo to Everglades City for bonefish, tarpon, and snook. The fishing starts at about 2:40.
John Arnold, of scumliner media, shot this beautiful video—starring Mark Raisler of Headhunters Fly Shop—about getting away from the famous big-fish rivers of Montana and having a blast on a freestoner.
Musky videos are few and far between, and this one captures the spot, the cast, and the hookup as well as any I’ve seen. The video quality isn’t great, but the action is right on.
It’s amazing to see big redfish in water so shallow that you can see their backs, and this sweet video from Shallow Water Expeditions shows plenty of Gulf Coast fish practically crawling on land.
Vemdalen is a ski resort in Sweden, but as you’ll see, there’s fun to be had in other season’s as well. That kid is a pretty darned good caster.
This is one small stream that takes effort to fish, but Ian West is up to the task and he discovers the rewards for his efforts.
I don’t know where this so-called “Unicorn Valley” is, but I would like to go there very soon. The brown trout he lands at the end elicits some serious war whoops!
Here’s a quick-and-dirty self-shot production from South Africa, where an angler finds some big rainbows below an agricultural dam.
If you’re not going to catch a lot of fish on your backcountry trip with your buddies, you should at least get a cool video out of it. Mission accomplished, thanks to Chris Morgan.
One of the best things about summer is being able to chase fish on small streams with big flies, like these anglers from New Mexico.
Southern Colorado’s Conejos River has been on my bucket list for awhile, and this video makes it look plenty attractive. That’s a super-handsome brownie.
I look at a lot of sub-par videos every week, so it’s always heartening to see that it’s possible to put together something fun and interesting using just a phone. There are lots of high-end productions that aren’t this watchable.
Sweden’s Bure River is well known for Atlantic salmon, and this video is from Anton Eriksson’s first time out last spring. Sweet fish at the end.
You know how we love to see the young’uns getting out on the water, and these high-schoolers are getting the job done on Oregon’s Rogue River.
This is the cutest thing you’ll see all day. The kid has already got the basics down!