Tapani´s recent Shadow Cast video really hit the spot! It´s been picked up by lots of blogs and websites around the world.
Sadly, a lot of people worldwide seem to misunderstand this new, improved Shadow Cast. It is not a joke. And it certainly isn´t a parody. It is a really serious cast, made by serious fly fishermen who cast their flies in a serious manner. Wearing serious facial expressions, they catch some serious trout.
The only people who understand that our Shadow Cast is totally serious are some people from a British fly fishing forum. And that´s a bit strange, since the British always tend to joke a lot, and are known for their sophisticated sense of humour. You would think that they would be the first to joke around with the Shadow Cast. But no, these guys really understand.
Just have a look at some quotes from the British forum:
“i hope you dont mind me saying but this was the worst demonstration i have ever seen of what is actually a very functional and beautifull cast.”
“…it makes the cast look stupid, if you look at Micheal Mauri’s or Stefan Dombaj you will see the components of the cast performed correctly, most importantly the rod tip rising to form the D loop without which the cast cannot work.”
“…i’m sorry if this sounds harsh but performed without skill these casts look rediculous and they are not.”
Well, what can I say?
We are of course thrilled that at least some people out there take us seriously.
But I have to admit that this harsh critcism really hurts my feelings. Seriously.
Photos by Roger Bråthen (C)