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Friday Fly Day – Galloup’s Antacid

Friday Fly Day – Galloup’s Antacid

Well the brown beetle are now truly taking to the wing however we don’t always wait until beetle season to tie on a terrestrial. Galloup’s Antacid is a favourite of mine from the grassy, front country streams to the high country wilderness..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 11/17/2017
A quick rumination on the new Scott G Series fly rod

A quick rumination on the new Scott G Series fly rod

It was always going to be hard to top my Scott G2 as my favourite Mataura rod, but the feel, responsiveness and accuracy of the new G series 8’8” 4wt has upped the bar..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 11/09/2017
Team Tuesday - Owen River Lodge

Team Tuesday - Owen River Lodge

Owen River Lodge is based on the banks of, funnily enough, the Owen River not far from Murchison and has a lifetime of fly fishing locations on its door step. About a year ago owner, Felix Borenstein, invited myself and my fiancée, Charlotte, down for a few nights to check out his little spot of paradise.... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 11/07/2017
Sunday Share - Midcurrent review the Lamson Center Axis

Sunday Share - Midcurrent review the Lamson Center Axis

The Midcurrent crew have reviewed the new Waterworks Lamson Center Axis rod & reel..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 10/29/2017
Techy Thursday - Fly Line Refresher

Techy Thursday - Fly Line Refresher

We have all been fishing the last few weeks now, and maybe that old line doesn’t feel as fresh as it once was. We maybe thought we would get one more season from it but why hack on with something that performs at less than 100% when every trout, and our NZ conditions demand our best?.... Read more

by Chris Dore on 10/26/2017
Techy Thursday - The new Center Axis rod & reel from Waterworks Lamson

Techy Thursday - The new Center Axis rod & reel from Waterworks Lamson

The concept of the center axis rod & reel isn't a new one, let's just say it's been waiting for the right moment to shine and now is that time with the crew at Waterworks Lamson flicking the switch to turn a long standing an idea into a modern day reality..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 10/19/2017
Team Tuesday - Darren from Untamed Flies & Tackle

Team Tuesday - Darren from Untamed Flies & Tackle

Great to see one of our good customers out loving our gear! Head over to Untamed Flies & Tackle to see more of what Darren is all about..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 10/17/2017
Opening day Scott G Series rod test

Opening day Scott G Series rod test

We put the new Scott G Series 8'8" 5wt fly rod to the test on a couple of nice browns on a river swollen by overnight rain..... Read more

by Mike Kirkpatrick on 10/10/2017
Techy Thursday - Matt Tripet talks Simms Chest Packs

Techy Thursday - Matt Tripet talks Simms Chest Packs

A number of years ago I put aside the fly vest for the Waypoints Chest Pack. As an angler who fishes in any weather scenario, I was getting too hot and my gear in my vest was getting too wet in the rain, snow and deep river wades..... Read more

by Matt Tripet on 10/05/2017
Win Stuff Wednesday - The New Airflo Blade Fly Rod

Win Stuff Wednesday - The New Airflo Blade Fly Rod

Today we loaded up a review of the new Airflo Blade fly rod by Mike Kirkpatrick of Latitude Guiding who, as you'll read in the review, has been more accustomed to the finer things in life when it comes to his fly gear but has been blown away by his recent experiences with the rod..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 10/04/2017