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some good scenes from a river runs through it..........the blackfoot river and a four count.
 
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You should read the book if you havent.. way better, Norman also wrote a great book about the death of a whole firecrew in the bitterroot valley called Of Young Men and Fire... an exellent read-
 
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You should read the book if you havent.. way better, Norman also wrote a great book about the death of a whole firecrew in the bitterroot valley called Of Young Men and Fire... an exellent read-

i just found that book your talkin about,,im gonna buy it..i like the movie so the book should be way more detailed..thanks for the idea brad
 
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Me thinks that SOMEONE (not naming any names here), is dreaming heavily of flippin their fly rod around this spring!

oh i am ready to hit the water,,,,tomorrow is the day i start my 2011 fishing adventures
 
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Thanks for that Dave. It's not just about catching the big fish..is it. The book is short but like Brad said..it's good.
 
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I remember the movie and I'm sure the book is better. He also had a good one "A Hole in the Sky". Time for a trip to Amazon.com for me. Just a side note did you notice that the reels on those fly rods were set up for right hand retrieve. Just thought that was interesting and wonder if somewhere along the line some fly fishing fellow figured out to flip the reel around to the othere side.
 
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Thanks for that Dave. It's not just about catching the big fish..is it. The book is short but like Brad said..it's good.

correct,its about being in the environment that gives me sanity
 
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I remember the movie and I'm sure the book is better. He also had a good one "A Hole in the Sky". Time for a trip to Amazon.com for me. Just a side note did you notice that the reels on those fly rods were set up for right hand retrieve. Just thought that was interesting.
lol, I'm goofy like that myself. That's how I'm set up. I cast with my right arm then switch hands to fight the fish then palming the reel with my right. But this is all understandable as I do evrything else right handed except eating and shooting a rifle.:confused: My parents must of dropped me on my head when I was little.
 
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can anyone spot the granger flyrod that is 20 yrs newer than the period of the movie?... ready.... set... go!
 
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Flippen a reel!

Flippen a reel!

......Just a side note did you notice that the reels on those fly rods were set up for right hand retrieve. Just thought that was interesting and wonder if somewhere along the line some fly fishing fellow figured out to flip the reel around to the other side.

It depends on the reel, some are easy to flip like my Pflueger Medalist, other reels your just out of luck unless you bought it right the first time. Most reels can be ordered as left or right handed. I prefer to not change hands while fighting a fish once it's hooked:shock: so mine are left hand retrieve only. I've tried it both ways and I just can't cast left handed, go figure, I'm a righty all the way when it comes to holding a rod.
 
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If you watch for the whole movie, you will see that Brad Pitt and Tom Skerrit are both left handed.
 
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The early rods portrayed, and the ones used by the kids are 8 1/2 Grangers, by the end of the movie they are casting walton powell hexograph rods that have been built dated.. all of the reels exept one are a pflueger medalist 1496.. the lines are courtland and in the shadow casting segment it is triangle taper.. none of the gear in the movie is period correct... the 1496 did not come into production until 1929.
 
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The early rods portrayed, and the ones used by the kids are 8 1/2 Grangers, by the end of the movie they are casting walton powell hexograph rods that have been built dated.. all of the reels exept one are a pfluegar medalist 1496.. the lines are courtland and in the shadow casting segment it is triangle taper.. none of the gear in the movie is period correct... the 1496 did not come into production until 1929.

Its just a movie;)
 

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