Posts in April 2017

Sunday Share - South Island ramble

Sunday Share - South Island ramble

25 days straight fishing with the best gear out there. Highlights?.... Read more

by Andrew Harding on 04/30/2017
Salty Saturday - Bonefish, meet Mr Chu

Salty Saturday - Bonefish, meet Mr Chu

Hmm, seems like this is becoming quite the familiar sight, not that we'd ever get sick of it. Mr Chu with yet another Aitutaki Bonefish from his recent trip..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 04/29/2017
Friday Fly Day - How do you like YOUR eggs?

Friday Fly Day - How do you like YOUR eggs?

It’s that time of the year when the browns are on the move and winter edges closer to the front of everyone’s mind. Flies get heavier as fish move less to feed and louder in design to catch the eye and egg patterns begin to get more attention..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 04/28/2017
Techy Thursday - Targeting 'Oncers'

Techy Thursday - Targeting 'Oncers'

The other day on the river we experienced a common occurrence on the Mataura, and something I’ve seen many anglers mentioning / lamenting in their posts of late... The hatch is on, however the fish aren’t really locked into the surface, occasionally rising and moving position thereafter, making it hard to nail them down for a dry fly presentation..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 04/27/2017
Win Stuff Wednesday - Get those waders ready for winter

Win Stuff Wednesday - Get those waders ready for winter

With the change of season comes less wet wading and more time spent in waders. Kiwis are traditionally very hard on gear so it pays to spend a bit of time giving your waders some love before you start doing the hard yards in them this winter and we've got two products to give away that will help with that task..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 04/26/2017
Manic Monday - Changing Conditions, Going with the Flow

Manic Monday - Changing Conditions, Going with the Flow

This clip takes place a few years back in the first month of the season where the temperatures were cool and the weather all over the place. We had it all - sun, rain and fresh snow on the foothills..... Read more

by Mike Kirkpatrick on 04/24/2017
Salty Saturday - YETI Presents

Salty Saturday - YETI Presents "120 Days"

Few people know anything the way David Mangum knows tarpon fishing. His hunger to better understand these primordial monster borders on obsession. It also makes him one of the best fishing guides in the world. Follow David as he scouts the flats and talks tarpon in 120 Days: Tarpon Season..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 04/22/2017
Friday Fly Day - Unweighted Trout Food

Friday Fly Day - Unweighted Trout Food

Yesterday we covered my thoughts on autumn nymphing and the importance of unweighted patterns. Check out a few deadly unweighteds from the Manic Fly Collection..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 04/21/2017
Fly Fishing New Zealand - Kahikatea GOLD!

Fly Fishing New Zealand - Kahikatea GOLD!

Dan and I use our pack-rafts to push up into some lowland swamps where my dad used to take me fishing as a kid. Great to revisit this place after more than 30 years..... Read more

by Andrew Harding on 04/20/2017