Posts in August 2017

Techy Thursday - Going The Distance

Techy Thursday - Going The Distance

Following on from last week, and as I'm focusing heavily on thrashing the tidal zones myself at present, casting for distance is todays topic..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 08/31/2017
On A Manic Hatch - Youth Only Fly Fishing Day

On A Manic Hatch - Youth Only Fly Fishing Day

If you're a teenager wanting learn how to fly fish, or have a teenager wanting learn how to fly fish, we have an exciting opportunity for you. Teenagers typically learn a new skill in a more dynamic environment, where they can engage their intuition and apply theory in a practical environment..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 08/31/2017
Win Stuff Wednesday - Trout Hunter Tippet

Win Stuff Wednesday - Trout Hunter Tippet

This week we've got some goodies from Trout Hunter to giveaway..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 08/30/2017
Team Tuesday - Where's Yoshi?

Team Tuesday - Where's Yoshi?

With the closing down of Totally Fly that's been the question on everyone's mind, "Where's Yoshi?". Well let us fill you in....... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 08/29/2017
Friday Fly Day - The O.G. Dry fly

Friday Fly Day - The O.G. Dry fly

The Cochybondhu is a quintessential terrestrial pattern, subtle in the film but super enticing to trout. For all the newbies, the Cochy was the Kiwi anglers Blowfly, before the Blowfly, often our first up searching pattern..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 08/25/2017
Techy Thursday - Shooting Heads, Forty Plus lines and how to handle them

Techy Thursday - Shooting Heads, Forty Plus lines and how to handle them

Let's delve into the world of shooting heads and integrated shooting head fly lines like the Airflo 40+. This is some basic explanation on best uses for these lines as well as how to get the most out of your casting efforts with them..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 08/24/2017
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
Queenstown, Saturday September 16th - Chris Dore's World Of Spey

Queenstown, Saturday September 16th - Chris Dore's World Of Spey

Chris Dore and a team of educated spey enthusiasts will be running a World of Spey Day on Saturday September 16th at the Shotover Delta near Queenstown..... 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
Manic Monday - Join the Manic team!

Manic Monday - Join the Manic team!

We have a position to fill here at Manic! Come and join the team as our new Warehouse and Customer Service Executive..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 08/21/2017