Posts in Rotorua

Friday Fly Day - Mega Rabbit Silver

Friday Fly Day - Mega Rabbit Silver

Looking for a killer fly to pull about the estuaries and upper tidal areas? The Mega Rabbit Silver is a newbie to the Manic Fly Collection and judging by how many my mates taxed from my fly box this weekend past, is bound to be a hit this springtime..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 09/15/2017
Airflo Blade Fly Rod Review

Airflo Blade Fly Rod Review

One of the benefits of working in the fishing trade is that you often get to test many of the goodies that are soon to come out on the market. As a fly fishing bum, the thing that really excites me the most is getting out, fishing and casting new rods and in particular, new season catalogue items that you know the public will love..... Read more

by Mike Davis on 09/12/2017
Techy Thursday - Stream Mouth Intel

Techy Thursday - Stream Mouth Intel

Picture your typical lake stream mouth. These can fish well at this time of year but are not as easy to fish as some think..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 08/03/2017
Sunday Share - Rob Vaz fly fishing guide

Sunday Share - Rob Vaz fly fishing guide

Your Kiwi born fly fishing guide Rob Vaz is a mad keen angler based in the Central North Island. Guiding from Rotorua, Waikato, King Country, Turangi, Taupo regions. Rob offers not just a days guiding but an angling experience not to be forgotten, with plenty of humor and tuition when throwing the fly..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 07/30/2017
Friday Fly Day - Get Luminous

Friday Fly Day - Get Luminous

Some nights on the water, movement just isn't enough, for one reason or another, be it picky fish, an abundance of food or maybe floating debris following a fresh, the fish just aren't noticing / eating your fly..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 07/21/2017
Friday Fly Day - Bloody good Buggers

Friday Fly Day - Bloody good Buggers

The timeless woolly bugger is one of those "if you could pick five flies for the rest of your life" candidates. Very effective in a lot of different situations, easy to tie and fish really have something against them..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 07/14/2017
Techy Thursday - Fits Like A Glove

Techy Thursday - Fits Like A Glove

If you're out there and doing it this winter, there's a high chance you're gloved up. If not, then you're probably the one out there fumbling and making a tough time of it all. This doesn't have to be..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 06/29/2017
Manic Monday - The Dream Stream

Manic Monday - The Dream Stream

With a long winter fast approaching, myself (Mike Kirkpatrick) and good mate Hans Kreuer, have planned a last fishing trip for the season to the North Island. We'd make a made a tentative contact with Miles Rushmer, who guides up around the Bay of Plenty region. We were to find out it was indeed a 'a bay of plenty'.... Read more

by Mike Kirkpatrick on 06/19/2017
Sunday Share - Alexander Schuler

Sunday Share - Alexander Schuler

Alexander Schuler son of H&F Rotorua's Johns Schuler, giving his Airflo Brookie set a nudge on a local Waikato stream..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 03/12/2017
Friday Fly Day - Eggs Eggs Eggs

Friday Fly Day - Eggs Eggs Eggs

Eggs. Glo bugs or emerging trout imitations. However you want to look at them, love 'em or hate 'em they can certainly do the job. I don't often use egg patterns but when I do, its to get things moving and as such, keep a variety in my box. Here are a few personal thoughts and approaches for fishing Manic egg patterns..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 07/22/2016