Posts in Fly Fishing South Island

Sunday Share - The Fish Wizard Takes on NZ

Sunday Share - The Fish Wizard Takes on NZ

Craig Rist never gets tired of going to New Zealand. The country has so much to offer for the traveling fly fisher. I kicked off 2019 with a trip to New Zealand's South Island with.... Read more

by Gus Lapin on 02/24/2019
Friday Fly Day - Cicada Shy Fish

Friday Fly Day - Cicada Shy Fish

Chances are, that fish you are lining up may have seen a few imitations, probably presented less than ideal so is chucking a cicada your best move?.... Read more

by Chris Dore on 02/15/2019
Friday Fly Day - Jake's All Season Caddis

Friday Fly Day - Jake's All Season Caddis

The Jake's All Season Caddis is a new fly to the Manic Fly Collection and boasts many qualities. This a must have caddis pattern, I know they will have a regular slot in my fly box for a few seasons to come..... Read more

by Kyle Adams on 02/08/2019
Techy Thursday - How To Revive GoreTex

Techy Thursday - How To Revive GoreTex

It’s that time of the season when your waders and jacket have seen a little use and can probably do with a little love. The funk is growing and your fishing buddies have joked (or not) about letting the dog in the cab and having you ride home on the back of the ute, that’s if they invite you along at all..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 02/07/2019
Friday Fly Day - Now Is The Time For Cicadas

Friday Fly Day - Now Is The Time For Cicadas

It's pretty much the fly fisherman’s Christmas time of year when the cicadas are in full swing, and that time is now..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 02/01/2019
Techy Thursday - Dodgy Weather & Fickle Fish

Techy Thursday - Dodgy Weather & Fickle Fish

This summer so far has been a strange one for me in the South. Fish feeding avidly one day and the next, we can hardly buy an eat. Some of the time its weather related - a cool or drizzly day following a string of hot, summery weather, and some of the time, who knows?.... Read more

by Chris Dore on 01/31/2019
Friday Fly Day - Chris Dores Summer Patch

Friday Fly Day - Chris Dores Summer Patch

Without speaking too soon, summer is finally here it seems! The rivers are low and temperatures high, and while it seems bug life is running a few weeks behind there is more than enough insect activity to keep fish looking up..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 01/18/2019
Friday Fly Day - Hi Viz PMX

Friday Fly Day - Hi Viz PMX

Seeing your fly is important as you can’t set that hook if you don’t see the eat. So we have redesigned one of your favourites into an all-round, hi viz, high country legend..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 01/11/2019
Techy Thursday - Tips for spotting fish

Techy Thursday - Tips for spotting fish

I don’t wait for clients to see the fish. I point out where the fish is, ask them if they see what I’m pointing at, and get them into position for the cast. If you mess around, you’ll be too late..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 01/10/2019
Win Stuff Wednesday - Lamson Speedster 2 Grey / Orange reminder!

Win Stuff Wednesday - Lamson Speedster 2 Grey / Orange reminder!

Here's a reminder that we're giving away a Lamson Speedster in grey / orange as part of an ongoing Christmas present to you lot.... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 01/09/2019