In the movie A River Runs Through It Brad Pitt is seen doing a cast so beautiful that it makes a grown fly fisherman cry. This cast was named the “shadow cast” and it was actually performed by Jason Borger, who runs the Fly Casting Institute.

Now, Jazz & Fly Fishing has developed a new, more effective Shadow Cast. The video below introduces this new way of fly casting. Poetry in motion perhaps describes it best.

UPDATE 04.07.2011
Jazz & Fly Fishing has launched
The Shadow Cast Competition 2011
Are you the next Shadow Master?

Head judge is none other than the grand Shadow Master and inventor of the original Shadow Cast, Jason Borger!

UPDATE 20.11.2010:
Jazz & Fly Fishing's new shadow casting has provoked much debate, for and against. There has been lots of sarcasm and jokes about this serious cast.

Now at the Jazz & Fly Fishing site:
Jason Borger (, the developer of the original Shadow Cast shares his analysis of the new J & FF Shadow Cast.

What is the verdict?! Follow the discussion at

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