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All the secrets of this sports in Patagonia

Experienced Fly Fisherman

The idea of this section is not to teach you how to fish. We believe that most of you know about fly-fishing much better than us, either because that is what you do or because you have been practicing it for years.

Experienced Fly Fisherman

In this section, there will be room for interviews with the most outstanding celebrities in the fly-fishing environment. Such interviews will be constantly updated not to lose any detail about the discourses made both during the fishing season and the closed season.

Various reflections and themes will also be present within this section and will certainly be the cause for discussions and controversies, thus giving way to the incorporation of other new and interesting topics. All of this within a framework of harmony and politeness, essential for angler ethics.

Experienced Fly Fisherman

Associations and clubs will also have a say in the matter within the site; therefore, we are interested in receiving all the press material and articles they may be interested in publishing and consider of interest for the fly-fisherman.

As a result, what we really wish to awake in you is your interest in various themes and reflections that are relevant for this fly-fisherman activity. We wish you to learn that you will constantly find interesting contents in this section, which will reflect everything concerning the fly-fisherman’s world.

Experienced Fly Fisherman

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A River Runs through It

A River Runs through It

There exists a movie that masterly reflects the fly-fishing philosophy.
The author’s literary début took place when he was turning 73. When Robert Redford told him that A River Runs through It had become an obsession for him and that he wanted to make the movie, the author replied: “I have taken 40 years to write this and I am not going to let Hollywood turn it into pornography”.
Norman Maclean had had already discarded other offers. One of them from William Hurt, another lover of fly-fishing. In order to please Maclean, Hurt proposed a fishing excursion. But as the actor did not have a licensed, Maclean sentenced: “Then, I will not fish with Hurt”.
The actor came back some days later with a license. They fished together and, finally, Hurt offered himself for the role of Paul, Maclean’s younger brother and main character in the story. “Well, Bill, you're a pretty good fisherman but not good enough to be my brother” the writer replied. Hurt expressed: “If I am not good enough, maybe I could play Norman Maclean in the movie”. The author’s answer was devastating: “Of course you could play Norman Maclean, but he was not 80 years old at the time of the events I tell in the novel”.

A River Runs through It

Finally, Robert Redford agreed on the author checking the script. But Maclean died at the age of 87, after a lifetime devoted to literature, fly-fishing and unravel the mystery of human condition.

Nada es para siempre (A River Runs through It) Muchnik Editores - 1992

 
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