Top 5 Videos of 2012

Hundreds of videos covering a wide range of subjects were posted on over the past year, from fishing tips and gear reviews to monster fish catches and deep sea adventures. 

But if you're looking for a taste of some of the best and most watched videos of 2012, check out the top five listed below.

Teasing Whales

Bill Boyce of IGFA Saltwater Adventures gets excited when a huge black marlin shows up splashing across the surface chasing snapper, and who could blame him? Marlin fishing is enough to get the adrenaline going of even the calmest anglers in the world. However, it?s when a false killer whale appears out of nowhere that dials the video up to 11. Talk about rare close encounters!

Mariko?s Manitoba Adventure

Who doesn?t like a little adventure? Mariko flies in to Budd?s Gunisao Lake Lodge, more than an hour?s flight north of Winnipeg, for some walleye ? and it doesn?t take long for the fish to start biting. In fact, they don?t stop biting, turning the whole saying ?that?s why they call it fishing, not catching? right on its head. 

Using an Umbrella Rig

When Paul Elias dominated an FLW tournament near the end of 2011, the fishing world exploded with the buzz of the Alabama rig, as anglers couldn?t get enough info about this new, controversial ?magic lure.? As Mark Melnyk shows in this video, however, the Alabama rig is just an offshoot of the umbrella rig, a fishing device that has been around for years for striped bass. 

Making Your Own Feathered Trebles

Anglers love to tweak their lures to fit their needs, and Jesse Martin hit a home run with his video on how to add feathers of your own to treble hooks. One of the most watched videos of the year, Jesse goes through the materials you need and the step-by-step instructions for how to put it all together. Perfect for anyone who?s never tried tying feathers before.

Jigging Like a Pro

"Jigging Like a Pro" is by far the most watched video of 2012, and considering its content, it's easy to see why. Jigging is one of the most basic forms of fishing, a fundamental technique that anglers of any experience find success with. The tips are provided by a walleye expert, but can be applied to other species as well.

BONUS: Born to Fish BC

WFN wouldn?t be what it is today without the efforts of our Ambassadors. Out of hundreds of Ambassador video contributions, special mention should go out to Rick Clark and his Born to Fish BC web series, which demonstrates how the everyday angler can improve their skill making and promoting personal fishing videos. Rick's video above shows off several tricks he has developed since becoming an Ambassador two years ago.

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