Video of the week: How to Escape the City and Find Peace in the Catskills

Have you ever taken a step back and thought about what all goes into the preparation of a fishing trip? We often think about the millions of factors and barriers that lie ahead of us. What am I going to fish for? What is the most promising spot? What flies should I use? What are the water levels? What is the temperature like? So many damn questions!

The list can go on forever; at this point we now have more stress than when we started. Once again, we have over thought the idea of fly fishing and turned it into a task. Fishermen often forget that it is just fishing… and that the real art of the sport lies in the simplicity and escape from everyday life.

Autumn Tailwaters, a production by Day Trip Films and Orvis, follows 5 friends from Brooklyn, NY travel to the Catskill mountains to fish Esopus Creek. The story takes you through a series of downfalls the group faces and shows how they overcome them. Their patience soon bears fruit once the weather takes a turn for the better. They truly present a different perspective on the sport. Fly fishing is not just about catching fish, it is much more than that. It is the ability to get out and escape from the responsibilities of life, even if only for a few days or hours.

Check out Matthew Novak’s other work on his website and Instagram @mattjnovak!

This video of the week was selected and written by FlyLords team member, Collin Terchanik.

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