Welcome to a new edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available. We have a great selection this week, nineteen more videos that will take you to amazing angling destinations.
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 in regularly at The Tug, the Orvis online video theater. See you next week with a fresh set of films!
Simon Perkins, of Sharptail Mediawho brought us “Sipping Dry”offers this sweet trailer for a film celebrating fly fishing’s past and present. Look for the full version in the 2014 Fly Fishing Film Tour.
Here’s a gorgeous (get it?) video from southern France, featuring some beautiful cinematography and extreme wading.
David Mangum of Shallow Water Expeditions offers this brilliant look at the joys of stalking redfish in the grass.
With winter storms smoldering over the Rockies, these anglers set out to fish what was left of the season on a warm day. The angling was on the tough side with some hard losses, but some magic moments made it through.
Most American anglers first discovered roosterfish via Frank Smethurst sprinting down a beach. Here’s some deeper-water action that looks pretty fun, too.
This group of Swedish brothers have produced some killer videos over the past year, and here’s a trailer for what’s to come in 2014.
This is a new cut of a video we’ve seen before, and there’s plenty of great action on display, interspersed with some fine still photography.
The best part of this video is the sounds you hear coming from behind the camera, as a young woman discovers the magic of catching a trout.
July on the West coast of Iceland, fishing the Langa and Nordura, two of Iceland’s best Atlantic Salmon rivers. These anglers discovered an abundance of fresh fish, good weather, bad weather, and spectacular surroundings.
I don’t know where this is, but these guys seem to be having a great time, and the video is well shot and edited.
The New Zealand videos are starting to roll in with more frequency, and here’s a self-shot production that offers some great trout. (I just wish he would be a bit gentler with the beaching.)
Northern man is a badass. This is too long, at 12 minutes, but it’s one of the better self-shot season wrap-ups we’ve seen. Filmed in the Kainuu region of Finland and kicking some heavy metal.
These young Norwegian anglers do a nice job capturing the magic of fishing a remote pond for rising trout.
Here’s some more self-shot video from New Zealand, starring a man on a mission. It’ll make you want to follow in his footsteps. Skip the talky parts.
This one may appeal to steelhead addicts only, although there are lots of great fish and heart-pumping action. The editing is a little fast-paced, though, so you might get exhausted before it’s done.
We’ve seen lots of videos of fly-fishing rivers for yellowfish, but here’s some cool stillwater action from South Africa.
Here’s another one that’s a little too long, but it features some earnest ruminations on why people love fly fishing so much. There’s much to connect with here.
At less than a minute, this quick-and-dirty production from our pal Nick at The Rogue Fly cuts right to the chase.
This is one you’ll want to save for tonight or the weekend, but it’s an amazing documentary about the migration of Alaska’s sockeye salmon. The visuals will blow you away, and there’s some cool shark footage, too.