Welcome to the Halloween edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available. As you can see, our old pal Jason Voorhees joins us on the marquee for a good time. This week, we have ten great videos that cover the freshwater, saltwater, and warmwater worlds. There’s even a scary one about hunting hunting toothy predators.
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 1,290 great videos on the site!
We kick things off with the first of two low-tide-themed videos from South Carolina. Here, Ryan Rodgers offers a rumination on exploring super-skinny water of the low country, in search of redfish.
Josh Diller is back with an edit from last spring’s footage from Cheesman Canyon, which includes plenty of fine rainbows.
We don’t get a lot video from Kentucky, and this one is a great expression of why anglers are drawn to fly fishing for smallmouth bass.
Here’s a cool trailer for the upcoming seasons of Fly Fusion TV, featuring fishing for rainbow trout hanging out behind spawning sockeyes and more.
Our second “low tide” video comes from Lawson Builder, who needs less than a minute to create a mood and express what’s so special about being out on the marsh.
Here’s a gorgeous video from the streams and lakes of Yosemite National Park.
I had to include at least one Halloween-themed video, and this pike-fishing video from Ireland fits the bill perfectly. Be prepared to be terrified.
In northern Norway, they don’t wait very long to cast for the first rising brown of spring.
Here’s a long (22 minutes) but fascinating look at a group of anglers in Texas retooling after devastating floods: lots of great camaraderie, dedication, and sweet fish.
We finish up with a full episode of The New Fly Fisher, in which Tom Rosenbauer heads to Little Rhody to chase striped bass during the cinderworm hatch. In the process, he offers tips about casting during changing tides and fighting big fish.