Welcome to the latest edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available. This week, we’ve got fifteen killer productions from around the world. Watch anglers chase browns in New Zealand, permit in Mexico, cutthroats in Washington, and salmon in the Russian arctic. This is one of my favorite collections in recent memory, and I hope you dig it, 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 Orvis fly-fishing video theater: The Tug. As of today, there are exactly 1,426 great videos on the site!
We kick things off with a spectacular video about a group trip to the Colorado Rockies in September. The drone work is particularly cool.
Here’s the beautiful trailer for Todd Moen’s latest, featuring Heather Hodson wading her favorite home waters in search of cutthroat trout and solitude.
The flats of Cuba’s Jardines De La Reina are home to some spectacular tarpon, as well as other species and some local fauna.
Our pal Frederik searches for love and big Atlantic salmon on Russia’s Kola Peninsula in this gorgeous film.
A pair of anglers score an exciting double on New Zealand brown trout, while stalking the edges of a South Island river.
This is some serious eye-candy from the Last Frontier. Just sit back and enjoy.
The trout rivers of Northern Patagonia are home to spectacular trout, as this videos shows. And we’ve all felt that sense of “Nooooo!” on display at 3:43.
Here’s a cool video about a pair saltwater grand slams during hurricane seasons on the saltwater flats of Mexico.
This is a great wrap-up from the 5 Rivers Challenge, a fun fishing tournament held each year at Clearwater Lodge to help raise funds for California Trout.
The baby tarpon is an exciting gamefish because of its willingness to eat flies and then take to the air in spectacular fashion.
There are some really pretty arctic char (locally caled Bleikja) in this video from Iceland’s Sog River.
I dig this quiet little video from Italy’s Fiemme Valley, in the Trentino province. The landscape and the water look spectacular.
Whodathunk that right in downtown Steamboat you could catch such an amazing brown trout?
Andrew Harding (a.k.a. Troutboynz) spent a couple of days fishing with his buddies, based out of the small, central North Island town of Turangi last week.
We finish up with a coldwater conservation story of wild trout and how their presence in Pennsylvania streams helps secure protection for the watershed in the face of shale gas development.