Pretty spot, but yeah that water seems low.
Jason Borger talks a little about the casting he did for A River Runs Through It.
I get asked regularly about the fishing scenes in A River Runs Through It. There were a lot of very talented people who contributed time, energy and expertise to the fishing aspects the production (not to mention the brilliant crew of people who made the production as a whole a reality).
There are five major casting/fishing scenes throughout the film (plus the scenes of the brothers as children). The three principle actors—Brad Pitt (Paul), Craig Sheffer (Norman) and Tom Skerritt (the Reverend)—did much of their own fly casting, but John Dietsch, Jerry Siem and I also appear as fly-casting/fishing doubles at various points.
As for me, I ended up scattered throughout various scenes in the film, from the “home from Dartmouth” scene to the “big fish” scene at the end. The scene that really means the most to me, though, is the “Shadow Cast.” This is where Norman sees Paul casting on a rock in the middle of the river, and realizes that Paul has become an “artist.” The long shot of the Shadow Cast was doubled by me (with Brad Pitt demonstrating some really solid casting in the close-up). That cast on that rock on that river really brought things full-circle in my angling life. Not only was I actually performing the cast that I had first read about in Norman’s book a decade before, but I was performing the cast on the same river drainage on which I had caught my first trout on a fly rod when I was child.
Now why didn't I think of that?
NYC area anglers may be interested in this:
I may be going on Saturday if someone wants a ride from the city.