Posts by Rene Vaz

Friday Fly Day - The Logic of Fly Selection

Friday Fly Day - The Logic of Fly Selection

When you look at the vast array of fly patterns that are available today it would be safe to assume that trout will in fact eat anything and the process of fly selection is just as important for the enjoyment of the angler as it is a means for fooling a fish..... Read more

by Rene Vaz on 11/25/2016
Team Tuesday - Chris did a thing

Team Tuesday - Chris did a thing

During the Manic Christmas party last year Chris Sharland's girlfriend let it slip......."did Chris tell you he saved a ladies life the other day?". The answer was "No, we had no idea", Chris wasn't going to tell us and he wouldn't be posting about it on the Manic blog so I thought I'd get in and let you all know..... Read more

by Rene Vaz on 05/10/2016
Simms Smoke it at IFTD

Simms Smoke it at IFTD

Not to be outdone the team at Simms have added to their awards haul at this years IFTD trade show winning 6 awards..... Read more

by Rene Vaz on 07/18/2015
Winter Weekend

Winter Weekend

Our brother from another mother Kyle Adams has joined a few of the manic crew down on the Taupo rivers this weekend. Looks like Kyles kicked off with a nice winter run rainbow out of the TT, or is that the Hine? Maybe the Lower Tongariro.....Anyway if you're down there we may see you on the river..... Read more

by Rene Vaz on 07/17/2015
Meridian Wins IFTD

Meridian Wins IFTD

Scott have just won the best Saltwater Fly Rod and the best of Show at IFTD 2015. Best of show badically means out of all of the fly fishing products hitting the market this year the hottest thing out there is the Meridian..... Read more

by Rene Vaz on 07/17/2015
Review Scott Meridian 907/4 Micah Adams

Review Scott Meridian 907/4 Micah Adams

The prototype I’ve been fishing is the 9’ 7# and it seems to be the perfect upgrade from the fantastic S4s range by combining plenty of power and smoothness with the Radian like features of lightness and a wickedly smooth tip and mid section. If you want perfect loops in a saltwater rod this is it!.... Read more

by Rene Vaz on 07/13/2015
Review Scott Meridian 81010/2 by Dave Bradley

Review Scott Meridian 81010/2 by Dave Bradley

We also just fished one of our annual Milkfish trips and one of our super experienced clients that has been involved in the tackle industry for near 40 years called it for the best 10# he had fished, I struggled to get the rod back off him at the end of the trip..... Read more

by Rene Vaz on 07/11/2015
Review - Scott Meridian 909/4 Clint Isaac

Review - Scott Meridian 909/4 Clint Isaac

This will no doubt become the go to Australian saltwater fly rod, its ultra light in the hand and has the power to handle everything from a small charlie style fly through to a heavy crab. We fished it in tight situations for Barra and in open water chasing Permit and Tuna..... Read more

by Rene Vaz on 07/10/2015
Review - New Scott Meridian Saltwater Fly Rods

Review - New Scott Meridian Saltwater Fly Rods

Our good friends at Scott fly rods have just anounced their latest offering the Meridian Saltwater Series. We've had a number of prototypes around NZ and Australia for the last few months and the feeling amoungst the team is unanimous, these are the hottest saltwater fly rods on the planet..... Read more

by Rene Vaz on 07/09/2015
And a very Merry Christmas to you all!

And a very Merry Christmas to you all!

From everyone here at team Manic we wish you all a very happy day with your families (and hope that you manage to sneak out for a quick flick!)..... Read more

by Rene Vaz on 12/25/2014