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 offered a great eclectic mix of videos from oddball locations and featuring diverse species. From the trout lakes of Tasmania to the grayling waters of Sweden, and from the islands of the Malacca Strait to the carptastic Snake River, there’s lots to feast your eyes on. But don’t worry: we’ve got plenty of gorgeous and exciting trout action in these dozen videos, 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. As of today, there are more than 1,250 great videos on the site!
We kick things off with a cool promotional video about fly fishing in Tasmania, which is certainly one of the coolest places I have ever fished. Next year, the island will host the World Fly Fishing Championship.
Colorado’s Black Canyon is a magical trout wonderland for those willing to make the arduous trip to the bottom.
Here’s a great film about woodworker and musician Wes Walsworth, who has a passion for chasing carp on the fly on the freshwater flats of the Snake River.
The golden dorado of Argentina are tailwalking masters. This video features big water and big fish galore.
Shane White believes that “The mountains can have a way of fixing things. Something about the air that wipes away the problems.”
Here’s a cool look at the saltwater fishery around Malaysia’s Pulau Sembilan, an group of islands in the Malacca Strait.
Somewhere in far northern Sweden, there is beautiful low light and some gigantic Atlantic salmon.
A lovely day of trout fishing on Whiteman’s Creek, a tributary of the Grand River in Ontario.
This isn’t much of a fly-fishing video, but holy cow is that a lovely spot to be fishing in.
There’s no sound here, but I love this archival footage of shad fishermen in (I assume) California in the 1950s or 60s. Check out the double-hauling and the trick of holding the fly line in your mouth.
Just 20 seconds of grayling loveliness.
Finally, a beautiful dawn off the coast of Belize offers great shots at juvenile tarpon.