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Silver Creek 09-22-2017 05:29 AM

The River Runs Through It - 25 Years Later
Read and enjoy.

Bucksnort 09-22-2017 08:51 AM

My wife dragged me kicking and screaming to this movie under the pretense it was about fly fishing. I hated it. She only wanted to go because of Brad Pitt.

Silver Creek 09-22-2017 09:25 AM

For payback rent the movie Se7en and make her see it.

stoneflynut 09-25-2017 08:22 AM

Nice piece...thanks for sharing.

mvtoro 09-25-2017 08:18 PM

We're having a big anniversary screening up here at Sundance hosted by Redford himself. I'll be putting up some art there ;)

Bucksnort 09-25-2017 09:20 PM

And that doofus scene in the movie where an angler is doing the double haul casting a country mile in a river where fish can be caught almost at your feet. I know, it was for effect. Most people wouldn't know.

A bunch of years ago, I attended the Sportsman's International Expo in Denver. I could not believe I actually saw one of the fly shops, with a booth there, showing this movie on a small television. If you want to show something at a fly fishing expo, show a video of how to do it, where to go and what to use, like the ones you see at Sportsman's Warehouse. I wouldn't waste my time in a shop like this - they reek with snobishness.

stoneflynut 09-26-2017 09:32 AM


Originally Posted by stoneflynut (Post 170872)
Nice piece...thanks for sharing.

Loved the movie; watch it every year before heading up to Montana.

Litespeed1 09-27-2017 08:01 AM

I thought the movie was great. I never considered it a fly fishing movie but a movie with awesome scenery and the importance of fly fishing to that family.

I love that awesome roll cast.

Silver Creek 09-27-2017 08:32 AM


Originally Posted by Litespeed1 (Post 170890)
I thought the movie was great. I never considered it a fly fishing movie but a movie with awesome scenery and the importance of fly fishing to that family.

I love that awesome roll cast.

Both Jerry Seim of Sage and Jason Borger, the "shadow caster" performed casts in the film. The roll cast was performed by Jason Borger.

Jason does the roll cast at 2:20 into the video. You can see that he is casting with the "three point grip," index finger extended along right side of grip in the film frame below.

Gary and Jason both cast with the three point grip much like Lee Wulff's tarpon grip.

Jason Borger has produced a video of the three point grip since it can be confused with the key grip and the finger on top grip.

Jason doubles for Brad Pitt and performs the shadow cast is at 3:18 in the video. The cast sequence is a Galway cast into a Pendulum cast into a Climbing Hook cast into the Forward cast




Climbing Hook

Forward Cast

fishunter 09-27-2017 09:22 AM

Nice write up. I still like the movie.

SAT 09-27-2017 01:53 PM

I dig that movie.

Litespeed1 09-27-2017 04:04 PM

All that energy from the rod to the line unfurling across the river.
No wasted energy on that roll cast.


What a freaking nerd I am...........

In my opinion the fish would be a bit further below that boiler. Back to where the two sides of the water meet again after being split by the rock. Too close to that rock is too turbulent for fish.....I would have cast to the side of the rock and let the water take it to where the two come together.


SAT 09-27-2017 05:26 PM

You are a nerd Jim. Haha! But so am I... My wife would say so for sure!

KellyC 09-29-2017 01:40 PM

Is it just me, or did the crowds increase exponentially after that movie, as well as the price of gear?

Bucksnort 09-29-2017 08:19 PM


It isn't just you. After the movie, the yups went bananas over equipment and the crowds went off the chart too as well as prices.

Before the movie, I could go to Deckers and fish the South Platte in the middle of the week and practically have my favorite runs to myself but after the movie, I had to take my own rock to stand on. I've been to Deckers so many times, I could drive it backwards and blind folded from my house in Littleton but because of the number of anglers, whirling disease and the Hayman fire, I quit fishing Deckers and concentrated on Elevenmile Canyon.

The crowd situation was a little better there and whirling disease hadn't destroyed the fishery as much as it did at Deckers and because it is upstream from the effects of the fire, that wasn't a factor. It is twice the distance as Deckers.

Silver Creek 11-06-2017 07:12 AM

Robert Redford discusses the movie here:

Remembering “The Movie” by Jason Borger

I don’t know if any of you have seen the review of the “movie” below but I think this review and discussion hits the nail on the head. Fly Fishing as a metaphor for life.

mvtoro 11-11-2017 08:46 PM


Originally Posted by Silver Creek (Post 171102)
Robert Redford discusses the movie here:

This was the 25th anniversary screening I was talking about earlier in this thread. Very cool to see the film in the Sundance screening room on the actual 35mm. Don't know if it will be seen that way again.

We had Jason Borger up yesterday to talk about his role in the making of the film and I picked up his new Single-Hand Casting book.

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