Welcome to a new edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available. This will be a quick and dirty F5, since
OGR14 is in full swing out here in Missoula, Montana. But I can’t leave you hanging on a Friday, right? So here are 14 cool videos, from Australia to France, The Bahamas to the Pacific Northwest.
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!
We kick things off with a trailer for “Ride the Tide,” an upcoming short that takes the viewer to the coastal waters of Oregon, in search of winter steelhead.
Sometimes, you stand on the bow of a boat all day, staring into thew water and battered by sun and wind, for just sixteen seconds of magic.
I love it when the young’uns are into fly fishing, and these boys from North Carolina certainly got it done in 2013.
I wish I could take a couple weeks off to just fish and ski, like Parker Smith did. It looks like he had a pretty good time.
There are some beautiful Pacific Northwest steelhead on display here, caught on nymphs under the bobber.
These scenes of fly-fishing the rivers and lakes of the Aberdare Range and Mount Kenya in the country’s Central Highlands sometimes look familiar, but strange beasts abound. . .
Not every trout in New Zealand is eight pounds, and this video of a trip to the South Island focuses on more “normal”-size fish, which are still a lot bigger than the ones I regularly catch.
Pike fishing on Utah’s Yuba reservoir looks like fun, but not as much fun as that moustache.
From the Durance River in the high Alps of France comes this short and sweet Go Pro edit. Some nice underwater shots and dramatic fish-holding faces.
Chasing sailfish on a fly is hard work, as you’ll see here, but it’s also a serious adrenaline rush. That first black marlin straightened a 6/0 hook!
For bass fans, here’s a look at fly-fishing for the Aussie version.
Here’s a cool video of one of the freaky things that often happens on the bonefish flats. It’s exciting and terrifying at the same time. This one ends well, but that’s not always the case.
Some carp fishing from the Burgundy region of France. I’m not a fan of how the angler handles the fish, but dang that’s a big carp on a fly.
At almost nineteen minutes, this one is longish, but it features plenty of gorgeous scenery and the amazing trout of New Zealand.