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Win Stuff Wednesday - Andrew Morrow, please stand up!

Win Stuff Wednesday - Andrew Morrow, please stand up!

Congrats to Andrew Morrow for winning the recent Win Stuff Wednesday with his correct guess of the Hooligans and Ultimate Eggs being Andrew Burden's current Sporting Life Fishing Outfitters - Turangi hot picks for the Taupo fishery..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 08/23/2017
Queenstown, Saturday September 16th - Chris Dore's World Of Spey

Queenstown, Saturday September 16th - Chris Dore's World Of Spey

Chris Dore and a team of educated spey enthusiasts will be running a World of Spey Day on Saturday September 16th at the Shotover Delta near Queenstown..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 08/23/2017
Scott Meridian NZ Special review update

Scott Meridian NZ Special review update

I reviewed the Scott Meridian NZ Special about 18 months ago so high time for an update after extended love / love relationship with her. I still stand by the comment that I don’t think there is a better rod on the market today more suited to big water such as the Tongariro, lakes, river mouths or many of the larger South Island braided systems..... Read more

by Andrew Harding on 08/22/2017
Manic Monday - Join the Manic team!

Manic Monday - Join the Manic team!

We have a position to fill here at Manic! Come and join the team as our new Warehouse and Customer Service Executive..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 08/21/2017
Salty Saturday - Untamed Flies & Tackle reviews the new Simms Dry Creek Back Pack

Salty Saturday - Untamed Flies & Tackle reviews the new Simms Dry Creek Back Pack

Darren Asquith of Untamed Flies & Tackle is a Christmas Island regular so there's no better person to go and give the new Simms Dry Creek Back Pack a run for its money in the salty stuff..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 08/19/2017
Friday Fly Day - Get slick!

Friday Fly Day - Get slick!

Sometimes when fishing, it's all about profile. How much water your fly moves, how much movement is generated by materials, and how visible is your fly from a distance (presenting a head on, or broadside profile to the fish can be super important too, but that blog's still sitting on my phone somewhere)..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 08/18/2017
Techy Thursday - 2017 Airflo Forge Flyline

Techy Thursday - 2017 Airflo Forge Flyline

With a heritage shared by the popular Platinum Chalkstream and Superdri Backcountry, the Forge is a price pointed flyline packing premium performance..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 08/17/2017
Team Tuesday - Gus nails a stripper, I mean Striper

Team Tuesday - Gus nails a stripper, I mean Striper

Manic's warehouse manager and Aussie Rules aficionado, Gus Lapin is over in the US at the moment getting away from our winter and doing a bit of fishing..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 08/15/2017
Adventure Angler Season 8 starts on Seven Mate this Sunday

Adventure Angler Season 8 starts on Seven Mate this Sunday

This is one for the Ozzie's only unfortunately but Micah is working hard to get it back on NZ telly soon..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 08/11/2017
Friday Fly Day - Tom's last minute Turangi box fillers

Friday Fly Day - Tom's last minute Turangi box fillers

So on Win-Stuff Wednesday we got the low down from the man himself, the Mayor of Turangi, Andrew Burdon on flies YOU should be packing this big weekend for the Tongariro. Not long afterwards we got a text from Tom Hodge of Canterbury's Epic NZ Adventures who has been spending the week chasing the trout of the Tongariro, and we couldn't help but talk fishing.... Read more

by Chris Dore on 08/11/2017