Welcome to the last Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival of 2016! It’s been a great year for fly-fishing videos, as the overall quality continues to get better and better. This week, we serve up ten videos, including some spectacular trailers for films you can see when the festival comes to town. Happy New Year!
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We kick things off with a little eye candy, shot near Squamish, British Columbia. There are no fish here, but the video beautifully captures the magic and the quiet of being on the water in winter.
Where the River Runs is a pretty cool video channel about the outdoors, especially in the Southwest. Their wrap-up of 2016 features plenty of great action.
Here’s a great trailer for a film about a unique fly-fishing adventure deep in the Amazon Forest, on rivers running through a wild land protected by Kayapo Warriors.
The second of our IF4 trailers is about northern Sweden, where the rivers and the fish are large and where our Canadian pals from Hooke go in search of Atlantic salmon.
The last in our trio of trailers focuses on a trip in search of large native rainbows on a remote stream in British Columbia’s Cariboo region.
The best part of dry-fly fishing, in 23 seconds.
Acting on a hot tip about a river in the north country worked out pretty well for these anglers. Check out that bully at the end! Dude needs a bigger net, though.
I love the idea of fishing for big pike right in the middle of town, and it’s cool how many fish take the fly right at the angler’s feet.
Angler Bryant Burnette has a passion for protecting and conserving the natural world, as is evident in this short video about sustainable catch-and-release fly fishing.
We finish up with a great full-length episode of The New Fly Fisher, featuring Phil Rowley chasing the famed surface-feeding “gulpers” of Montana’s Hebgen Lake.