Posts by Chris Dore

Team Tuesday - Connor & Shelen hit the South Island

Team Tuesday - Connor & Shelen hit the South Island

Conner Andrew and Shelen of Gisborne Hunting and Fishing recently made their annual pilgrimage deep in the South to share a few rivers with me..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 12/18/2018
Friday Fly Day - The Wicked Wulff

Friday Fly Day - The Wicked Wulff

Floating like a cork with an uber buggy silhouette, this new pocket pouncer from the Manic Fly Collection is sure to make a few fast water snouts appear. The Wicked Wulff is a full on floater that is designed to be seen, by both the angler, and the prey..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 12/14/2018
Friday Fly Day - The Low Blow

Friday Fly Day - The Low Blow

Not a fan of edge water dries that ride high on the surface? Chances are, that trout isn’t either..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 12/07/2018
Techy Thursday - 5 Common Angling Errors

Techy Thursday - 5 Common Angling Errors

As a professional guide I get to share time with many anglers and experience many things, so here are some observations that could help your own personal fly fishing experience and reduce the tears..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 12/06/2018
Friday Fly Day - Brendon Mortimore's picks for the Deep South

Friday Fly Day - Brendon Mortimore's picks for the Deep South

It’s been a moody season so far but with summer trying to rear its head our fly selection can be a little up in the air. We’ve asked Brendon from Invercargill Hunting & Fishing on his picks for the months ahead..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 11/23/2018
Techy Thursday - Stillwater tips for newbies

Techy Thursday - Stillwater tips for newbies

With all the high water around still waters have been a very productive option for some. Here’s a few tips to help you find your feet if you’re new to the scene..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 11/22/2018
Friday Fly Day - Early Season Workhorses from Dudes in the Know

Friday Fly Day - Early Season Workhorses from Dudes in the Know

“My go to trail on the double nymph setup is the Death Metal PT.. 14’s seem to do the job nicely on early season.... Read more

by Chris Dore on 11/16/2018
Techy Thursday - Detecting Nymph Takes

Techy Thursday - Detecting Nymph Takes

Following flood events can be a frustrating time to hook fish. As rivers clear, trout seem to take, and eject flies in quick.... Read more

by Chris Dore on 11/15/2018
Techy Thursday - Here Comes the Heat

Techy Thursday - Here Comes the Heat

With 30 degree temperatures forecast in the near future it’s time to look at your new seasons summertime clothing systems and what better to keep you cool.... Read more

by Chris Dore on 11/08/2018
Friday Fly Day - Go Coastal

Friday Fly Day - Go Coastal

The smelt are moving in our southern tidal waters and despite what may be happening level and colour wise upriver, the low to incoming tide can provide some great.... Read more

by Chris Dore on 11/02/2018