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 feature a dozen videos from around the world. Don’t miss the documentary about wild trout in Montana, which will give you a real appreciation for the men who made the state’s reputation possible.
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!
Nobody does it better than Todd Moen, and we kick things off with the trailer for his new DVD of videos from the eighth season of Catch Magazine. It’s almost two minutes of just the good stuff.
Here’s a gorgeous little piece of filmmaking that capture fall fly fishing in Wyoming. Normally, I eschew videos with logos on them (front and end panels do the trick, you know), but this one is just too good.
This is a pretty little teaser for a film about fly-fishing for bonefish on the island of Oahu. They are really special fish. . . .
Filmmakers are consistently pushing the boundaries of traditional fly-fishing adventures, and this teaser showcases something we’ve never seen before: a river in the desert of Namibia, where anglers pursue largemouth yellowfish.
If this 25-second video doesn’t make you want to catch steelhead in British Columbia, I don’t know what will.
Faced with some tough conditions, the French anglers from 9p#5 Média didn’t catch many fish on this saltwater expedition, but they cut together a cool little video.
Massachusetts native Geoffrey Klane’s newfound fascination with salter brook trout is the subject of this short video, which also features the rare striper rescue.
This trailer for a film about fishing for Atlantic salmon in Norway features some serious chromers, still covered in sea lice.
This video from a fishing club in Sweden is strangely soothing, and it features some great shots of rising trout. If you’re looking to mellow-out, this oughta do it.
Argentina’s Collon Cura is a big river known for producing large trout. These scenes from a recent expedition offer a cool look at the landscape and the fishery.
Here’s a wonderful 13-minute documentary about how Montana became the home of wild trout, ending its stocking program in the early 1970s. Some great archival footage!
We finish up with a great full-length episode of The New Fly Fisher, featuring Tom Rosenbauer and some blog regulars, Dave Jensen and Phil Rowley, chasing trout on the small streams of Alberta.