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Rene Vaz talk for Essential Fly Fisher Tasmania

Rene Vaz talk for Essential Fly Fisher Tasmania

Rene will be traveling all the way to Launceston in Tasmania to do a talk on some specific fly fishing topics (yet to be unveiled) this coming Tuesday the 27th. Kick off time is 7pm with bar and refreshments available on the night..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 06/24/2017
Friday Fly Day - The Humble Green Caddis

Friday Fly Day - The Humble Green Caddis

Despite common perception, it’s not all glo bugs and streamers here in winter, especially on brighter days in our gin clear waters. We all know that trout feed the majority of the time on small, dark naturals but what if you need an alternative?.... Read more

by Chris Dore on 06/23/2017
Techy Thursday - It's G4Z for me!

Techy Thursday - It's G4Z for me!

I'm often asked by both anglers and guides the difference between zippered, and non-zippered waders and whether they’re worth it..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 06/22/2017
2017 Rise Film Festival tickets available now!

2017 Rise Film Festival tickets available now!

Tickets have just dropped for the RISE Fly Fishing Film Festival's 2017 tour of Australia & NZ..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 06/22/2017
Win Stuff Wednesday - Simms Windstopper Guide Beanie

Win Stuff Wednesday - Simms Windstopper Guide Beanie

Continuing on our "it's-cold-outside-here's-something-to-keep-you-warm" theme (it is the solstice after all) we thought that something to keep that melon nice and toasty was in order..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 06/21/2017
Team Tuesday - A bit of a weekend wander

Team Tuesday - A bit of a weekend wander

Cam and I went for a last minute, end of season, back country walk in the Kaimanawas on the weekend to try and fool a couple of deer and see how the river was stacking up with fish on their way upstream to spawn..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 06/20/2017
Manic Monday - The Dream Stream

Manic Monday - The Dream Stream

With a long winter fast approaching, myself (Mike Kirkpatrick) and good mate Hans Kreuer, have planned a last fishing trip for the season to the North Island. We'd make a made a tentative contact with Miles Rushmer, who guides up around the Bay of Plenty region. We were to find out it was indeed a 'a bay of plenty'.... Read more

by Mike Kirkpatrick on 06/19/2017
Techy Thursday - Fix.com Tying The Knot

Techy Thursday - Fix.com Tying The Knot

Aussie fishing legend, Steve "Starlo" Starling has written one of the most comprehensive articles on knots and knot tying you're likely to see anywhere for the Fix.com blog..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 06/15/2017
Win Stuff Wednesday - Congrats to Reid Calvert!

Win Stuff Wednesday - Congrats to Reid Calvert!

The lucky Reid Calvert has won himself a pair of the life saving Simms Tightline gloves. Winter sorted!.... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 06/14/2017
Team Tuesday - Tim Angeli returns to Argentina

Team Tuesday - Tim Angeli returns to Argentina

After my first trip to Argentina last year to chase sea-run browns on the Rio Gallegos in Southern Patagonia, I absolutely fell in love with the place and couldn't wait to return. Fortunately, I was able to make that a reality this year again, with the added bonus of having a great group of similarly-obsessed kiwi fly anglers..... Read more

by Tim Angeli on 06/13/2017