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’ve got a cool dozen films, including several long ones that are well worth your time. We start with a couple trailers from upcoming festivals and then move into a trouty selection that features such diverse settings as Utah, New Zealand, Norway, and Iceland. Don’t miss the final video, the latest from Jazz & Fly Fishing. I really enjoy the vibe of Håvard’s work, and he almost always catches nice fish.
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 exactly 1,429 great videos on the site!
We kick things off with a killer trailer for an upcoming film that tells the story of a Honduran man’s struggle to provide for his family while surviving the push of drug-running, and ultimately how fly fishing revealed his road to redemption.
The first trailer released from next year’s International Fly Fishing Film Festival (IF4) is Confluentus: The Merging of All Things, in which three friends strap on backpacks to earn the opportunity to pursue bull trout in one of their last bastions within a pristine wilderness.
Here’s a gorgeous video about how spending time on the water leads to surprises, sometimes in the form of silver kings in the mangroves.
As I often say, self-shot videos are tough to make well, and I am always to happy to post examples of good ones. I don’t know anything about Oliver Martin or the location here, but it looks great.
This is just eye candy that wouldn’t be out of place as a “Moment of Chill”: experience a Southwest Virginia morning on the river with Captain Josh Laferty.
Bordering Fiordland National Park on New Zealand’s South Island, the Waiau River combines low fishing pressure with extraordinary mayfly hatches and big trout. This is an ad, but it features some beautiful shots.
Here’s a really well put together highlights video, featuring a wide variety of species and locations. It’s all in the editing, and Robbie Zudock has done a great job.
Chandler Rogers got out the world famous Provo River during a snow storm to chase brown and rainbow trout.
Ken Tanaka of Wish4Fish is back with more big-fish action from his trip to Iceland, here casting on Lakes Þingvallavatn (Thingvallavatn) and Villingavatn.
Remember when you hooked that giant fish and it got away, and then your buddies didn’t believe you? This guy has evidence.
This is a long one, at over 12 minutes, but it tells a compelling tale about why one man is so passionate about fly-fishing for Atlantic salmon in Sweden and Norway.
Finally, here is the latest epic film from our pal Håvard Stubø, of Jazz & Fly Fishing, and it’s full of the usual wry wit and passion for fishing. Warning: a bit of profanity, some smoking, and 4 Non Blondes music.