JOHN & AMY HAZEL are as accomplished a Spey Fishing couple as you will find. They guide and instruct on a daily basis out of their Fly Shop and Guide Service in Maupin, Oregon on the Deschutes River. John is a pioneer of Spey Fishing in the Northwest and has introduced hundreds to the sport. Together they are a great team that delivers concise and detailed instruction you can take to the water.
Henrik Mortensen #6 – Patterns of Patagonia We are patiently awaiting the arrival of the latest Mortensen DVD
Henrik Mortensen is back at the world’s finest sea trout river – Rio Grande in Patagonia in southern Argentina in his 6th DVD, a dream come true for any angler! But this time Rio Grande is a genuine nightmare: A swelling, brown river with temperatures several degrees below normal/standards. To most fly fishers that would mean a completely ruined trip, but not to Henrik.
Henrik Mortensen #5 The Scandinavian Spey cast 2In this volume of the Fly Fishing Academy Henrik Mortensen expands on the intriguing Scandinavian casting and fishing style he first presented in volume four. In addition to the overall fishing strategy message, the two foci of the film are efficiently and effectively employing the lift in the cast and the art of dry fly fishing. Henrik demonstrates and explains how important the lift is for the cast, and how by doing an alternative cast, which Henrik dubs the Triple C, one can change the lift and direction of the cast. With this demonstration and detailed explanation it is easy to see how important casting techniques are and how they benefit catching results. To add to the intrigue, Henrik employs the use of the highly practical switch rods, which are becoming more and more popular.
We are patiently awaiting the arrival of the latest Mortensen DVD – “Patterns of Patagonia”.
Henrik Mortensen #4 The Scandinavian Spey cast 1In this volume, Henrik Mortensen focuses on what he terms “the Scandinavian Spey Cast.” To lend perspective, he visits the famous River Dee in Scotland to analyze the historical roots of the traditional Spey cast with a classic Scottish ghillie. He then travels to Canada’s beautiful Gaspé Peninsula in Eastern Quebec to illustrate his modern, redefined version with practical implementation on three of the most challenging salmon rivers in the world: Grande Cascapedia, Bonaventure, and Petite Cascapedia. Under sub-optimal conditions of the early season, low water, few fish and very clear rivers, the benefits of the Scandinavian Spey Cast become apparent.