Friday Film Festival 06.29.12


Written by: Phil Monahan

Welcome to another edition of the OrvisNews.com Friday Film Festival, in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing footage available. This week’s collection has lots of great trout action, from Scandinavia to Tierra del Fuego. You’ll see anglers fishing in all kinds of conditions, from battling unbelievable wind to climbing high peaks. There isn’t too much saltwater action this week, but what we do have is pretty hardcore. The best part of the FFF, of course, is that it signifies the end of the work week, and we can all dream about getting on the water as soon as possible. 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 FFF, please post it in the comments below. See you next week with a fresh set of films!

We kick things off with a great trailer for the upcoming Predator DVD, from Gin-Clear Media, the folks who brought us Hatch. There are some gorgeous shots and stunning locations here, plus some excellent slow-motion footage.

Cuba Week 2 from chroniclesofcod on Vimeo.

Back to Cuba for week 2 of Chronicles of Cod’s trip to Cuba. You can see week 1 in last week’s edition of the FFF. Crazy species, too.

Alberta Alpine from Jeremie Roy on Vimeo.

Stillwater fishing in Alberta for big brook and rainbow trout looks kind of fun. And wouldn’t it be cool if your life had a Black Keys soundtrack?

Bronze Surface // Smallies on Poppers from Mike McNeese on Vimeo.

Here’s something for you bronzeback enthusiasts, a good self-shot video from Darby Creek. I don’t think we see enough underwater turtle action, do you?

For sheer loveliness of scenery, it’s tough to beat the Indian Peaks Wilderness in Colorado. The fact that you can catch greenback cutthroats there just makes it that much better.

Dream Field Productions Trout Short from Jake Patton on Vimeo.

Another shorty from some shorties. There’s no description to go with the video, so I don’t know who they are. But these kids clearly love to fish. . .which is something we love to see. The editing is pretty impressive, as well.

Fly fishing – Spring 2012 – Eksingedalen, Hemsila, JĂžlstra, Eikanger from Torkjel Landås on Vimeo.

Before I started doing these film festivals, I didn’t think much about fishing in Norway, but now I’m dying to go there. The location at 2:02 may be the most stunning fishing spot we’ve ever featured. Pause the frame and check out the incredibleness, including the waterfall on the left. Wow.

We ain’t heerd from Owl Jones in awhile, but here’s a different “lighter side” of fly fishing video. Some sweet country music for you, too.

Patagonian Silver (Trailer, English) from Mountain Media on Vimeo.

Here’s a video that shows the good and bad of fishing at the bottom of South America. Mostly the bad is the wind, and there’s one shot here that’ll make you wonder how the guy is getting out any line at all. The good, of course, is fishing with penguins. Oh, and the giant brown trout, too, I guess.

You can stop watching this video after about the 1:00 mark because not much else happens. But it features perhaps the best opening 20 seconds of any tarpon video ever. I nearly jumped out of my seat.

We finish up with another edition of The New Fly Fisher, and this one has a cool train ride to get to the fishing. Species range from walleye to Atlantic salmon. Have a great weekend!

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