Posts by Guest Blogger

Team Tuesday - Mouse Munchers in the Moonlight

Team Tuesday - Mouse Munchers in the Moonlight

Local Queenstown lad, Conor O'Boyle lays down the deal with southern nocturnal mouse munchers on spey..... Read more

by Guest Blogger on 04/11/2017
Manic Monday - Matt Jones reviews the C&F Chest Stack

Manic Monday - Matt Jones reviews the C&F Chest Stack

Going light can help simplify your fly fishing. By taking less gear, the overall weight you’re carrying drops. Having a lanyard with everything at your fingers, it’s lighter and much faster, hugely beneficial when fish may only be in shot for short periods of time where you’re fiddling round trying to apply floatant or change fly..... Read more

by Guest Blogger on 06/06/2016
Airflo Vibe Switch review by Andy Cawthorn

Airflo Vibe Switch review by Andy Cawthorn

I've been getting a lot of PM's lately from members about getting into switching, but are put off by the cost of setting up. I'm in no particular preference to any brand; its so hard to find a bad rod these days with modern materials. So, it was just fortunate that the boys from Manic Tackle Project gave me the opportunity to review the new Airflo VIBE switch rod..... Read more

by Guest Blogger on 05/25/2016
Fraser Hocks loves his Scott G2

Fraser Hocks loves his Scott G2

While the latest range of rods from Scott are amazing bits of kit, don’t underestimate the old G2. The G series of rods is the singular longest production rod in the world and that’s with good reason. The G2 has a medium action more typical of the classic trout rods of yesteryear but made with modern lightweight multi-modulus materials..... Read more

by Guest Blogger on 11/17/2015
Salty Saturdays - Mike Wilkinson in Aitutaki

Salty Saturdays - Mike Wilkinson in Aitutaki

I have dreamed of travelling to Aitutaki for years now, ever since hearing good mates narrate stories of their adventures chasing bonefish. This trip was about more than just catching a bonefish for me but I’m not lying it was pretty much top of the checklist of things to do! Nik and I haven’t been away on a real holiday together in some 15 odd years so a good balance of time chilling together, fishing and seeing the Island life was in order..... Read more

by Guest Blogger on 10/17/2015
Techy Thursdays - Airflo Clear Camo Intermediate Review

Techy Thursdays - Airflo Clear Camo Intermediate Review

Cory Scott chimes in with his thoughts on the new Airflo Clear Camo Inter line. Spoiler alert, he loves it..... Read more

by Guest Blogger on 10/15/2015
Sunday Share - 5 Fly Fishing Tips

Sunday Share - 5 Fly Fishing Tips

As the former President of the Australian Boating Industry Association, Rod’s passion for boating and fishing is utilised in his current role as Managing Director of CH Smith. Offering his masterful expertise, Rod ensures that customers leave with a love for the sea that parallels his own. He's written an informative piece on the basics of fly fishing for sure Sunday reading..... Read more

by Guest Blogger on 09/20/2015
Team Tuesday - Kaikoura Salmon Enhancement Society

Team Tuesday - Kaikoura Salmon Enhancement Society

The Kaikoura Salmon Enhancement Society Inc is an non-profit organization. Formed in 2013, its current aim is to release salmon into Lyell Creek. We released 10,000 young salmon (smolt) into Lyell Creek in July 2014 and are aiming to release 10,000 into Lyell Creek and 5,000 into the Clarence River in July 2015. We focus on fund raising, with membership fees, grants and support from around the district. Any support is greatly appreciated..... Read more

by Guest Blogger on 08/11/2015
Sunday Share - Let Them Fish

Sunday Share - Let Them Fish

We are a New Zealand founded and based Non-profit Charitable Organisation collecting used fishing and spearfishing goods and sending it to those in need in the Pacific Islands to better their communities by providing the effective equipment so that their food can become affordable and easily accessible..... Read more

by Guest Blogger on 08/02/2015
Via Gink & Gasoline - Is Your Fly Fishing The Entire Swing?

Via Gink & Gasoline - Is Your Fly Fishing The Entire Swing?

Many anglers who successfully swing flies for steelhead could be catching even more fish by improving their swing. Steelheading is all about taking advantage of every opportunity and it’s pretty common for anglers to waste as much as half their fishing time with a poorly swung fly. I include myself among them. It’s technical business and requires constant attention. The key to a good swing is keeping the fly moving at just the right speed and angle. That buttery slow swing that gives the fish time to see the fly and react. The gentle motion that entices the attack. It’s....... Read more

by Guest Blogger on 06/17/2015