Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival for February First

Welcome to the another edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival! Each week, we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available and then serve them up for you to enjoy. This week, we’ve got an even dozen, and some of them are quite long (and worth your time). There’s a good mix of winter trout and tropical flats, as well as explorations of destinations you might not have considered before–Japan, Poland, and the Red Sea, for example.

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 1,250 great videos on the site!

For the second week in a row, we kick off with a Rolf Nylinder production. This one is an epic, 20-minute story of a trip to to Japan, in search of a secret fly-fishing society and the “monster” trout that is required to join the elite club.

The great Sandy Moret stars in this short video about fly-fishing the flats of Islamorada. Sandy’s perspectives on the job of the angler, as well as the future of the fishery, are always worth listening to.

Just a little wintertime slo-mo to give you the feel for the serenity of fishing this time of year.

Here’s a cool trailer for an upcoming documentary film series about Atlantic salmon. Dude catches a real beastie, as well.

Here’s a beautiful, short video, featuring Jessica Haydahl Richardson doing a little winter fishing and talking about her first fishing memories.

Just a minute’s worth of hardcore action in the Red Sea to get the heart pumping.

This teaser for an upcoming film about how a veteran of two tours in the Middle East finds his passion for life through fly fishing.

Fly fishing in Poland looks pretty amazing–featuring huge trout and grayling–in this promotional video.

This is the story of three young fly fishers at different stages in their salmon fishing careers, enjoying the three different runs of Atlantic salmon on the Ponoi that can, and are often, caught all in the same day.

Winter-fishing in Iceland isn’t for the faint-hearted, but the rewards are manifold.

Check out the latest full episode of “Silver Kings,” in which angler Alex Woodsum chases a Grand Slam on the Florida flats.

Finally, here’s a full episode of “The New Fly Fisher,” in which host Mark Melnyk heads to Churchill, Manitoba–the polar bear capital of the world–in search of wild, sea-run Brook Trout.

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