Posts in Techy Thursdays

Techy Thursday - Loch Style Fishing Part 2, On The Water

Techy Thursday - Loch Style Fishing Part 2, On The Water

Having your loch style gear organised, it’s time to get out on the water and start fishing! As with all styles of fly fishing, anglers who are apt at reading the conditions will be able to fine tune their loch style technique, to best suit the state of day..... Read more

by Simon Taylor on 11/16/2017
Techy Thursday - Loch Style Fishing Part 1, Gear Set Up

Techy Thursday - Loch Style Fishing Part 1, Gear Set Up

Simon Taylor has put together a comprehensive, two part article on fly fishing lakes "Loch Style". Check out part one on Gear Setup and get ahead of the game for the lakes this season..... Read more

by Simon Taylor on 11/09/2017
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
Techy Thursday - More on the water instruction

Techy Thursday - More on the water instruction

Here's a clip that illustrates the importance of perseverance and considered actions when fishing to tricky trout..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 10/12/2017
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
Techy Thursday - Working with the weather

Techy Thursday - Working with the weather

If there's one thing I'm obsessed with when it comes to planning trips, it's the weather. At a minimum of two weeks out I'll be looking at long range forecasts trying to predict what's going to happen over the upcoming days but that looking that far out (short of a cyclone) nothing is certain no matter which way it's going..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 09/28/2017
Techy Thursday - Rods in transit

Techy Thursday - Rods in transit

So personally I'm not a fan of rods riding on bonnets and roofs, attached by a magnet or suction cupped contraption, holding on against the ever changing elements..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 09/21/2017
Techy Thursday - Know Your Estuary

Techy Thursday - Know Your Estuary

It's common for 'big water syndrome' to overwhelm many new to fishing our larger tidal estuaries, however it's not about blind chuck and chancing it. There are reasons some anglers consistently do better than others in big water and when those guys struggle, you know it’s been a tough day..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 09/14/2017
Techy Thursday - Hang Around

Techy Thursday - Hang Around

We have all been there. A long while of nothing doing and then as we near the end of our retrieve, 'WHAM!' However we have just lifted our fly away from a lunging fish and blown the chance..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 09/07/2017