Posts in Friday Fly Day

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
Friday Fly Day - Chris Reygaert's Spring Winners

Friday Fly Day - Chris Reygaert's Spring Winners

Chris Reygaert AKA Fiordland Fishing Guide is chomping at the bit for the new season and has been kind enough to gives us a bit of insight into which flies from the Manic Fly Collection he'll be throwing at fish come Oct 1st..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 09/20/2019
Friday Fly Day - October's Coming

Friday Fly Day - October's Coming

Over the next few weeks we will give you the low down on my early season considerations and how the Manic Fly Collection can take the stress out of pre-season cramming..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 09/13/2019
Friday Flies - Swinging Nymphs

Friday Flies - Swinging Nymphs

So winter swinging isn’t all about throwing big, blingy streamers. Fish eat nymphs too you know! The key is to catch their eye and not scare them off and ingredients such as rubber legs, soft hackles or subtle bling can really make trout want to eat your fly..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 09/06/2019
Friday Fly Day - Make Hare Great Again

Friday Fly Day - Make Hare Great Again

Hares fur has great properties include being easy to dub, making it a great choice for the home tier, it’s soft and full of movement making it a great choice full stop. Spiky, leggy guard hairs just look cool..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 08/23/2019
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