Lot 207 View Catalog
This very rod was fished by actor Tom Skerritt, who played Norman's father, Rev. John Maclean, in the movie. Prior to its appearance in A River Runs Through It, the rod was refurbished by highly respected Thomas & Thomas and Leonard Co. rod builder, Bob Taylor. Comes in high quality leather case. This exact fly rod is one of three reels and three rods used by the actors of A River Runs Through It to be sold in this auction. Each appears in the movie and can clearly be viewed during the fishing scenes. The fishing equipment for A River Runs Through It was provided by Len Codella, who served as tackle consultant. Each rod and reel comes with a letter of authentication by Codella, stating their use in the movie. Also included with each item, is a copy of a 1991 letter from John Dietsch, the technical coordinator of A River Runs Through It, written on behalf of the producers, Robert Redford and Patrick Markey, thanking Codella for this contribution to the production of the film. Truly, a once in a lifetime opportunity to own a rod or reel from the most important fishing movie ever filmed.