Posts by Chris Dore

Techy Thursday - Picking Targets

Techy Thursday - Picking Targets

How many times have you put in the perfect stalk, the fish is there, you’re right there in position, he’s feeding and you just need to send him your fly…here’s where it often goes wrong..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 04/18/2019
Friday Fly Day - Smelting 2.0

Friday Fly Day - Smelting 2.0

Following on from yesterday’s Techy Thursday on autumn ‘smelters’, it’s time to talk flies. With the extensive range of Rabbits, Matuka patterns and Buggers in the Manic Fly Collection, we certainly have galaxiids covered, so to narrow it down here are a few picks that I keep on hand to cover my bases..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 04/12/2019
Techy Thursday - Autumn Smelters

Techy Thursday - Autumn Smelters

See fish cruising but they won’t consider your dry or nymph? They probably have a larger, more plentiful food item on their mind. Freshwater galaxids are present in many, if not most cool, clean stillwaters and at certain times can produce some exhilarating.... Read more

by Chris Dore on 04/11/2019
Friday Fly Day - Quentin Donnelly's top three Manic flies for Autumn

Friday Fly Day - Quentin Donnelly's top three Manic flies for Autumn

If you don’t know Quentin Donnelly then you’re likely to have a tidy, fully stocked fly box and no one to blame for returning home late from trips with your whisky swagger on..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 04/05/2019
Techy Thursday - Simms Midlayer Clothing

Techy Thursday - Simms Midlayer Clothing

Following a big autumn storm the temperatures usually plummet and we are now finding ourselves reaching for our warmer attire. The problem with choosing late season layers is that the mornings usually begin cold, often frosty before opening out into a pleasant, bluebird day..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 04/04/2019
Team Tuesday - A Walk In The Park?

Team Tuesday - A Walk In The Park?

So it’s that time of year for Micah Adams and I to embark on our annual backcountry boys mission. Historically plagued by strong winds, heavy rain, but bloody good wine, this trip was a doozie. Here are a few highlights, because every day fishing is a cracking day out, right? So pour a large one, sit back and enjoy the read..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 04/02/2019
Friday Fly Day - Autumn Film Flies

Friday Fly Day - Autumn Film Flies

Yesterday we threw down some tips for targeting our autumn mayfly hatches and the importance of fishing in the film. Today we run down some of our favourite April film flies from the Manic Fly Collection..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 03/29/2019
Techy Thursday - In The Film

Techy Thursday - In The Film

Despite this latest flushing, many areas are still in good stead for their renowned autumn mayfly hatches. However, this can prove a tough time for some as fish can feed somewhat ravenously, however refuse all your finest offerings..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 03/28/2019
Techy Thursday - Riffle Tips

Techy Thursday - Riffle Tips

It’s that time where autumnal behaviour certainly sets in on our front country streams as the temperatures cool and rivers become more hatch driven. Many are at a loss as to what to do when the fish aren’t rising, only giving joggly water the quickest of once overs. Here are a few quick tips to improve your hit rate amongst the riffles..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 03/21/2019
Friday Fly Day - All YOU need to know about spinnerfalls

Friday Fly Day - All YOU need to know about spinnerfalls

Following on from last weeks ‘low light solutions’, we are now at the business end of our rig. As Autumn cools and mayfly hatch out in larger numbers spinnerfalls become more prolific and are a delight to arrive to..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 03/15/2019