Posts in January 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
Techy Thursday - Big streamers & missed takes

Techy Thursday - Big streamers & missed takes

With this (ahem..) delightful summer weather of late there have been more than a few times we have reached for our streamer box with great success. Cast, strip-strip-strip "BANG", and "oh bugger" as the fish doesn't stick. This is the point where most anglers turn and complain to their mate and whilst doing this, aren't catching fish....... Read more

by Chris Dore on 01/26/2017
Win Stuff Wednesday - Manic Saltwater Flies & C&F boat box

Win Stuff Wednesday - Manic Saltwater Flies & C&F boat box

You may have seen this Salty Saturday post recently where we show the C&F CFGS-4000 box loaded with a bunch of new flies from the Manic Tackle Project saltwater fly range? If not here's a recap....... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 01/25/2017
The Warehouse S01E01 - Come and work for Manic

The Warehouse S01E01 - Come and work for Manic

Gus is leaving us, but our loss is your gain! If you want to come and work for Manic then watch this video then hit the link below and get the process underway....... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 01/24/2017
Job opening at Manic Tackle Project

Job opening at Manic Tackle Project

Well we always knew this day would come, and it was always going to be a sad one, but unfortunately Gus, our warehouse executive and most favourite Australian has had enough of this shocking excuse for a summer we’re having and is heading back home to Melbourne to warm up and sink a few VB’s before the footy season starts..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 01/23/2017
Sunday Share - Fresh Waters

Sunday Share - Fresh Waters

Have you heard about the great work of the Fresh Waters programme being run in Canterbury? Through the Fresh Waters programme, young people are seeing first-hand how enjoyable, fun, and exciting the outdoors are and are growing a passion for the pursuit of fishing!.... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 01/22/2017
Salty Saturday - The Manic Saltwater Fly Collection is growing!

Salty Saturday - The Manic Saltwater Fly Collection is growing!

Most fly fishers are no strangers our iconic Manic Fly Collection. With a reputation for doing justice to the classics while simultaneously pushing the envelope of what we think a trout will eat there’s something for everyone in our comprehensive range..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 01/21/2017
Introducing the new Cobalt saltwater reel from Waterworks Lamson

Introducing the new Cobalt saltwater reel from Waterworks Lamson

A brand spanking new saltwater specific reel from Waterworks-Lamson is in the works and due here in the not too distant future...exciting times!.... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 01/20/2017
Friday Fly Day - Galloups Pearl Necklace

Friday Fly Day - Galloups Pearl Necklace

One of the more famous Galloup patterns, the Pearl Necklace is an awesome Canterbury silvery fly as well as something worth pitching around the Rotorua Lakes...or basically anywhere that has fish. It's a great looking fly!.... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 01/20/2017
Techy Thursday - A Flat Lot of Good!

Techy Thursday - A Flat Lot of Good!

And so Wellingtons rubbish weather continues!... I swear I have been trying to get into the hills since October 1st… Never mind, the central North Island is only a long drive away… A weekend just gone with a few friends reminded me of how much I love this place, and it’s often settled weather..... Read more

by Andrew Harding on 01/19/2017