Posts in Fly Fishing North Island

Manic Monday - Pure Fly NZ North Island Tiki Tour Magic Moment

Manic Monday - Pure Fly NZ North Island Tiki Tour Magic Moment

Here's another Magic Moment from the upcoming season two of Pure Fly NZ. This time we're back with the brothers of banter, Andrew Harding and Matt Hince who give us a small taste of the dry fly things to come this summer..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 09/18/2017
Friday Fly Day - Mega Rabbit Silver

Friday Fly Day - Mega Rabbit Silver

Looking for a killer fly to pull about the estuaries and upper tidal areas? The Mega Rabbit Silver is a newbie to the Manic Fly Collection and judging by how many my mates taxed from my fly box this weekend past, is bound to be a hit this springtime..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 09/15/2017
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
Manic Monday - Pure Fly NZ East Cape Magic Moment

Manic Monday - Pure Fly NZ East Cape Magic Moment

With the new season of Pure Fly NZ ready to screen this coming October we've got a few sneak peaks of some magic moments up our sleeves to share with you guys..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 09/11/2017
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
Team Tuesday - Where's Yoshi?

Team Tuesday - Where's Yoshi?

With the closing down of Totally Fly that's been the question on everyone's mind, "Where's Yoshi?". Well let us fill you in....... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 08/29/2017
Friday Fly Day - The O.G. Dry fly

Friday Fly Day - The O.G. Dry fly

The Cochybondhu is a quintessential terrestrial pattern, subtle in the film but super enticing to trout. For all the newbies, the Cochy was the Kiwi anglers Blowfly, before the Blowfly, often our first up searching pattern..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 08/25/2017
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
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