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Masterclass

Fly Casting Instruction

Scott is a 3 times World Spey casting champion and was team captain for the winning Scotland team at the Spey casting world championships in Ireland 2006. He has been a fully qualified casting instructor for over 10 years holding an Advanced Professional Game Angling Instructors Certificate the UK's highest level of casting instructor.

Casting instruction can be on a hourly or daily bases and will take place on the River Ness or at a venue that suits you

The instruction caters for all levels of caster, from the absolute beginner who wants to start of correctly, right through to the more advanced levels where a caster wants to adjust things slightly to give themselves more consistency when casting giving them better accuracy or distance, each lesson will be tailored to suit each persons particular level and needs,

During each lesson we break down each cast into easy achievable steps, allowing the caster to gain a clear understanding of how each cast works

All tackle can be supplied free of charge, as well as advice on what tackle would suit each person can be given. during the lesson, general fishing tips can also be given and any questions you might have on any aspect of the casting or fishing will be answered.

If you would like to book a lesson or you would like more information, please contact Scott directly at  scott@mackenzieflyfishing.com

Exclusive Residential Spey Casting Master Class 2017 

In 2017 we are running 2 courses on the following dates 27th-29th April  and  18th to 20th May

We have been running these courses since 2004 with clients coming from right across the UK as well as  many coming from right across the world to join us on this 2 day and 2 night course stay at one of the Highlands best award winning hotels the 4 star Deluxe New Drumossie Hotel.

During your stay you'll be booked into the hotel,on a double room single occupancy bases with full board, covering breakfast, lunch and diner during your stay,this also includes your teas coffees etc, the only added extra you might have is additional bar drinks that are not covered on the course, (non fishing partners are welcome, as well as fishing partners that also want to join the course will also get a reduction on the course cost if sharing a room.

The casting instruction will take place on the River Ness  Ness-side fishings a short drive from the hotel, where the facilities are excellent, during the course Scott will also be assisted by Ness-sides head gillie Ryan Rutherford,

Every aspect of Spey casting is covered by breaking all the different casts down into easily achievable steps allowing a clear understanding of each cast and how it works, the course is well structured and run in a very informative and friendly atmosphere, each caster will gain a clear understanding of all the different Spey casts and fly fishing in general.

During the 2 days we will cover all the different Spey casts including

  • Roll cast
  • Jump roll cast
  • Single spey cast
  • Double spey cast
  • Snake roll cast
  • Circle C cast
During the course, we will have in depth discussions on various topics which will help you learn vital things like
  • How to stand and hold the rod properly
  • How the fly line loads the rod
  • How to flex the rod properly
  • How the rod and line work together

The course will also cover more general but important topics like

  • How to wade safely
  • How to stay warm and dry when fishing
  • How to read the water like an expert
  • How to choose the right tackle that suits you and your fishing environment

River Ness

The price for this course is £695 per person, the course has a maximum of 8 people so places are strictly limited

To book a place, or to find out more details about the course, please contact Scott directly at  scott@mackenzieflyfishing.com