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 15 new videos from around the world, featuring trout, redfish, mahseer, tarpon, pike, 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 over 200 videos now), 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!
The Pyrenees are an amazing, relatively untapped fly-fishing destination (I wrote about it here), and this video captures much of what makes the region special.
Photographer/filmmaker Russ Schnitzer has made this beautiful trailer for a film, to be released on the 16th, called Wild Fish Works: Oregon Coast. It’s part of an important effort to bring all parties together to ensure the survival of wild, anadromous fish in the Pacific Northwest.
Guess who’s back? Hank Patterson has an important project that he wants to tell you about, especially if you live within driving distance of Missoula, Montana. I suspect that the rest of us will get a shot at this, as well. . .eventually.
This video of tarpon fishing is just the good stuff: you’re on the water just 26 seconds in, and then there’s a tarpon in the air.
This is like a moving postcard of fly-fishing the Elk River in British Columbia, and it has the same effect as a great picture: it makes me want to go there.
Who doesn’t love mousing? When you watch this, you can’t help keeping your eyes fixated on the fly coming across the surface because you know something could happen at any moment.
Here’s an example of a video that isn’t put together so well, but the beautiful fish make up for it. Shot on Iceland’s Reykjadalsa River.
Self-shot videos mostly look the same, so I always enjoy when someone figures out how to make things interesting. I love the crabs shot at the beginning, and this really makes you feel like you’re out in the grass.
I’ve always been a fan of “one fish” videos, that capture everything from the spot to the landing, and this is a pretty sweet New Zealand brown trout.
This pastiche of scenes from around Jackson Hole, Wyoming, makes the place look like a fly fisherman’s dream.
The Driftless Area of western Wisconsin doesn’t really look like anywhere else, and this short video captures the essence of the place. The intro is too long, though.
Here’s a quick-and-dirty video about hiking into the Colorado high country to catch some amazing cutthroats in their spawning colors. Those red bellies are ridiculous!
This is the best commercial for an investment-advice firm I’ve ever seen, shot in Wales.
This isn’t a great video, but it offers a peek into an exotic fishery in Thailand. And that is the cutest little elephant!