There may be only one fly fishing filmmaker who can blend the beauty of Norman Maclean’s famous prose, a canine suicide and the signature verse from Styx’s “Paradise Theater.”
Yep. Hank Patterson has a new short film out. And it’s funny.
The theme of the film, aside from a lengthy homage to Maclean’s “A River Runs Through It,” is that Paul Maclean had it all wrong when he brazenly stated that he’d soon be able to think like a fish. As Hank points out above, we should all be trying to think like a fly.
And if you think about it, it kind of makes sense.
— Chris Hunt