Posts in Fly Casting

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
Team Tuesday - Chris Dore Casting Mechanics Clinic August 15th

Team Tuesday - Chris Dore Casting Mechanics Clinic August 15th

Attention North Islanders! Now is your chance to get some first hand tuition from Mr Lockdown Lessons himself, Chris Dore..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 07/28/2020
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
Lockdown Lessons: Casting Tips With Chris Dore - #12 The Reach Curve

Lockdown Lessons: Casting Tips With Chris Dore - #12 The Reach Curve

So you've got your Reach Mend dialed and you think it's mission accomplished?.... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 06/25/2020
Lockdown Lessons: Casting Tips With Chris Dore - #11 The Reach Mend

Lockdown Lessons: Casting Tips With Chris Dore - #11 The Reach Mend

Ask any accomplished angler about their favourite technique for setting the drift before the line even touches the water and chances are they'll say it's the Reach Mend..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 06/17/2020
Lockdown Lessons: Casting Tips With Chris Dore - #10 The Serpentine Mend

Lockdown Lessons: Casting Tips With Chris Dore - #10 The Serpentine Mend

The Serpentine Mend is one of the coolest names for a casting technique but it's also one of the handiest tricks to know, no matter where you fish..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 06/11/2020
Techy Thursday - Single Hand Spey 101

Techy Thursday - Single Hand Spey 101

There’s been a lot of discussion of recent surrounding single hand spey techniques, and rightly so. Here's everything you need to know to get into it and hit the ground running..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 06/11/2020
Lockdown Lessons: Casting Tips With Chris Dore - #9 The Pile Cast

Lockdown Lessons: Casting Tips With Chris Dore - #9 The Pile Cast

Lockdown might feel like a distant memory but the lessons live on!.... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 06/05/2020
Team Tuesday - Invest In Yourself

Team Tuesday - Invest In Yourself

While the season may be closed there are still a few local options around Queenstown that hold great fish and a day out with Chris Dore is always an enriching experience for your fly fishing skill set..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 06/02/2020
Techy Thursday - Two Handed Running Lines From Airflo

Techy Thursday - Two Handed Running Lines From Airflo

Last week we discussed the in’s and out’s of our 2020 two hand spey lines and this week we are backing it up (see what I did there) with an overview of our running line options..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 05/21/2020