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by Chris Dore on 03/17/2017
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 - Chris' Boots Are Made For Walking

Techy Thursday - Chris' Boots Are Made For Walking

So by now my boots have cracked over 100 days for the season and are looking a little less than new, and while I feel they have several more trips left before they visit the big 'boot rack in the sky' its time to replace them to again look the part, and to ensure safe wading on upcoming backcountry hikes..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 03/02/2017
Sunday Share - Putting some bend into the Scott Flex 8ft #4

Sunday Share - Putting some bend into the Scott Flex 8ft #4

A few months ago, I was lucky to be given the new Scott Flex 804-4 (8ft, 4wt) from the Manic Tackle guys to test out on some of my local Tasmanian Trout. Since then, I have given the little Flex a good workout on a variety of different waters around the state, and have been impressed with how the rod has performed..... Read more

by Simon Taylor on 02/19/2017
Wayne Barnes and the Scott Flex team up for a double

Wayne Barnes and the Scott Flex team up for a double

Wayne Barnes just clocked his first ever double with the Scott Flex 905/4, congrats mate!.... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 02/17/2017
Friday Fly Day - The Goulburn River with Erhan Cinar

Friday Fly Day - The Goulburn River with Erhan Cinar

This summer has been different to most on the Goulburn river. Due to the colossal wet season we experienced in winter the river level for most part of summer has been lower than most years, with an average of about 3000 meg allowing the river to have an abundance of insect life with caddis, mayfly and terrestrials all on the menu..... Read more

by Erhan Cinar on 02/17/2017
The new Simms Headwaters Pro wader is here

The new Simms Headwaters Pro wader is here

It's not often you see a new wader from Simms but you can be damn sure that if one comes out it'll be something special worth taking notice of. Well that's just happened in the form of the new Simms Headwaters Pro Gore-tex wader.... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 02/03/2017
Friday Fly Day - Three saltwater must haves

Friday Fly Day - Three saltwater must haves

The kingfish that accompany our Stingrays in shallow water either eat first cast, or require multiple shots. Thankfully they can be fired up pretty easily when needed and Manic have a fly for all occasions..... Read more

by Lucas Allen on 02/03/2017
Techy Thursday - Line trays for hassle free line control

Techy Thursday - Line trays for hassle free line control

Wading the stunning flats of the Golden Bay this week it suddenly all came together for me. A kingie finning at 60 odd feet. The pickup, the cast landing perfectly 20' in his path. The strip and the growing bow wave. BANG! It was all on!.... Read more

by Chris Dore on 02/02/2017
Friday Fly Day - Mike Hartstonge's top five

Friday Fly Day - Mike Hartstonge's top five

Michael Hartstonge is a Southland based fishing guide with 30 years experience in that region. You might know him from ‘The Source - New Zealand’ and ‘Predator’ DVDs made by our friend Nick Reygaert of Gin Clear Media. Here’s his favourite five Manic flies for the wily browns of Southland..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 01/27/2017