Posts in Fly Fishing South Island

Techy Thursday - Plan Your Swing

Techy Thursday - Plan Your Swing

The ability to read the water will often make or break your spey session, and the ability to understand and control your swing are two things that set aside the guy getting the eats and everyone else..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 06/13/2019
Team Tuesday - Lucas O'Sullivan

Team Tuesday - Lucas O'Sullivan

If you follow fly fishing on social media then it’s likely you have seen Lucas kicking around on Facebook and Instagram holding onto to some impressive fly caught trout. Lucas has achieved so much with his fishing at such a young age I’m sure there are more than a few envious seasoned anglers. This guy is impressive!.... Read more

by Kyle Adams on 06/11/2019
Techy Thursday - Big Winter Flows

Techy Thursday - Big Winter Flows

As I write, the river is pumping at over 450 cumecs, and so any approach to fishing has to be considered, thought out and carefully planned to get the most from the day. As I consider about where I’ll hit it a few initial thoughts spring to mind....... Read more

by Chris Dore on 06/06/2019
Friday Fly Day - Winter Flies Part Three, Swingers

Friday Fly Day - Winter Flies Part Three, Swingers

If you want to build a tally on the river this winter you should nymph it, however sometimes to get that eat you simply need to cover ground, and what better way to hit maximum water each and every cast and get noticed than by swinging a streamer..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 05/31/2019
Techy Thursday - Jacob Freeman & the Simms Midstream Jacket

Techy Thursday - Jacob Freeman & the Simms Midstream Jacket

New for our 2019 winter collection is the new Simms Midstream Insulated Jacket. Prima Loft Gold insulation provides the highest warmth to weight ratio of any synthetic fill, and the Pertex face fabric provides high wind resistance and water repellence, and allows a rain shell to slide over with ease..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 05/30/2019
Win Stuff Wednesday - Loon River Essentials

Win Stuff Wednesday - Loon River Essentials

This week we're giving away one set of what we consider to be river essentials from Loon Outdoors..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 05/29/2019
Friday Fly Day - Bling on Winter

Friday Fly Day - Bling on Winter

Oh yes... if trout aren’t seeing them, they need to see them, and therein lies the key to successful winter fishing. That’s pretty basic. What isn’t basic is the thought and experimentation which have gone into our Manic flies, and in particular.... Read more

by Chris Dore on 05/24/2019
Techy Thursday - Ronan’s Streamer Fishing Tips for Winter Opportunities

Techy Thursday - Ronan’s Streamer Fishing Tips for Winter Opportunities

It’s that time folks and fish are now shooting the gap up our lake tributaries. Many sections remain open throughout the winter months.... Read more

by Chris Dore on 05/23/2019
Manic Monday - The Road South

Manic Monday - The Road South

Did not film much on this most recent trip, but did turn the camera on for a few snippets of action here and there on "The road south"..... Read more

by Andrew Harding on 05/20/2019
Friday Fly Day - Winter Flies Pt 2: Getting Eggy

Friday Fly Day - Winter Flies Pt 2: Getting Eggy

Looking forward to winter, and into the now, last week we discussed what it takes to get down to where the fish are. This week we are talking eggs. Love or hate them I bet you fish them, so let’s take a look at what winter run trout want..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 05/17/2019