Posts by Chris Dore

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
Techy Thursday - Indicator Thoughts

Techy Thursday - Indicator Thoughts

Many anglers rely far too much on the indicator dipping before lifting the rod. Remember, especially when there’s a greater distance between your fly and indicator that by the time your fluff moves, the fish has probably already had that fly in its mouth for quite some time.... Read more

by Chris Dore on 10/31/2019
Friday Fly Day - Micah Adams Weighs In

Friday Fly Day - Micah Adams Weighs In

So with a lot of crummy weather around at present and less than pleasant temperatures, we asked our brother from another Aussie mother, Micah Adams, for his picks of what will keep the kiwi fish biting, and our anglers smiling..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 10/25/2019
Techy Thursday - Tim Talks Stillwater Secrets

Techy Thursday - Tim Talks Stillwater Secrets

Tim Anderson drops his knowledge on his prep for the upcoming World Fly Fishing Champs in Tasmania. Sit back, grab a pen and take notes..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 10/24/2019
Friday Fly Day - Hunting and Fishing Queenstown’s Top Picks

Friday Fly Day - Hunting and Fishing Queenstown’s Top Picks

So October has gotten off to a ripping start for most, with fish in most areas showing the condition of trout that have wintered very, very well..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 10/18/2019
Techy Thursday - Fly Fishing Gear I’m Rolling For 2019

Techy Thursday - Fly Fishing Gear I’m Rolling For 2019

The season is all on and with plenty of river time under my belt already, it’s time to let you know what new kit I’m running this October..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 10/17/2019