Posts in Friday Fly Day

Friday Fly Day - Kyle's Creeper

Friday Fly Day - Kyle's Creeper

Early season means often unpredictable flows and when October opens low and clear, I often feel uneasy as to what is to come..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 09/18/2020
Friday Fly Day - The Trusty Green Caddis

Friday Fly Day - The Trusty Green Caddis

Whether you rock up to your favourite trout stream or to new waters abroad, chances are by choosing a green caddis imitation you are immediately on the right track..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 09/11/2020
Friday Fly Day - Whitebait Flies

Friday Fly Day - Whitebait Flies

So the fishing has been slow the past few days but by changing flies regularly and switching up the retrieve, enough fish have been coming to the net in the estuary. When I switch out my whitebait patterns there are a few considerations I take into account..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 08/28/2020
Friday Fly Day - Kyle's Flies Are The MVP's

Friday Fly Day - Kyle's Flies Are The MVP's

Last season I spent five days guiding a regular client of mine, Jack Alvernaz, on some local waters, this gave me a chance to try out some exciting new flies in the Manic Fly Collection..... Read more

by Adam Priest on 08/21/2020
Friday Fly Day - The Crystal Chironomid

Friday Fly Day - The Crystal Chironomid

Midge larva are a main event on most stillwaters and so we always like to keep a few cutting edge patterns on hand. New for 2020 is our Crystal Chironomid in both red/black, and tan..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 08/14/2020
Friday Fly Day - The Visitors Cheat Sheet To The Tongariro

Friday Fly Day - The Visitors Cheat Sheet To The Tongariro

Recently I have been inundated by questions from first time visitors planning trips to the Central Plateau, wondering what kit they will need in this pretty unique fishery..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 07/31/2020
Friday Fly Day - The Bitchin' Coho for coloured up flows

Friday Fly Day - The Bitchin' Coho for coloured up flows

So we arrived at the river following a night of rain and snowfall way back in the catchment, and needless to say the river was sporting colour. With dull skies and fish of recent in a rather sullen mood, we decided to go flashy, and as mum always said if you’re going to go do something, don’t be shy..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 07/24/2020
Friday Fly Day - Egg Refresher

Friday Fly Day - Egg Refresher

Did you know, the typical female trout can produce about 2,000 eggs per kilogram (900 eggs per pound) of body weight at spawning? Love them or hate them, egg patterns are deadly effective..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 07/17/2020
Friday Fly day - The Fish Taco

Friday Fly day - The Fish Taco

New for winter 2020 is the Fish Taco, a doozy of a streamer just in time for those mid winter runs..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 07/03/2020
Friday Fly Day - Loon Hook Hone

Friday Fly Day - Loon Hook Hone

So it was only a month or two back I wrote extolling the virtues of the new Loon Hook Hone, but now I’m into the full swing (*cough) of my winter season the benefits are really coming to the fore..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 06/26/2020