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Techy Thursday - Believing the Hype: Simms Bugstopper hoody

Techy Thursday - Believing the Hype: Simms Bugstopper hoody

Everyone’s got one right? You’re seeing them everywhere. On the river. Out hiking, paddleboarding, worn by shop staff, cycling, around town and at the BBQ. Here’s why....... Read more

by Chris Dore on 02/22/2018
Team Tuesday - Fiordland Outdoors & the A-Team

Team Tuesday - Fiordland Outdoors & the A-Team

Not all rivers are created equal, and the Waiau River bordering the Fiordland wilderness is certainly a cut above the rest..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 02/20/2018
Friday Fly Day - Get Stimulated!

Friday Fly Day - Get Stimulated!

Everyone loves a good stimi, whether a small #14 as a sighter on the Mataura or a larger #8 drifted through bouncy, backcountry pocketwater..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 02/16/2018
Team Tuesday - Karl Sawyer

Team Tuesday - Karl Sawyer

Born in the heart of Swamp-Fox Country and residing in The Tron, our mate, Karl Sawyer has the best of both worlds..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 02/13/2018
The Valley of Green & Gold

The Valley of Green & Gold

Join Peter de Boer and myself as we venture deep into a stunning river valley situated in New Zealand's lower North Island..... Read more

by Andrew Harding on 02/08/2018
Techy Thursday - Post Flood Fast 5

Techy Thursday - Post Flood Fast 5

So most of our rivers got big late last week and while most have returned to fishable levels, they may not fish the same as they did pre flood. This is normal following a big fresh, so here’s a fast five to keep your rod bent following a good flush out....... Read more

by Chris Dore on 02/08/2018
Techy Thursday - Sun Smart

Techy Thursday - Sun Smart

As I write this I’m sitting in my seventh day of 30 something degrees heat here in the south and yet the 24 hour forecast is for snow. In high summertime temps, anglers need to make a few changes from their usual routines..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 02/01/2018
Team Tuesday - Ben Munro is now addicted

Team Tuesday - Ben Munro is now addicted

Manic's Cam Forsman & Ben Munro spent some time on the water last Sunday chasing a few Tauranga kings..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 01/30/2018
Salty Saturday - Big Angry Flats Fish

Salty Saturday - Big Angry Flats Fish

Our goofy Danish friend, Nik Mathieson of Big Angry Fish, has been hosting his good mate Joshua Martz from Pursuit Anglers from Baja Mexico and showing him a new world of flats snapper up north..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 01/27/2018
Techy Thursday - Getting Sideways

Techy Thursday - Getting Sideways

So it’s willow grubbing season and often your vertical plane, bread and butter over head cast just won’t cut it. Low hanging willows, trout feeding at very close quarters and the need to fire your fly ‘way in there’ create issues with an overhead unfurling loop. The answer: casting more on the horizontal plane..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 01/25/2018