Posts in Fly Fishing Guides

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
Techy Thursday - Headwinds on trout water

Techy Thursday - Headwinds on trout water

Dealing with a head wind is something we will all encounter on a regular basis as fly anglers. The reality is, most of the places a fly rod takes us are remote, exposed and not always tailored to perfect conditions..... Read more

by Matt Tripet on 12/13/2018
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
Team Tuesday - Rene & Yoshi battle Hauraki Hoodlums

Team Tuesday - Rene & Yoshi battle Hauraki Hoodlums

Last Thursday seemed to be one of the few weather windows for getting out into the harbour and chasing some kings so Manic's bossman Rene and Yoshi from Hunting & Fishing New Zealand, North Shore seized the day and made the most of it!.... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 12/04/2018
King Tide Salt Fly Rattle Popper

King Tide Salt Fly Rattle Popper

Most people like a little action on top every now and then and this fly is no different. Engineered to excite even the fussiest of fish it makes for great visual fishing and aggressive topwater eats..... Read more

by Lucas Allen on 12/03/2018
Christmas Countdown Day #1 -  Primal Mega Saltwater Fly Rods

Christmas Countdown Day #1 - Primal Mega Saltwater Fly Rods

So you've been doing a bit of saltwater fly on the side and that entry level set has served you well but you're thinking of upgrading to something a bit nicer without breaking the bank?.... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 12/01/2018
Team Tuesday - Ladies at Millbrook Lakes

Team Tuesday - Ladies at Millbrook Lakes

Last weekend we had the opportunity to pinch of few moments from our great mate Jo Dobson, the brains, the brawn.... Read more

by Gus Lapin on 11/27/2018
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