A River Runs Through It TRIVIA

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  1. Olive bugger

    Olive bugger Active Member

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    +1 on the improved cinch knot.
     
  2. dflett68

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    i had been told when i came out that the old man was norman maclean himself. myth?
     
  3. GAT

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    Nope... it wasn't him. He died in 1990 and the movie was made in 1992. Unless he was actually a zombie... that's always possible :)

    Anyway, the book was much better than the movie. It was one of the first flyfishing books I read.
     
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    +1 for the book. I read it on the way to Alaska to go fishing with my brother.
     
  5. Rich Morrison

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    They didn't make the movie back in 1920. They may taken care to avoid anachronistic tippet knots...if so I'm impressed.
     
  6. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    Arnold Richardson is the old man.
     
  7. A.B. Langford

    A.B. Langford New Member

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    Okay,that's long enough....it's a simple Slip Knot...

    Who was the Technical Advisor for this movie?
     
  8. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    would that be Jerry Seim?
     
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    You can blame John Bailey....:)
     
  10. David Loy

    David Loy Senior Moment

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    George Croonenberghs
    Next answer: Susan Traylor (Bob Dylans DiL)
     
  11. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    Well, I've used this knot my entire 54 years of fly fishing! For trout that is. Fast, and has ALWAYS worked for me. Go figure.....
     
  12. GAT

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    If the knot works for you, that's great. Most likely it depends on what you were first taught to tie and for me it was a clinch knot and then later an improved clinch knot. As long as the sucker doesn't break, I don't think it makes much difference in the real world.
     
  13. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    A Turle is what I was first taught.
     
  14. David Loy

    David Loy Senior Moment

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    Learned a clinch first. Then tied so many Double Turles I forgot how to tie anything else. And I'm a knot guy. Now I mix it up with Clinch, Non-slip loops and Turles where appropriate. Don't remember the last Turle tho. A minor PITA with the Turle is removing the knot the next time you use the fly. You're in a hurry and the knot has solidified on the shank. And picking it off you snag some head threads.
     
  15. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    I suck at knots. I use the Davy Knot on my flies. If I'm not shaking very bad I will do a improved Clinch knot. Any other knot tying I have to fumble through. For adding tippets I use a double surgeons knot. I don't have enough fingers to tie a blood knot. Don't ask about the fingers on a Blood knot. My fingers don't flex enough to tie a good blood knot.

    I used to be able to tie a Turle knot but forgot how to.