Posts by Chris Dore

Techy Thursday - Thoughts On Low Winter Flows

Techy Thursday - Thoughts On Low Winter Flows

Chris Dore gives us five tips for low water, winter fly fishing conditions..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 08/06/2020
Friday Fly Day - The Visitors Cheat Sheet To The Tongariro

Friday Fly Day - The Visitors Cheat Sheet To The Tongariro

Recently I have been inundated by questions from first time visitors planning trips to the Central Plateau, wondering what kit they will need in this pretty unique fishery..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 07/31/2020
Techy Thursday - Why YOU need an Airflo Streamer Max

Techy Thursday - Why YOU need an Airflo Streamer Max

For pulling fish on streamers from deep, backcountry summertime pools, high flows or just swinging your favourite winter runs, sometimes your floating line just won’t cut it..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 07/30/2020
Friday Fly Day - The Bitchin' Coho for coloured up flows

Friday Fly Day - The Bitchin' Coho for coloured up flows

So we arrived at the river following a night of rain and snowfall way back in the catchment, and needless to say the river was sporting colour. With dull skies and fish of recent in a rather sullen mood, we decided to go flashy, and as mum always said if you’re going to go do something, don’t be shy..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 07/24/2020
Techy Thursday - I Have Airflo Miracle Braid, Now What?

Techy Thursday - I Have Airflo Miracle Braid, Now What?

I have been asked a lot recently about which running lines I favour for winter swinging and in most instances my response is unequivocally Airflo Miracle Braid. More often than not however comes a follow up question a few days later asking how to put it all together, check this out.... Read more

by Chris Dore on 07/23/2020
Friday Fly Day - Egg Refresher

Friday Fly Day - Egg Refresher

Did you know, the typical female trout can produce about 2,000 eggs per kilogram (900 eggs per pound) of body weight at spawning? Love them or hate them, egg patterns are deadly effective..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 07/17/2020
Techy Thursday - Winter Stealth

Techy Thursday - Winter Stealth

One thing I don’t get is how much time, effort and patience anglers put into being stealthy over the summer months and how that all goes out the window on winter time waters..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 07/16/2020
Techy Thursday - Video Analysis Of The Wet Fly Swing

Techy Thursday - Video Analysis Of The Wet Fly Swing

Video analysis has always been an important tool for me when looking to up my game. I like to slow it all down, dissect things, consider what I’m seeing and try and improve on it, whether I’m on the lawn casting, or fishing the water..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 07/09/2020
Friday Fly day - The Fish Taco

Friday Fly day - The Fish Taco

New for winter 2020 is the Fish Taco, a doozy of a streamer just in time for those mid winter runs..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 07/03/2020
Techy Thursday - Wait For the Weight

Techy Thursday - Wait For the Weight

Tap, tap, tap. We have all felt it. It’s the bump of a fish who is following your fly in, engaging somewhat, yet not quite committing to the eat. It can be far too easy to set the hook in excitement at the first wee bump, but how many times does this result in a bent rod?.... Read more

by Chris Dore on 07/02/2020