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Sunday Share - The Venturing Angler reviews the Simms Waypoints Sling Pack

"For anglers looking for comfort as well as solutions to a range of on-the-water pack or vest problems, the Simms Waypoints Sling Pack is a creative solution. So what are these problems? While there are anglers who still favor vests, others greatly dislike what is regarded as clutter on the chest. In addition, while many vests are now ventilated, for some, they can often still feel like wearing another shirt on hot days and also feel imbalanced and uncomfortable with bulkier items like cameras or water bottles. For those who prefer a pack, often packs remain bulky in the front and parts of the pack tend to catch loose line (at the worst times, of course)."...Read more

Sunday Share - The Venturing Angler reviews the Simms Waypoints Sling Pack
by Chris Sharland on Jun 26 2016

Salty Saturdays - Simon Chu on Simms sun protection

In the south the season has just ended and what a beautiful Summer and Autumn we’ve had. As we cast our thoughts to winter fishing or tropical escapes its timely to remind ourselves to keep up our sun smart practices....Read more

Salty Saturdays - Simon Chu on Simms sun protection
by Chris Sharland on Jun 25 2016

Friday Fly Day - Winter Stillwaters

While many of us are out and about waving our double handers around the flow, its important to remember that winter here in NZ isn't all heavy bombs, big streamers and T tips... There are many backwaters and still-waters that deserve much attention....Read more

Friday Fly Day - Winter Stillwaters
by Chris Dore on Jun 24 2016

Techy Thursday - Fishing the loop knot

When attaching flies to tippets, I have three knots that I have developed great confidence in due to their strength, being fast and easy to tie. The simple Blood knot, Penny Knot and Lefty’s Loop are my ‘go to’ knots and I use them all in different fishing situations. Loop knots have long been used effectively by Salt Water Fly fishers to help impart movement on fly patterns like Gotchas and Clousers when chasing fish. Despite the common misconception, Loop knots can be simple to tie and lend themselves perfectively too many trout fishing situations....Read more

Techy Thursday - Fishing the loop knot
by Simon Taylor on Jun 23 2016
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