Fishing expert Hugh Falkus looks the first stage of spey casting, making a roll cast. Falkus on fly casting DVD: The Falkus approach to flycasting is unusual. Most anglers consider Spey casting as something to be used only in certain conditions or, more usually, as too difficult to learn easily. Hugh maintained that this is nonsense and that Spey casting had a ‘bad press’. It should be used normally, in place of the overhead cast; for single handed trout rods as well as for salmon and, indeed, for boat fishing as well – and he demonstrates in detail how safe, how simple to learn, and how easy on the angler Spey casting can be.*The effectiveness of his teaching technique can be judged by the fact that the producer of this programme – who had previously avoided the Spey Cast for the reasons above – now uses it regularly as a result of watching the master at work.
Angling classics – Expert angler Ray Baker show us how to catch Pike using the fly. The Primeval Pike DVD: This Pike has been around for over 60 million years. The Primeval Pike DVD gives us a historical perspective on the fish and looks at pike biology and behaviour. Dedicated pike anglers show us their most successful baiting methods and we are treated to the joy of watching them land pike after pike of all sizes. *Highly acclaimed angler and presenter Andy Nicholson joins forces with The British Museum and fellow expert anglers Ray Baker, Dr. Bruno Broughton, Martyn Page, Vic ‘the Rig’ Bellars and Max Cottis to raise the profile of this ancient species and to make a compelling case for treating the pike with care and respect