In 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 case 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.
And for the first time in his DVD series, Henrik illustrates the seductive and very habit-forming dry fly fishing. It is surreal to watch how a big fish rises from the bottom to swallow an intriguing dry fly drifting on the surface. Remember, the water in these rivers is extremely clear, which only adds to the pleasure of viewing this type of alluring fly fishing.
As in the previous volume, Henrik is back at the three fantastic world-class Canadian salmon rivers of Bonaventure, Petite Cascapedia and Grand Cascapedia. They are magical rivers, hailed as North America's best rivers for Atlantic salmon.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Henrik Mortensen has worked professionally in fly tackle design and development for some of Europe’s largest tackle manufacturers. He is currently Head of Design and Development for Scierra (www.scierra.com). He conducts over 120 casting seminars per year as well as several Atlantic salmon fishing schools. He is a native of Denmark, but now lives in the United States for several months of the year.