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 was a killer week for incredible action and beautiful filmmaking. We start of with some of the best big-rainbow trout footage we’ve seen from Alaska, and then move on through wonderful scenes from The Bahamas, New Zealand, Slovenia, the American West, and plenty more. That first video packs an important message about the need to stop Pebble Mine, as well.
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 old, but awesome, Orvis fly-fishing video theater: The Tug. There are more than 1,250 great videos on the site!
We kick things off with a stunning look at Alaska’s amazing Bristol Bay fishery, starring Brian Kraft (and family), of Alaska Sportsman’s Lodge. But there’s also a vital message here, about the need to protect these resources from Pebble Mine. Click here to learn more and to make your voice heard.
Here’s a killer saltwater fly-fishing video from Andros Island that’s also about an impending changing of the guard, as the older generation of guides begins to retire.
If this gorgeous trailer is any indication, I can’t wait for the first installment in this series from Gilbert Rowley and Phil Tuttle.
A very cool story of a trip into the backcountry of Brazil to fish flooded timber for peacock bass.
We talk a lot about the next generation of anglers, and this profile of a 14-year-old fly fisher is a positive sign that the future is bright.
Visions of early spring fishing in Slovenia. That day can’t come too soon here in Vermont!
“Love to eat them mousies,/Mousies what I love to eat./Bite they little heads off . . ./Nibble on they tiny feet.’
Who knew? David Bowie and Midwestern steelhead action go together quite well.
Fly-fishing for brown trout and grayling in Bosnia looks like a magical experience.
Steelheading in Michigan is a more intimate experience than it is on most Pacific Rivers.
Some great scenes from Slovenia, featuring rainbow and marble trout, as well as lovely waters.
Most of the videos in the F5 are aspirational visions of the sport, but this one attempts to get at a reality we can all relate to.
Here’s the full 26-minute film “Notes from the Road,” by Tight Loops, featuring some beautiful fly-fishing scenes from around the West.