Posts by Chris Dore

Techy Thursday - Know Your Estuary

Techy Thursday - Know Your Estuary

It's common for 'big water syndrome' to overwhelm many new to fishing our larger tidal estuaries, however it's not about blind chuck and chancing it. There are reasons some anglers consistently do better than others in big water and when those guys struggle, you know it’s been a tough day..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 09/14/2017
Techy Thursday - Hang Around

Techy Thursday - Hang Around

We have all been there. A long while of nothing doing and then as we near the end of our retrieve, 'WHAM!' However we have just lifted our fly away from a lunging fish and blown the chance..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 09/07/2017
Friday Fly Day - The Mighty Pheasant Tail

Friday Fly Day - The Mighty Pheasant Tail

Another OG of the fly scene, the pheasant tail nymph has been around since nymphing became a thing, and still today catches anything that swims. The reason? It simply looks like what trout eat. Very much like what trout eat..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 09/01/2017
Techy Thursday - Going The Distance

Techy Thursday - Going The Distance

Following on from last week, and as I'm focusing heavily on thrashing the tidal zones myself at present, casting for distance is todays topic..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 08/31/2017
Techy Thursday - Shooting Heads, Forty Plus lines and how to handle them

Techy Thursday - Shooting Heads, Forty Plus lines and how to handle them

Let's delve into the world of shooting heads and integrated shooting head fly lines like the Airflo 40+. This is some basic explanation on best uses for these lines as well as how to get the most out of your casting efforts with them..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 08/24/2017
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
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
Friday Fly Day - Charles Smith's Top 3 Canal Flies

Friday Fly Day - Charles Smith's Top 3 Canal Flies

There are a lot of cracking trout coming from the Twizel area canals at the moment so we asked our mate, and canal guru Charles Smith on his favourite three of the moment..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 08/04/2017
Techy Thursday - Stream Mouth Intel

Techy Thursday - Stream Mouth Intel

Picture your typical lake stream mouth. These can fish well at this time of year but are not as easy to fish as some think..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 08/03/2017