Posts in Taupo

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
Win Stuff Wednesday - Andrew Morrow, please stand up!

Win Stuff Wednesday - Andrew Morrow, please stand up!

Congrats to Andrew Morrow for winning the recent Win Stuff Wednesday with his correct guess of the Hooligans and Ultimate Eggs being Andrew Burden's current Sporting Life Fishing Outfitters - Turangi hot picks for the Taupo fishery..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 08/23/2017
Scott Meridian NZ Special review update

Scott Meridian NZ Special review update

I reviewed the Scott Meridian NZ Special about 18 months ago so high time for an update after extended love / love relationship with her. I still stand by the comment that I don’t think there is a better rod on the market today more suited to big water such as the Tongariro, lakes, river mouths or many of the larger South Island braided systems..... Read more

by Andrew Harding on 08/22/2017
Friday Fly Day - Tom's last minute Turangi box fillers

Friday Fly Day - Tom's last minute Turangi box fillers

So on Win-Stuff Wednesday we got the low down from the man himself, the Mayor of Turangi, Andrew Burdon on flies YOU should be packing this big weekend for the Tongariro. Not long afterwards we got a text from Tom Hodge of Canterbury's Epic NZ Adventures who has been spending the week chasing the trout of the Tongariro, and we couldn't help but talk fishing.... Read more

by Chris Dore on 08/11/2017
Win Stuff Wednesday - Andrew Burden's favourite Taupo flies

Win Stuff Wednesday - Andrew Burden's favourite Taupo flies

If there is anyone who knows what's going good on the rivers down in Taupo it's the Mayor of Turangi and Sporting Life Outfitters legend, Mr Andrew Burden. In the clip he tells us what to swing, what to get down with and his pick of egg flies..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 08/09/2017
Sporting Life Winter Fly Fest Timetable

Sporting Life Winter Fly Fest Timetable

Five more sleeps to go. We've put together a bit of a timetable for you all to check out so you know what's happening when. Check it out, there's a lot going on!.... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 08/07/2017
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
Manic Monday - Lads on tour

Manic Monday - Lads on tour

It's not often team Manic gets to fish together and we were still two members short in the forms of Rene Vaz and Chris Dore. We did have a couple of ring ins to take their places with Jacob Freeman coming up from Christchurch for the third year in a row and Matt's mate Henry who was keen on getting his first fish to the bank. The newest addition to the Manic team, Ben Munro (more on that tomorrow) was along for his first lads trip which was a true baptism by fire. He turned up to work today so....... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 07/17/2017