Posts in Fly Fishing South Island

Team Tuesday - Dore, Adams & Tedesco...chasing sunshine

Team Tuesday - Dore, Adams & Tedesco...chasing sunshine

As fresh out of Fiordland as they were fresh out of rum, Chris Dore and Micah Adams hooked up with Aussie, and now Lumsden legend and all round top bugger, Steve Tedesco for a day on a headwater river..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 04/23/2019
Techy Thursday - Picking Targets

Techy Thursday - Picking Targets

How many times have you put in the perfect stalk, the fish is there, you’re right there in position, he’s feeding and you just need to send him your fly…here’s where it often goes wrong..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 04/18/2019
Win Stuff Wednesday - Simms Wildcard Beanies

Win Stuff Wednesday - Simms Wildcard Beanies

We're not trying to pre-empt winter too much here but we also want to make sure you're prepared for when it really hits..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 04/17/2019
Simms Flyweight Review: Simon Taylor Floats Around NZ

Simms Flyweight Review: Simon Taylor Floats Around NZ

Three days before heading off to New Zealand for 15 days of chasing trout, I got my hands on a pair of the new Simms Flyweight boots to take along. I have been a massive fan of the G3 Guide boots for a long time, and must admit that I was a little.... Read more

by Simon Taylor on 04/17/2019
Manic Monday - Bent 2 Film

Manic Monday - Bent 2 Film

Here's some fly fishing humor for your Monday and one for the NZ guides that are signing off for the season. And for those northern hemisphere guides that are starting to really kick things off, well this is the shape of things to come...enjoy!.... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 04/15/2019
Friday Fly Day - Smelting 2.0

Friday Fly Day - Smelting 2.0

Following on from yesterday’s Techy Thursday on autumn ‘smelters’, it’s time to talk flies. With the extensive range of Rabbits, Matuka patterns and Buggers in the Manic Fly Collection, we certainly have galaxiids covered, so to narrow it down here are a few picks that I keep on hand to cover my bases..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 04/12/2019
Techy Thursday - Autumn Smelters

Techy Thursday - Autumn Smelters

See fish cruising but they won’t consider your dry or nymph? They probably have a larger, more plentiful food item on their mind. Freshwater galaxids are present in many, if not most cool, clean stillwaters and at certain times can produce some exhilarating.... Read more

by Chris Dore on 04/11/2019
Manic Monday - Goodbye Daylight Savings =(

Manic Monday - Goodbye Daylight Savings =(

And just like that it's all over. The days are chilly, Game of Thrones is back, firewood is stacked and we're all mentally getting prepared for the short days and long nights to come..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 04/08/2019
Simms Gore-Tex Wader Repair

Simms Gore-Tex Wader Repair

It's that time of the year, best pull out those waders and give them the once over thanks to this great wader repair video from Simms..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 04/08/2019
Friday Fly Day - Quentin Donnelly's top three Manic flies for Autumn

Friday Fly Day - Quentin Donnelly's top three Manic flies for Autumn

If you don’t know Quentin Donnelly then you’re likely to have a tidy, fully stocked fly box and no one to blame for returning home late from trips with your whisky swagger on..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 04/05/2019