Posts in How To's

Manic Monday - Becoming a certified casting instructor

Manic Monday - Becoming a certified casting instructor

Before I start, I would like make it clear that these are my own experiences on becoming certified by the International Federation of Fly Fishers as a casting instructor. Countless people have become certified before me and again, countless people will become certified after me, all of which will experience different challenges along the way. I write this to encourage anyone who has thought of taking the journey to do so and to give an insight as to what I believe it takes to be successful in the certification process..... Read more

by Gus Lapin on 03/13/2017
Techy Thursdays - Stop & Think

Techy Thursdays - Stop & Think

On return from the 2016 Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championships held in Mont Tremblant Canada, competing with the New Zealand Fly Fishing Team, my attention to looking at why we lose fish has made me stop and think. We hear it all to often 'the fish spat the hook' or 'the line just went slack'! It all starts before we make the cast..... Read more

by John Gummer on 03/09/2017
Friday Fly Day - Advanced Grubbing

Friday Fly Day - Advanced Grubbing

So while it's now autumn in the South, willow grubbing has come into its own. Recent (finally) hot weather has cicada on the wing in the high country and willow grubs dropping in the lowland. Being late in the season, yet relatively early in the grub fall the fish are more finicky than usual so here are a few tips from Dore to get you hooked up.... Read more

by Chris Dore on 03/03/2017
Techy Thursday - Late Summer Tips with Lucas O'Sullivan

Techy Thursday - Late Summer Tips with Lucas O'Sullivan

Late summer can be a tough time to fish but if you apply these 3 tips it will make your life a whole lot easier, and most importantly you’ll catch more fish!.... Read more

by Chris Dore on 02/23/2017
Techy Thursday - Fixing pinholes in waders

Techy Thursday - Fixing pinholes in waders

So it's February and chances are by now, your waders have been given a hammering. While goretex is the most breathable, 'durably waterproof' wader material on the market, it's time to give your Simms a health check..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 02/16/2017
Techy Thursday - Big streamers & missed takes

Techy Thursday - Big streamers & missed takes

With this (ahem..) delightful summer weather of late there have been more than a few times we have reached for our streamer box with great success. Cast, strip-strip-strip "BANG", and "oh bugger" as the fish doesn't stick. This is the point where most anglers turn and complain to their mate and whilst doing this, aren't catching fish....... Read more

by Chris Dore on 01/26/2017
Sunday Share - Fresh Waters

Sunday Share - Fresh Waters

Have you heard about the great work of the Fresh Waters programme being run in Canterbury? Through the Fresh Waters programme, young people are seeing first-hand how enjoyable, fun, and exciting the outdoors are and are growing a passion for the pursuit of fishing!.... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 01/22/2017
Friday Fly Day - Galloups Pearl Necklace

Friday Fly Day - Galloups Pearl Necklace

One of the more famous Galloup patterns, the Pearl Necklace is an awesome Canterbury silvery fly as well as something worth pitching around the Rotorua Lakes...or basically anywhere that has fish. It's a great looking fly!.... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 01/20/2017
Techy Thursday - A Flat Lot of Good!

Techy Thursday - A Flat Lot of Good!

And so Wellingtons rubbish weather continues!... I swear I have been trying to get into the hills since October 1st… Never mind, the central North Island is only a long drive away… A weekend just gone with a few friends reminded me of how much I love this place, and it’s often settled weather..... Read more

by Andrew Harding on 01/19/2017
Friday Fly Day - Getting Squeaky

Friday Fly Day - Getting Squeaky

So rumours abound of mice population boosts on a number of our South Island beech lined rivers and lakes, and here's how you can take advantage of it..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 01/13/2017