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 a cool dozen videos, which really span the globe. Start in Canada, and then journey to Iceland, several countries in Europe, Australia and New Zealand, and then across the Pacific to Tierra del Fuego. There’s a big of local flavor, 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 more than 1,300 great videos on the site!
We kick things off with the latest glorious production from our friends to the north, Hooké. It’s a travelogue that takes the viewer across Canada, from the Gaspé to British Columbia.
From the Land Down Under comes this great video about casting for brown trout on small streams in the state of Victoria.
A couple of fishing buddies head to Iceland in search of big, wild browns and arctic char. I think they found what they were looking for.
There are some really beautiful fish–streelhead and bull trout–in this video from British Columbia.
Poor Andrew Harding (a.k.a. “troutboynz“) has been stuck at the office, so he missed the start of the New Zealand fly-fishing season. Looks like he’s made up for it. Watch out for the “bloody big eel.”
This short documentary profiles a bamboo rod builder in England, and it’s beautifully shot.
Dutch angler Willem Romeijn chases pike right in the middle of town in this short clip.
From the awesomely named Snævarr Örn Georgsson comes this round-up of a summer of fly fishing in his native Iceland, featuring some truly spectacular fish.
Just 48 seconds of a monster Georgia (?) redfish. Look at the girth on that thing.
A group of four women chase steelhead and goof off, until things get real at about thee 2:45 mark. The celebration is something to behold. Make sure you stay for the end credits.
Alexis Pageau lived the dream, spending months traveling around New Zealand with a fly rod in his hand. Here’s a minute and a half of video from that trip.
When you think of Tierra del Fuego, you usually picture windswept estuaries. Here’s a cool video from the island’s interior.