Welcome to a holiday 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, before we head out to celebrate the 238th birthday of this great nation, we’ve made a mini collection of the best fly-fishing videos from around the Internet.
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 in regularly at The Tug, the Orvis online video theater. See you next week with a fresh set of films!
Great stuff from Joe Cummings: “I decided to share the Salmonfly Hatch on Rock Creek with my children this season. I looked up after 14 seasons as a fishing guide and realized their youth was passing by too quickly with me on the oars with clients instead of with them. So I took the time off in peak season to share the Magic of June with family. I encourage all anglers to take their children fishing. It is simply the best the river can give you.”
There are a few truly spectacular trout in this video from Patagonia.
Fly-fishing for beautiful grayling in Finland.
Carl Beideman chronicles his move from Bozeman to Missoula–from the Beaverhead and on to the waters west of there. He finds that “targeting new species is like the difference between a trade school and a university.”
Fly fishing the Durance and Guisane Rivers in the French Alps produces some lovely trout. Not the striped on the sides of the Mediterranean browns, often called “striped trout.”
Another one from our new Finnish friend, Teemu.
The dry-fly fishing on Norway’s rivers during the hatches of huge Baetis Rhodani.
Less than a minute of this famed Oregon River.
I wanna be able to do this after work!
Some good stuff from Eastern Washington. Warning: Some spin fishing.
Ten minutes of fun New Zealand action. Have a safe and happy Fourth!