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 a baker’s dozen production from a wide variety of destinations and featuring many different species. Don’t miss the long video at the end, about three female anglers on a quest to achieve a Florida Keys Grand Slam. The drama and pathos are impressive!
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!
We kick things off with a tale of Andrew Harding (a.k.a. troutboynz) and his buddy Dan venturing into a lower North Island backcountry river, where the are not disappointed with what they find.
The California coast steelhead fishery isn’t what it once was, but when the stars align, you can still find steelhead magic with swung flies.
The life of a guide in Alaska is the subject of this beautiful video, which combines great fishing action with an interesting narration.
Casting fruit and flower imitations to nasty, toothy fish in the jungles of Costa Rica looks like good fun. I’ll let you judge the quality of the David Attenborough imitation.
The boys from Fly Fish the Mitt serve up some great Michigan steelhead action from last fall.
Great action from Alaska, featuring huge rainbows and arctic char.
I don’t really know what this is for, but it’s pretty danged cool, especially if you love mayflies.
As a native New Englander, I approve of this message, and I dig the footage of fishing the rocky Maine Coast for striped bass.
This footage of chasing big browns on Utah’s Green River makes me want to call Doug Roberts right away. It’s been too long since I’ve floated Flaming Gorge.
There’s some good stuff in this stoke reel from Europe–namely,Poland, Norway, Montenegro, and Bosnia–featuring a variety of species.
O, Captain, my Captain! Why did you have to schedule the release of this epic film after the F5 goes live? You can watch it after 7:30 p.m. EST by clicking here.
From above, the fly-fishing waters of the Emerald Isle look stunning.
Here’s some serious #5050onthewater in action, as three expert female anglers–including Orvis ambassador Hilary Hutcheson–from different walks, try to achieve a Grand Slam in the Florida Keys. Warning: Lots of F-bombs throughout. Fishing in the Keys will do that to you.