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Techy Thursday - Targeting 'Oncers'

Techy Thursday - Targeting 'Oncers'

The other day on the river we experienced a common occurrence on the Mataura, and something I’ve seen many anglers mentioning / lamenting in their posts of late... The hatch is on, however the fish aren’t really locked into the surface, occasionally rising and moving position thereafter, making it hard to nail them down for a dry fly presentation..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 04/27/2017
Win Stuff Wednesday - Get those waders ready for winter

Win Stuff Wednesday - Get those waders ready for winter

With the change of season comes less wet wading and more time spent in waders. Kiwis are traditionally very hard on gear so it pays to spend a bit of time giving your waders some love before you start doing the hard yards in them this winter and we've got two products to give away that will help with that task..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 04/26/2017
Manic Monday - Changing Conditions, Going with the Flow

Manic Monday - Changing Conditions, Going with the Flow

This clip takes place a few years back in the first month of the season where the temperatures were cool and the weather all over the place. We had it all - sun, rain and fresh snow on the foothills..... Read more

by Mike Kirkpatrick on 04/24/2017
Salty Saturday - YETI Presents

Salty Saturday - YETI Presents "120 Days"

Few people know anything the way David Mangum knows tarpon fishing. His hunger to better understand these primordial monster borders on obsession. It also makes him one of the best fishing guides in the world. Follow David as he scouts the flats and talks tarpon in 120 Days: Tarpon Season..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 04/22/2017
Friday Fly Day - Unweighted Trout Food

Friday Fly Day - Unweighted Trout Food

Yesterday we covered my thoughts on autumn nymphing and the importance of unweighted patterns. Check out a few deadly unweighteds from the Manic Fly Collection..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 04/21/2017
Fly Fishing New Zealand - Kahikatea GOLD!

Fly Fishing New Zealand - Kahikatea GOLD!

Dan and I use our pack-rafts to push up into some lowland swamps where my dad used to take me fishing as a kid. Great to revisit this place after more than 30 years..... Read more

by Andrew Harding on 04/20/2017
Techy Thursday - Autumn Unweighteds

Techy Thursday - Autumn Unweighteds

As the waters cool and the mayfly activity increases, fish will often move up higher into the riffles than usual. That ankle - calf deep water right up the head, or along the very edge of the riffly water now becomes my target area and anyone who fishes the famous, Mataura river knows: it's the shallowest of the rocky riffles that offer the best nymphing..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 04/20/2017
Win Stuff Wednesday - Loon Rogue Debard Pliers

Win Stuff Wednesday - Loon Rogue Debard Pliers

Don't tie your own flies but want to step ito the world of barbless flies? Look no further, Loon has got you sorted with the Rogue Debarb Pliers..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 04/19/2017
Deneki Outdoors reviews the Airflo Kelly Galloup Super Dri flyline

Deneki Outdoors reviews the Airflo Kelly Galloup Super Dri flyline

The Airflo Kelly Galloup Nymph/Indicator line is perfect for heavy nymphing in fast flowing water, or throwing an indicator with bugs below. Check out the review from Deneki Outdoors....... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 04/18/2017