another great video - Spey Pages
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-28-2004, 02:54 AM Thread Starter
chrome-magnon man
Dana's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: west coast steelhead/salmon, BC/Alberta trout
Posts: 5,375
another great video

I finally got a copy of Henrik Mortensen's DVD The Perfect Cast and can highly recommend it for anyone interested in learning the Underhand cast. Plus there's a whole lot of interesting stuff about salmon fishing in Iceland too. I'll be doing a longer review over the summer along with a few of the other new Spey videos (Hogan's, Hazel's).

Dana is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-04-2004, 12:20 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: se atlantic coast
Posts: 212
Mortensens video

I ordered my Mortensen DVD from a well-advertised fishing club in Iceland nearly two months ago. First one arrived and wouldn't work--found out they had sent me the "European" version. Sent it back a month ago and still don't have the DVD. Caveat emptor!
clyde olson is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-20-2004, 01:03 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: se atlantic coast
Posts: 212
Fortunately my patience and that of August at the Aix 'la Salmon Club in Iceland held out and, just today, after 6 weeks of frustration, I received my DVD of Mortensen's "Perfect Cast". Beautifully done. I have little actual fishing experience compared to most of you, but I do read most everything I can get my hands on(and my wife and I did spend last weekend in an Atlanta Holiday Inn)-- to give you a sense of this reviewer's expertise. Mortensen does not spend nearly the time Derek Brown, or Simon Gawesworthy does on the mechanics of the various casts. Therefore, for the beginner, the Brown/Gawesworthy videos would be better as initial teachers. However, if one is advanced beyond the basics, and paying attention, because Mortensen is a little sparse sometimes on detail, there are many pearls on technique offered. Where the video is head and shoulders above anything I have seen todate, you will see a LOT of footage on how to fight really big, fresh, Atlantic salmon. Some of his ideas I had read of before, but many others I had never heard before, or were a little at odds from conventional wisdom on how to fight big fish. This man, however, has caught over 2300(!) Atlantic salmon, so guess he deserves our attention. The wonderful scenery, nice music, and Mortensen's pleasant personality make for a very enjoyable and informative 60+ minutes of viewing. My US$0.02---and no one really asked for it!
clyde olson is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-20-2004, 09:24 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: se atlantic coast
Posts: 212
Sorry for this error, but it's the Lax-a Icelandic Fishing Club, not Aix-whatever.
clyde olson is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-22-2004, 02:41 PM
Registered User
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Margaree River
Posts: 65
Question Mortensen's video

Dana or Clyde:
I'd be very interested in obtaining this video/DVD.
Is there any way of ensuring that one does, in fact, receive the copy that is a) in English and b) that is compatible with our TV equipment in Canada?
Did you order it through the website that Clyde mentions in Clyde's last post?
Huckleberry is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-23-2004, 09:55 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: se atlantic coast
Posts: 212
Tom--- August Agust was my contact and his e-mail address is : [email protected]
Mention that you want the US compatible version---and if you mention my name I am SURE he will know what you want! It is a tad expensive at about US$ 60., but it is becoming one of my favorite fishing video/DVDs. Good viewing! Clyde
clyde olson is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-23-2004, 09:15 PM
Registered User
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: se atlantic coast
Posts: 212
Sorry again, but there is no space between "@" and "lax-a"----correct address is [email protected] Clyde
clyde olson is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Spey Pages forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Linear Mode Linear Mode
Rate This Thread:

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Great Lakes Spey Clave steelheadkid1 Claves and Other Gatherings 6 07-29-2004 07:39 PM
2004 Great Lakes Clave - Spring 2004 dansteelieman General 0 09-18-2003 12:02 AM
Possible Great Lakes Spey Clave dansteelieman General 41 01-18-2003 10:38 AM
Watched International Spey video... juro General 8 08-04-2002 04:46 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome