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 serve up an even dozen videos from around the world and around the country. Things are starting to heat up in the Southern Hemisphere, which is always exciting. Plus, these films will transport you to the marshes of South Carolina, the rivers of New Hampshire’s North Country, and the stark landscape of Nunavut, among other places.
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 more than 1,250 great videos on the site!
The opening of fishing season is always cause for celebration, and this group of anglers found some serious magic during a week in the backcountry of New Zealand.
Orvis ambassador Derek Olthuis and Courtney Boyce returned to the scene of their previous arctic-char adventures and found a much different situation, so they had to work for their trophies.
Here’s some cool footage from Isla Del Sabalo, on the Yucatan Peninsula, where the fishing for baby tarpon can be out of this world.
Here’s a strange little film about chasing cutthroat trout, but I found it mesmerizing.
Yes, this is effectively an ad, but it’s also a great look at a part of the country–northern New Hampshire–that doesn’t get much attention, and there are some good insights into the life of a fly-fishing guide.
Our fly-tying guru, Tim Flagler or Tightline Productions, traveled to northwestern Montana to fish with Linehan Outfitting Company, and all we got was this lousy video.
The boys from Tacky headed north to Alberta’s Bow River to fish with guide Josh Nugent, and they found some beautiful trout.
Ojifishin dealt some rough weather from the latest hurricane, but it wasn’t enough to enough to keep him away from his beloved South Carolina redfish.
Brian La Rue, who has written about the Yellowstone backcountry on this blog, takes us to the First Meadow of Slough Creek to catch cutthroats in a beautiful setting.
I generally don’t like videos with too much talking, but this one combines a little philosophy and some glorious fishing footage pretty well.
There are no fish in this short video, but it features a stunning backdrop, as well a good dog.
We finish up with a video that’s a bit longer than it needs to be, but it offers some glorious scenes of fly fishing for huge sea-run browns at the bottom of Argentina.