Rene Vaz - Fly Fishing Articles

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The following articles are written by Rene Vaz and are published with permission of Fairfax magazines, having been first published in Fish and Game New Zealand magazine. To learn more about Rene Vaz CLICK HERE to read his bio.


SALTWATER FLY FISHING ARTICLES

Chasing the Ghosts of Aitutaki - An article about Bonefishing in Aitutaki one of the outer Islands in the Cook Islands. Here Rene's story about catching an 11lb bonefish whilst fishing the most beautiful lagoon on the planet. Published courtesy of NZ Fishing World Magazine


DRY FLY FISHING ARTICLES

Going With the Flow - An article about fishing dry flies down stream to get better drag free drifts.

Fishing the Film - An article about fishing flies in the surface film vs on top of it.


SPEY CASTING - FISHING WITH TWO HANDED RODS

Dealing with Double Handers Part 1 - Rene explains the different types of Spey rods available and the lines and casting techniques used to work them.

Dealing with Double Handers Part 2 -Rene explains more about how to fish double handers going into more specifics about their use in new Zealand.


COMPETITION FISHING ARTICLES

Fishing for Gold  - Rene tells of his experiences of competition fly fishing in New Zealand and discusses it's merits.


NYMPHING ARTICLES

Drop Shot Nymphing - Rene explains a new rig for nymphing fast rivers like the Tongariro in New Zealand

Czech Style Nymphing - A breakdown of the various types of shortline nymphing techniques used in throughout the world


STILLWATER FISHING ARTICLES

Fly Tackle For Stillwaters - Rene discussed the types of tackle that enhance success on stillwaters and their application to modern techniques.

Modern Loch Style Fishing -  Rene explains the techniques and tackle involved with drift fishing lakes from a boat.


STREAMER (WETFLY) FISHING ARTICLES


SOFT HACKLES (WEE WETS) ARTICLES


RANDOM ARTICLES THAT YOU MIGHT LIKE

Testing the Theories - Rene profiles Yoshi Nakagawa from Aucklands specialist fly fishing store Rod and Reel and discovers some of Yoshi's research on the sink rates on nymphs

Fishing New Zealand Lowland Streams - Who said that the best fishing is hiden away in the back country? Rene explains the benefits of exploring spots that are often closer to home.