Posts in June 2017

Friday Fly Day - Committed to the swing

Friday Fly Day - Committed to the swing

Tomorrow officially kicks off the new Taupo winter licence season and a while ago I bandied around the idea of having a no nymph winter and committing to just swinging flies in the various forms of double hand, single hand, mini, micro, medium, bavarian, macro and dredging..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 06/30/2017
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
Win Stuff Wednesday - Winner of the Simms Windstopper Guide Beanie is...

Win Stuff Wednesday - Winner of the Simms Windstopper Guide Beanie is...

James Mabin! Congrats mate, we'll get this headwarming device on its way to you ASAP..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 06/28/2017
Team Tuesday - Jake Williams

Team Tuesday - Jake Williams

Young legend, Jake Williams of Ballingers Hunting & Fishing in Christchurch, sent us a couple of recent images of some south island stonkers he's bumped into on his recent fishing travels. Beautiful looking bows!.... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 06/27/2017
Manic Monday - 2017 Sporting Life Winter Fly Fest

Manic Monday - 2017 Sporting Life Winter Fly Fest

As promised here a few more details for the upcoming Sporting Life - Winter Fly Fest on August the 12th. Really cool feedback from a bunch of crew from all over the country looking to attend so book your trip now, it's looking to be a very busy weekend in Turangi!.... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 06/26/2017
Rene Vaz talk for Essential Fly Fisher Tasmania

Rene Vaz talk for Essential Fly Fisher Tasmania

Rene will be traveling all the way to Launceston in Tasmania to do a talk on some specific fly fishing topics (yet to be unveiled) this coming Tuesday the 27th. Kick off time is 7pm with bar and refreshments available on the night..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 06/24/2017
Friday Fly Day - The Humble Green Caddis

Friday Fly Day - The Humble Green Caddis

Despite common perception, it’s not all glo bugs and streamers here in winter, especially on brighter days in our gin clear waters. We all know that trout feed the majority of the time on small, dark naturals but what if you need an alternative?.... Read more

by Chris Dore on 06/23/2017
Techy Thursday - It's G4Z for me!

Techy Thursday - It's G4Z for me!

I'm often asked by both anglers and guides the difference between zippered, and non-zippered waders and whether they’re worth it..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 06/22/2017
2017 Rise Film Festival tickets available now!

2017 Rise Film Festival tickets available now!

Tickets have just dropped for the RISE Fly Fishing Film Festival's 2017 tour of Australia & NZ..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 06/22/2017
Win Stuff Wednesday - Simms Windstopper Guide Beanie

Win Stuff Wednesday - Simms Windstopper Guide Beanie

Continuing on our "it's-cold-outside-here's-something-to-keep-you-warm" theme (it is the solstice after all) we thought that something to keep that melon nice and toasty was in order..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 06/21/2017