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 videos that offer a good mix of destinations, some saltwater action, and 50/50 on the Water content. From the mangroves of Cuba to the bull-trout streams of Alberta, and from the Coast of Texas to the chalstreams of southern England, there’s loads here to get you pumped for the weekend.
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 lovely video whose voice-over should sound familiar, and it tries to capture some of the deeper reasons we head to the river.
This is a pretty great video by Nicholas Walsh about a trip above 12,000 feet in search of true Colorado natives.
Cool footage from a trip to Christmas Island, although you might want to turn the volume down a bit.
Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions shot this footage on a recent trip to Chilean Patagonia.
Great dry-fly take in this video about chasing cuttbows on a river in Alberta.
Marina Gibson and here friend, Lisa, set out to fish the Soča River and its tributaries in Slovenia.
Just a cool minute of chasing bull trout in the Alberta Rockies on a fall day.
A pair of young anglers chase redfish in the marshes along the Texas coast.
Here’s a cool short video featuring Colorado guide Colleen Farrell on an idyllic summer afternoon float down the Gunnison River, fly-fishing for rainbow, brown and cutthroat trout.
Fifty-two second of mayfly magic on an English chalkstream.
In case you missed it earlier in the week, here’s a gorgeous little film about the joys of the backcountry.
This is a beautiful, moving story about a local guide who is teaching children in his hometown in Cuba how to fly-fish, so that they may lead richer lives.