Friday Film Festival 08.31.12


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 is heavy on the trout, as we find great action across Europe and North America. There are two great selections for tarpon lovers, including one in which Conway Bowman hooks a true monster. With fall approaching, I can’t wait for the influx of steelhead and salmon films, as well as those featuring monster brown caught by anglers pulling massive streamers. There’s a chill in the air already around here, a harbinger of my favorite season. 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!

Brothers On The Fly, Swedish Lapland from JB on Vimeo.

We kick things off with some gorgeous footage from the Kiruna area of Swedish Lapland. It’s a trailer for an upcoming film about three brothers fishing together in this vast wilderness.

Ah, Alaska! I still dream of heading back to the Last Frontier rivers I guided on in the mid 1990s, at the controls of a jetboat hauling ass upriver to find some big fish. There are a few real slobs here, too.

Conway Bowman puts on his war bonnet to cast to giant tarpon for his TV show. For a guy who routinely catches huge sharks, he seems pretty astonished by the power of these poons in Belize.

Fly Fishing Creeks – Southwest Montana from Jeff Rhyner on Vimeo.

This video contains some very cool footage of fly-fishing on small creeks in Montana with a short fiberglass rod, which the director needs to show us several times, for some reason. He’s got a very well behaved pup, too.

Carp Fly Fishing on the South Platte River in Denver Colorado from In The Riffle on Vimeo.

The In the Riffle boys continue to fish out of the riffles and in the slow carp water. Plenty of big golden bones under the highway bridges, too, it seems.

This video won the “Best Fishing” category award at the recent Drake film contest in Reno. It’s easy to see why because there are some incredible shots of huge giant trevally hammering flies on the flats.

Holding on to Summer from My Leaky Waders on Vimeo.

Here’s some saltwater footage of a completely different kind: a lone wolf in his kayak casts for small redfish and other species.

You like tweed? Because these Swedes are rocking some serious angling formalwear. But they hit a massive hatch that brings trout to the surface, which looks like quite a good time.

Toto et les marmos from chiroman on Vimeo.

I have no idea who, what, or where, but this video features an angler catching gorgeous marble trout. The fish are sleek and look pretty muscular.

In the heart of Europe: Flyfishing at the river Alm from Pro-Guides Flyfishing on Vimeo.

Not far away (I assume), in Austria, some dudes are fishing clear blue rivers for freakishly almost-spotless brown trout.

Summer Cutthroat and Bull trout in the Rockies from ShtChea.Com on Vimeo.

Some lovely cutthroats and bull trout in the Rockies are accompanied by the now-ubiquitous Tallest Man on Earth soundtrack. When did a Swedish singer-songwriter become the sound of fly fishing? (Not that there’s anything wrong with it; beats gangsta rap.)

Last Paradise with lenok from adamsfly on Vimeo.

Y’all know I love me some small-stream fishing, and here’s a gorgeous piece of water from Korea. The fish are appropriately small and lovely, too.

The End Is Nigh from Ganesh Chatani on Vimeo.

Finally, here’s some more great Florida tarpon footage, celebrating the end of yet another spectacular season. Have a great long weekend!

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