Friday, January 13, 2006

No Hero Casting

Hugh Koontz of the Shelby Star in Shelby, NC writes about how casting for trout on a small mountain stream is much different from the depictions we see in movies and on the fishing shows. Rarely do southern anglers have room to perform the long backcasts made famous by Brad Pitt in "A River Runs Through it." If you fish mountain streams around these parts you better have a good roll cast in your arsenal.

"In the big time movies like "A River Runs Through It," fly fishermen have enough casting room to fly a kite and the trees seem to bend in the wind to avoid snagging one's fly on the backcast."