Ep. 164: John Dietsch Graced By Waters
Play • 1 hr 11 min

John Dietsch is perhaps best known in fly fishing circles for supervising all of the fly fishing scenes on the OSCAR winning film "A River Runs Through It", where he also conceived and executed the famous final fishing scene doubling for actor Brad Pitt by swimming a rapid while playing a fish. In this episode of Anchored we discuss John’s new book "Graced by Waters" and the healing properties of immersing ourselves in the outdoors, as well as John’s personal journey through loss, scenes in "A River Runs Through It" and more.

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Outline of This Episode

  • [3:15] John grew up fishing around L.A. 
  • [9:05] How did he get involved in A River Runs Through It?
  • [16:33] Meeting Redford was intimidating
  • [20:35] The final scene was all John
  • [25:45] The fly fishing is about more than just catching
  • [33:22] Fly fishing has the potential to heal
  • [44:09] How he lost his brother
  • [48:23] How can we process the pain in the world right now?
  • [55:54] How to prevent nature deficit disorder

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