Posts in Fly Fishing South Island

H&F Invercargill Fishing Night - Tuesday 19th September

H&F Invercargill Fishing Night - Tuesday 19th September

Kicking off at 6:30pm the crew from Hunting & Fishing Invercargill will be hosting an evening of all things fishing..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 09/16/2017
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
Friday Fly Day - Guides day off

Friday Fly Day - Guides day off

Dores' goin' fishing, that is all!.... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 09/08/2017
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
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
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
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