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 a cool dozen new videos from around the world, featuring anglers chasing trophies from the South Pacific to Alaska to northern Europe.
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. As of today, there are more than 350 killer videos on the site!
See you next week with a fresh set of films!
We kick things off with a stunning, ten-minute pilot for a video series about fly fishing in Iceland. Amazing scenery and cracking brown trout!
Here’s a shorty from a group of angling college students in Colorado who call themselves Wild Water Media. It’s well done and is probably the first fly-fishing video with a First Aid Kit soundtrack.
Our Kiwi pal Carl McNeil shot this sweet video of casting for bonefish and other species at the far northern tip of New Caledonia in the South Pacific.
The super-slow pace of this video from Sweden gives it an elegiac air that any late-season angler can relate to.
Here’s an extremely beautiful video shot on a lake in the Haute Loire region of France, featuring some sweet fish and stunning scenery.
Joe Cummings put together this fun mashup of some of the fun he and his clients had over the past year on the waters around Missoula, Montana.
I like videos that have a real narrative, and this one follows an angler’s thoughts at the end of the season on the Bitterroot.
This is some simply gorgeous footage of fly fishing and the ecosystem of South Texas.
Check out the latest from Luke Bannister, our favorite solo bamboo enthusiast from England. Here he is on a remote lake in Wales. Stark and beautiful stuff.
Alvin Dedeaux of All Water Guides, in Austin, put together this compilation of highlights from the 2014 season on the Colorado, San Marcos, and Guadalupe Rivers.
Here’s a short, cool look at the fishing opportunities around Boone, North Carolina, this time shot by Chris Campbell.
This video by Camille Egdorf focuses on the connection that her parents feel for the Alaskan landscape that they’ve called home for 30 years. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to live in the Last Frontier, here’s a good look. It’s 20 minutes long, but well worth your time.