The cast, along with several new additions, is back for round two of our annual trek down the barren beach that is Padre Island National Seashore. Our group consists of a colorful cast of characters who traveled from all over the state in search of fish, comradery and adventure.
Read the report about our trip here...
What happens when you gather an eclectic gang of bug slingers on a desolate beach outside the reach of cell signals and wifi connections (but not park rangers) for a camping and fishing excursion? Fish are caught. Alcohol is consumed. Lies are told. And live music is played around a lantern, our makeshift campfire, due to a burn ban in effect because of the historic Texas drought. We traveled from all over the state with our kayaks, canoes, and skiffs in tow to partake in the festivities. Why? To get away from the everyday grind and hang out with people who share the passion of flinging feather-clad hooks at creatures that swim. If you’re still wondering what the answer to the opening question is quit thinking and watch the flick. I'll let the imagery and sound speak for itself.
A kayak redfish film put together from footage shot over the summer and fall at various locations on the Middle and Upper Texas Coast. All footage shot with a Kodak Playsport, GoPro, or Nikon D7000. Edited in Premiere Pro and Photoshop.
Colt Harrison, from The Charleston Angler, demonstrates the art of tying a Seaducer Fly. This is a great pattern for throwing at big schools of redfish without spooking them due to the lightweight materials used to tie the fly.
Colorado's Blue River through Dillon and Silverthorne is popular with fly anglers in every season. Easy access and the promise of big fish equate to plenty of company on any decent run. During the day. The Fly Collective set out this winter to show a different, darker side of the Blue. Just as fishy, just as cold, but an entirely different experience.
Music: Timber Timbre "I Get Low" & Ultraista "Gold Dayzz"
Camera & Edit: Russell Schnitzer & Ivan Orsic
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