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Rene Vaz talk for Essential Fly Fisher Tasmania

Rene Vaz talk for Essential Fly Fisher Tasmania

Rene will be traveling all the way to Launceston in Tasmania to do a talk on some specific fly fishing topics (yet to be unveiled) this coming Tuesday the 27th. Kick off time is 7pm with bar and refreshments available on the night..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 06/24/2017
Techy Thursday - Fix.com Tying The Knot

Techy Thursday - Fix.com Tying The Knot

Aussie fishing legend, Steve "Starlo" Starling has written one of the most comprehensive articles on knots and knot tying you're likely to see anywhere for the Fix.com blog..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 06/15/2017
Techy Thursday - Sight Fishing Still Waters

Techy Thursday - Sight Fishing Still Waters

Sight fishing is by far my favourite form of fly fishing, this visual style of fishing is truly addictive! Both trout living in rivers and lakes are prime sight fishing candidates; here are a few pointers that I like to practice when sight fishing still waters..... Read more

by Simon Taylor on 06/08/2017
Techy Thursday - Man Flu Alert!

Techy Thursday - Man Flu Alert!

It's that time folks when summertime activity winds down and the winter chills creep in. For many that means the dreaded Man-Flu. We at Manic are a sympathetic bunch and understand what you may be going through, so here's a fast three to get you up and fishing again in no time....... Read more

by Chris Dore on 06/01/2017
Late Autumn in the Snowy Mountains (via Flystream Magazine)

Late Autumn in the Snowy Mountains (via Flystream Magazine)

Here's some autumn insider info on the Snowy Mountains from Scott Xanthoulakis from the FlyStream blog. Embrace the season!.... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 05/31/2017
Techy Thursday - Moving late season browns

Techy Thursday - Moving late season browns

So there's one weekend to go on our Southern Lakes backcountry tributaries and with temperatures cooling the browns are on the move. However many anglers are struggling to entice these recent additions to our rivers as they hold tight on the bottom of the pools and runs showing little interest in conventional tactics..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 05/25/2017
Techy Thursday - Easy loops for Airflo Miracle Braid

Techy Thursday - Easy loops for Airflo Miracle Braid

We've been selling a lot of Airflo Miracle Braid of late as the local spey scene look for an easy to use, super long shooting running line for lighter / shorter heads. A question we often get asked is 'how do we loop this to our backing & head?'.... Read more

by Chris Dore on 05/11/2017
Techy Thursday - Late Season Glare

Techy Thursday - Late Season Glare

While the main freshwater season here in the S.I. has ended many of our top backcountry lake tributaries remain open for another month, offering often great opportunities to nab a large, migrating brown or fighting fit rainbow. However with shorter days and a very low sun angle, not to mention the incoming winter weather, glare / poor visibility will most days be an issue..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 05/04/2017
Win Stuff Wednesday - We have another winner!

Win Stuff Wednesday - We have another winner!

Congrats to Steve Doughty, winner of the wader maintenance gear from Simms and Loon. Now get to work fixing those waders up!.... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 05/03/2017
Friday Fly Day - How do you like YOUR eggs?

Friday Fly Day - How do you like YOUR eggs?

It’s that time of the year when the browns are on the move and winter edges closer to the front of everyone’s mind. Flies get heavier as fish move less to feed and louder in design to catch the eye and egg patterns begin to get more attention..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 04/28/2017