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 just eight videos, but it’s a pretty spectacular selection. There are a few long ones here that are well worth your time.
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 incredible new film from Black Fly Eyes, as they take us on a pretty extreme adventure into the wilds of Eastern Russia in search of big taimen. This was not a trip for faint-hearted! Warning: Some salty language.
Our old friends Rolf Nylinder and Peter Christensen traveled to Kamchatka and came back with what looks to be an astonishing film, based on this trailer.
Here’s another cool trailer, this one focused on fly-fishing for tarpon and featuring David Mangum of Shallow Water Expeditions.
Brook trout and Elvis. ‘Nuff said.
Italy’s Nera River is the subject of this short, and it features an angler who’s got small-stream casting down pat.
Normally, I would say that a 9.5-minute video about fly-fishing for sea-run browns is a little long, but this video really captures the fun and camaraderie of a group trip to Denmark’s Bornholm Island.
Chad Brown‘s Soul River, Inc. is a remarkable program that pairs inner-city youth with combat veterans through fly-fishing. This 19-minute video follows one such group to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. This is inspiring stuff!
We finish up with a great full-length episode of The New Fly Fisher, featuring Bill Spicer chasing big brook trout at Minipi Lodge in the wilds of Labrador. Lots of great how-to info in this one!