Posts in Friday Fly Day

Friday Fly Day - Going Skeletal

Friday Fly Day - Going Skeletal

As I write, it is opening day of the new whitebaiting season but my thoughts aren’t with the scoop net, but of the 6wt and the much larger predators we can target..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 08/16/2019
Friday Fly Day - Turangi Top 3 (x2)

Friday Fly Day - Turangi Top 3 (x2)

We've asked Gizzys fishiest duo, Connor Andrew and Shelen Scout Boyes for their top three flies tor hitting Turangi in August..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 08/02/2019
Friday Fly Day - A Look Inside Kyle’s Fly Box

Friday Fly Day - A Look Inside Kyle’s Fly Box

Winter fishing is well underway now with reports coming through of some great fishing in the Central Plateau. If you haven’t already, now is the time to go through and organise your gear and making sure your flies are in order..... Read more

by Kyle Adams on 07/26/2019
Friday Fly Day - Manic Flies To Crawl

Friday Fly Day - Manic Flies To Crawl

So, on yesterday’s Techy Thursday we discussed the benefits of slow intermediate fly lines for fishing only just subsurface, or for crawling nymphs across weed beds and through the shallows. Today we check out a couple of my favourite flies for retrieving on a ‘slow, slower, slowest’ style retrieve..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 07/19/2019
Friday Fly Day - Tidal Fly Picks

Friday Fly Day - Tidal Fly Picks

So yesterday we discussed tidal estuaries and their wintertime offerings and today we tool up with the flies that catch fish..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 07/12/2019
Friday Fly Day - Olive Woolly Buggers

Friday Fly Day - Olive Woolly Buggers

So, I like Olive Woolly Buggers, you like Olive Woolly Buggers and fish like Olive Woolly Buggers. Luckily for all of us, Manic do too which can be seen.... Read more

by Chris Dore on 06/28/2019
Friday Fly Day - Damsels and Dragons

Friday Fly Day - Damsels and Dragons

Throughout Australia and New Zealand most rivers are now closed for winter. However, there are many stillwater opportunities that remain accessible. Many anglers seem daunted by the prospect of large, open stillwaters but here’s a tip.... Read more

by Chris Dore on 06/21/2019
Friday Fly Day - Winter Flies Part Four: The Other Stuff

Friday Fly Day - Winter Flies Part Four: The Other Stuff

So winter isn’t just bling, bugs and bloody big bombs. In fact, many times fish just won’t eat the accepted winter bling and glo bugs no matter how many good presentations you put in front of them..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 06/14/2019
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
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