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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 10-08-2007, 05:12 AM Thread Starter
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New Henrik Mortensen dvd

There is coming out a new dvd from Henrik Mortensen "The Scandinavian Spey Cast"

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http://www.henrik-mortensen.com/?q=node/90
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looks great

I wonder if jack will still be selling HM's stuff....
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Hopefully so, I love watching these videos.

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Man, I almost needed a roll of paper towels watching the trailer.

Where can we get this video, so I can enjoy it at home?
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Jamey,
Any fly shop should be able to order it for you. Though Henrik now works for Scierra/Svendsen Sports, the fact is that the videos (there are three now with a fourth on the way) are available through several of the wholesale book/video distributors so that almost any shop can order them. I'll bet Redshed probably has it in stock. Give Poppy a call.
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hey jr

Do you use scando setups up on the sheboygan/milwaukee?
I hope to get up there sometime later in fall/early winter...sure would be cool to meet Mortensen some time..I want to know; what is the deal with his arm tatoos !
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Scando heads do work great on the Milw and Sheboygan. Although I didn't attend, I believe Mortensen did do a demonstration at the old speydays organized by Rob Estlund. Jr.Spey can surely can chime in with the details. I know he did some classes on the east and west coasts last year _ I agree, it would be awesome do get him back to this general area sometime.
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Yes, he did a spey days several years ago on the Milwaukee. It was the beginning of the interest in Scando heads and so-called underhanded casting in this area. I know Henrik fairly well as I fished with him in Iceland for two years back in the early part of this decade. I also spend some time with him at the Denver Fly fishing Retailer Show each year. I was the one who asked him to do the spey days, and I can probably get him to do something like it down the road as he's now living in the US. Send me a PM if you're interested, and I'll see what I can do. I do NOT know him well enough to be able to explain his arm art.

I have essentially gotten rid of all my full speylines, and I had a bunch of them, and gone completely to Scando heads and the occasional Skagit head. I find the Scandos work extremely well on the Sheboygan, Milwaukee, Oconto, and similar streams. I also use them most of the time when I trek over to the Muskegon. That river is ideal for the DDC Connect Guideline PowerTaper with interchangeable tips.
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am interested in learning and live in Grayslake, IL, so just a moderate drive to Milwaukee and I can do sheboygan as a day trip...I may attend the november guideline clave in MI, but it would be cool to see HM in person one day...I just picked up an hms vii 7/8 which I intend to be my primary steelhead rod, and have the perfect cast film....If anyone is teaching classes, or other learning opportunities up in WI I would love to know about the opportunities...

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HM:s arm art

Hello,

First off, I do not know Henrik Mortensen personally, but I´ve attended various spycasting meetings here in scandinavia where he´s been present and performing his style of scando casting. So this is only based on watching him cast.

Concerning his arm art - he´s doing something that won´t work for most (though it certainly works for him!!!) he´s using a roll of the shoulder (to use Simon Gawesworth expression in Modern Speycasting DVD) to put extra power in the forward stroke.

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he´s using a roll of the shoulder (to use Simon Gawesworth expression in Modern Speycasting DVD) to put extra power in the forward stroke.

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It's actually a bit more of a whole upper body roll and is a fairly gentle motion that imparts nice power. I've cast with Henrik and am also looking forward to the new DVD. We were on the Gaspé the same week for the last two years when he was filming it.
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It's actually a bit more of a whole upper body roll and is a fairly gentle motion that imparts nice power. I've cast with Henrik and am also looking forward to the new DVD. We were on the Gaspé the same week for the last two years when he was filming it.
I´d still say it´s a roll of the shoulder cast as I´ve observed
The lean into, if you know what I mean, is common on the forward stroke, but HM as I see it, then rolls his shoulder to emphasize the forward stroke!

I could be wrong, wouldn´t be the first time..

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No argument, I agree the shoulder does roll.
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I noticed the shoulder roll too, and have played with it. As long as you control the rod tip path and the stop, it seems to be ok

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No argument, I agree the shoulder does roll.
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The shoulder does roll, but then again his whole upper body does...
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