Posts in Friday Fly Day

Friday Fly Day - Black Fly Day

Friday Fly Day - Black Fly Day

In the words of Jay Z, “Get ya'll black tees on, all black everything, black cards, black cars, all black everything”. In the words of us from Manic, “get your black flies on”..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 11/29/2019
Friday Fly Day - What's New? Damsel Edition

Friday Fly Day - What's New? Damsel Edition

Over the next few weeks we’ll be unveiling the latest and greatest flies that are hitting the shelves as we speak and this week we’re going to kick off with a lake trout favourite, the mighty Damsel..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 11/22/2019
Friday Fly Day - Alternative Smelt Flies

Friday Fly Day - Alternative Smelt Flies

So following on from yesterday’s Techy Thursday about why, and how you should be smashing it in the estuaries right now, today we talk patterns to help you stand out from the crowd..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 11/15/2019
Friday Fly Day - Newbury's Dirty Jig Olive

Friday Fly Day - Newbury's Dirty Jig Olive

Neil Cunnington from Sporting Life in Turangi has been out product testing the Newbury's Dirty Jig fly for us. It's a very recent barbless addition to the Manic Fly Collection and has served Neil well.... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 11/08/2019
Friday Fly Day - Getting Small Flies Deep

Friday Fly Day - Getting Small Flies Deep

With continued high flows of recent many streams have cleared but remain full. Post fresh many fish become finicky and shy away from larger offerings and so a change in tactics is required..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 11/01/2019
Friday Fly Day - Micah Adams Weighs In

Friday Fly Day - Micah Adams Weighs In

So with a lot of crummy weather around at present and less than pleasant temperatures, we asked our brother from another Aussie mother, Micah Adams, for his picks of what will keep the kiwi fish biting, and our anglers smiling..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 10/25/2019
Friday Fly Day - Hunting and Fishing Queenstown’s Top Picks

Friday Fly Day - Hunting and Fishing Queenstown’s Top Picks

So October has gotten off to a ripping start for most, with fish in most areas showing the condition of trout that have wintered very, very well..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 10/18/2019
Friday Fly Day - Two Bit Hooker

Friday Fly Day - Two Bit Hooker

The Two Bit Hooker is our new go-to this season for the choosiest of both browns and bows. With a stunningly sleek profile packing a robust hook, a wink of flash and a very shapely taper, when all else fails the TBH will guarantee you some good, sweet lovin’..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 10/11/2019
Friday Fly Day - Jig Duracell Brown

Friday Fly Day - Jig Duracell Brown

The Jig Duracell Brown is a euro style nymph tied on a curved, barbless hook with a point designed to penetrate easily under the slightest of tension..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 10/04/2019
Friday Fly Day - Early Season Part Deux, the Dries

Friday Fly Day - Early Season Part Deux, the Dries

Trout rise happily in October too, so don’t just rely on a fully stocked nymph box. As temperatures rise throughout the cooler, October mornings water temps on streams can rise considerably, and by lunchtime you can often find yourself amongst a pretty nice hatch..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 09/27/2019