In 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.
Henrik's perfection of the Scandinavian Spey Cast, and his unique method of body movement and its importance in the cast is also neatly illustrated from the banks of the river Mörrum in Sweden. From both the European and North American continents, he also demonstrates where and when one should use short and long casts, and the type of line and leader to use under various circumstances. When the salmon doesn't take the fly, simply change tactics...this shows you how.