Posts by Mike Kirkpatrick

Mike Kirkpatrick - Fighting Fit

Mike Kirkpatrick - Fighting Fit

In this clip, (from footage shot a few years ago) an old client and good mate, Jan Eckmann from Switzerland, and casting maestro Christopher Rownes, join me on a back-country overnighter..... Read more

by Mike Kirkpatrick on 05/07/2020
Mike Kirkpatrick - Getting High On Dry

Mike Kirkpatrick - Getting High On Dry

It's late season and myself, Hans Kreuer and Blair Daniel, head down South for a weeks fishing and relaxation for three weary guides..... Read more

by Mike Kirkpatrick on 10/03/2019
The Agony and the Ecstasy

The Agony and the Ecstasy

The 'Agony and the Ecstasy' very well describes this trip from a couple of seasons ago with my long time mate and client, Kresten Ovesen. Interestingly, i shot this and sort of forgot about it for a while which is surprising considering the very rare event that was to happen near the end of the trip....... Read more

by Mike Kirkpatrick on 05/06/2019
Campfire reflections - Large late season Browns

Campfire reflections - Large late season Browns

Join myself and mates Hans Kreuer and Tim Howard on a late season trip targeting larger browns..... Read more

by Mike Kirkpatrick on 11/08/2017
Opening day Scott G Series rod test

Opening day Scott G Series rod test

We put the new Scott G Series 8'8" 5wt fly rod to the test on a couple of nice browns on a river swollen by overnight rain..... Read more

by Mike Kirkpatrick on 10/10/2017
Mike Kirkpatrick Reviews The New Airflo Blade Fly Rod

Mike Kirkpatrick Reviews The New Airflo Blade Fly Rod

Right up front I'll be very transparent about the fact I love high end fly rods, in fact in fly fishing, high end everything. I love the finish, workmanship, performance and bling factor of the best. Why drive a Lada if you can afford Lamborghini sort of thing?.... Read more

by Mike Kirkpatrick on 10/04/2017
C&F 810 Light Weight Chest Storage Review

C&F 810 Light Weight Chest Storage Review

The humble vest. This iconic piece of piscatorial clothing history, is (literally and metaphorically) drenched in the sweat of thousands of intrepid anglers who have roamed our waterways in search of trout for decades. They still do, in growing numbers, and very often still wearing that same humble vest..... Read more

by Mike Kirkpatrick on 09/05/2017
Manic Monday - The Dream Stream

Manic Monday - The Dream Stream

With a long winter fast approaching, myself (Mike Kirkpatrick) and good mate Hans Kreuer, have planned a last fishing trip for the season to the North Island. We'd make a made a tentative contact with Miles Rushmer, who guides up around the Bay of Plenty region. We were to find out it was indeed a 'a bay of plenty'.... Read more

by Mike Kirkpatrick on 06/19/2017
Manic Monday - Changing Conditions, Going with the Flow

Manic Monday - Changing Conditions, Going with the Flow

This clip takes place a few years back in the first month of the season where the temperatures were cool and the weather all over the place. We had it all - sun, rain and fresh snow on the foothills..... Read more

by Mike Kirkpatrick on 04/24/2017
Team Tuesday - Joe and the fish 'a tough lie'

Team Tuesday - Joe and the fish 'a tough lie'

I've been invited to tag along on a day out with Wanaka based guide, Jake Berry and his long time client Joe Kledis and we hit a spot i know well. We had some pretty good fishing and arrive at a spot with a big fish in a testing lie. Persistence in this case pays off. Shot with my Canon 5D Mark II with the L Series IS USM 24-105mm lens - which I'm still getting to grips with using..... Read more

by Mike Kirkpatrick on 06/07/2016