Posts by Chris Dore

Friday Fly Day - What's New? Barbless Jig Nymphs

Friday Fly Day - What's New? Barbless Jig Nymphs

Jig flies are much more than a fad. They represent a very effective fishing tool which can undoubtedly put many more fish in your net. We have added several deadly barbless, jig nymph patterns to our 2019 line up just in time for summer..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 12/06/2019
Techy Thursday - Simms Rainwear Refresher

Techy Thursday - Simms Rainwear Refresher

We were hoping we didn't need to write this piece but hey, spring is gonna spring! Get up to date with some jacket options from Simms and reclaim some time on the water..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 12/05/2019
Friday Fly Day - Black Fly Day

Friday Fly Day - Black Fly Day

In the words of Jay Z, “Get ya'll black tees on, all black everything, black cards, black cars, all black everything”. In the words of us from Manic, “get your black flies on”..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 11/29/2019
Friday Fly Day - What's New? Damsel Edition

Friday Fly Day - What's New? Damsel Edition

Over the next few weeks we’ll be unveiling the latest and greatest flies that are hitting the shelves as we speak and this week we’re going to kick off with a lake trout favourite, the mighty Damsel..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 11/22/2019
Techy Thursday - Avoiding Tip Wrap

Techy Thursday - Avoiding Tip Wrap

The most frustrating thing following a failed shot at a fish is to wind back your line only to have it wrap and wrap and eventually tangle around your rod tip..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 11/21/2019
Friday Fly Day - Alternative Smelt Flies

Friday Fly Day - Alternative Smelt Flies

So following on from yesterday’s Techy Thursday about why, and how you should be smashing it in the estuaries right now, today we talk patterns to help you stand out from the crowd..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 11/15/2019
Techy Thursday - Smelting Trout Fast Five

Techy Thursday - Smelting Trout Fast Five

Whilst whitebait stir the estuarine trout’s interest as they appear from September onwards, it’s the arrival of smelt that really gets our southern estuaries firing..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 11/14/2019
Team Tuesday - Cate Lee

Team Tuesday - Cate Lee

Waikato farm chick, keen hunter, angler, and lover of great riverside food Cate Lee moved south, loved the pull of the area and fell into the H&F Queenstown whanau..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 11/12/2019
Techy Thursday - When The Going Gets Tough

Techy Thursday - When The Going Gets Tough

Rivers and temperatures have been very up and down so far this season often resulting in some very moody trout. Some days they’re really on and the next, you can’t even buy a fish..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 11/07/2019
Friday Fly Day - Getting Small Flies Deep

Friday Fly Day - Getting Small Flies Deep

With continued high flows of recent many streams have cleared but remain full. Post fresh many fish become finicky and shy away from larger offerings and so a change in tactics is required..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 11/01/2019