Welcome to the latest edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available. This week, we’ve got an even dozen selections, which will take you from New Zealand to Scandinavia, and from Colorado to Florida. There’s plenty of salt and some cool warmwater action, 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 awesome Orvis fly-fishing video theater: The Tug.
We kick things off with a stoke reel from Fly Fishing Nation that takes you around the world in a minute and a half.
Our colleagues from Scientific Anglers sure know how to make an ad: by filling it with great fly-fishing action (and our pal Hilary Hutcheson).
These are two incredibly lucky young anglers, who won an adventure of a lifetime and got to fly-fish on some iconic rivers in New Zealand.
Fly-fishing for tarpon out of Marco Island, Florida, looks like a blast in this video from Nick FlyFishing
Jeff Currier has carved out an incredible life in fly fishing, and his achievements are legendary.
Norway’s Gaula River is an incredible river, but fly-fishing for Atlantic salmon can bring both elation and despair.
The video quality isn’t top notch here, but Madeleine slams two muskies on a fly she tied the night before. Two totally different eats on display.
Some Scandinavian sight-fishing for brown trout in very clear water. Cool visuals!
My friend Bob White is a longtime guide and an incredible painter, and this short film captures how the two come together.
Here’s another cool video from the Scientific Angler series, this time focused on fly-fishing the tropical flats for bonefish, permit, and tarpon.
Here’s some eye-candy from a river in Colorado, featuring some lovely cinematography.
We end with a full episode of “The New Fly Fisher,” all about chasing sharks off the coast of Florida.