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Friday Fly Day - The Humble Green Caddis

Friday Fly Day - The Humble Green Caddis

Despite common perception, it’s not all glo bugs and streamers here in winter, especially on brighter days in our gin clear waters. We all know that trout feed the majority of the time on small, dark naturals but what if you need an alternative?.... Read more

by Chris Dore on 06/23/2017
Techy Thursday - It's G4Z for me!

Techy Thursday - It's G4Z for me!

I'm often asked by both anglers and guides the difference between zippered, and non-zippered waders and whether they’re worth it..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 06/22/2017
Simms Downstream Jacket review by Hatch Mag

Simms Downstream Jacket review by Hatch Mag

Flood, fold and freeze tested, the Simms Fishing Products Downstream Jacket passes the Hatch Magazine winter test..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 06/12/2017
Friday Fly Day - Hannah Clement's top pick

Friday Fly Day - Hannah Clement's top pick

We generally think of winter nymphing as done under an indicator because the assumption is that fish don't rise over the colder months. However fishing a dry and dropper rig through suitable zones like skinny water, overhanging trees and warm sunny patches is still a smart option because when that one fish does randomly rise they won't just be getting a gobful of indicator yarn..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 06/09/2017
Friday Fly Day - Tom Hodges top 3 for June

Friday Fly Day - Tom Hodges top 3 for June

Today we have asked Canterbury fly guide, Tom Hodge for his top three flies for June..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 06/02/2017
Friday Fly Day - Flies for May from Fraser Hocks

Friday Fly Day - Flies for May from Fraser Hocks

Well May is upon us now. Most of the rivers down here in Otago have now closed up for the winter. But do not despair, that's no reason to think that fishing is over. Quite the opposite, and some fantastic fishing can be had as we lead into winter..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 05/12/2017
Friday Fly Day - Ronan's Top Three for May

Friday Fly Day - Ronan's Top Three for May

Ronan Creane gives us a quick rundown of his top three flies for May..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 05/05/2017
Deneki Outdoors reviews the Airflo Kelly Galloup Super Dri flyline

Deneki Outdoors reviews the Airflo Kelly Galloup Super Dri flyline

The Airflo Kelly Galloup Nymph/Indicator line is perfect for heavy nymphing in fast flowing water, or throwing an indicator with bugs below. Check out the review from Deneki Outdoors....... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 04/18/2017
Win Stuff Wednesday - Airflo Skagit Scout Head

Win Stuff Wednesday - Airflo Skagit Scout Head

The Airflo Skagit Scout heads are the easiest way to get you into a bit of spey casting and turn your standard fly rod into a single handed spey machine. Matched with an Airflo Flo sink tip and either Airflo Miracle Braid or an Airflo running line you will have yourself a mini switch setup capable of taking on swinging big stuff on bigger rivers..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 04/12/2017
Sunday Share - Airflo Creek review by Starlo Fishing

Sunday Share - Airflo Creek review by Starlo Fishing

I really enjoyed playing with the Airflo Creek. To my eye, it’s a great-looking little stick, very light in the hand, and soft without being soggy or “noodle-like”. Some may find the embossed nymph on the rather ornate, inlaid reel seat a tad kitschy, but I loved it! I reckon if one of the Hobbits from “Lord of The Rings” owned a fly rod, it’d likely be this one..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 04/09/2017