Posts in Friday Fly Day

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
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
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
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
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
Friday Fly Day - Dore's Top 3 for Winter '17

Friday Fly Day - Dore's Top 3 for Winter '17

Winter fishing getting you down? With very low and clear conditions for the majority of winter thus far, your usual winter fly box might be a little too much..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 07/28/2017
Friday Fly Day - Bloody good Buggers

Friday Fly Day - Bloody good Buggers

The timeless woolly bugger is one of those "if you could pick five flies for the rest of your life" candidates. Very effective in a lot of different situations, easy to tie and fish really have something against them..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 07/14/2017
Friday Fly Day - Night Rider

Friday Fly Day - Night Rider

There are three things I consider when choosing a fly at night: Movement, luminosity or silhouette. I alternate these attributes as needed, and according to conditions until I crack it, personally employing lumo flies as a last resort..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 07/07/2017