Posts in How To's

Techy Thursday - Don't Drop the Line

Why do people let go of the line as they set the hook, and what do they believe they are achieving here? For many, it appears a natural reaction.... Read more

by Chris Dore on 11/26/2020
Kiwi Nymphing Clinic – Whanganui River

Kiwi Nymphing Clinic – Whanganui River

Saturday 21st November warmed up with a quick meet and greet near the Turangi Coffee Kart then a fly over the saddle to.... Read more

by Rob Vaz on 11/25/2020
Friday Fly Day - Five Reasons To Grab A Caddis Dry Fly

Friday Fly Day - Five Reasons To Grab A Caddis Dry Fly

We have all fished caddis patterns no doubt at some point in time and I often ask why people don’t fish them more?.... Read more

by Chris Dore on 11/20/2020
Techy Thursday - Kiwi Nymphing Techniques With Rob Vaz

Techy Thursday - Kiwi Nymphing Techniques With Rob Vaz

Recently I have been promoting Euro/Czech Nymphing with my buddy Johnny Gummer not because it is the only method however it is another string to the anglers bow, very effective in catching fish and a whole new way to get excited about fly fishing while re-discovering water that you may have found void of fish..... Read more

by Rob Vaz on 11/19/2020
Friday Fly Day - The Brown Beetles Are Here

Friday Fly Day - The Brown Beetles Are Here

It’s that time of year again when our grassland waters come alive with the first of the terrestrial action. Yes, its Brown Beetle time!.... Read more

by Chris Dore on 11/13/2020
Techy Thursday - Three Tips For Fly Fishing In Low Water

Techy Thursday - Three Tips For Fly Fishing In Low Water

Today I guided Blue and Clive onto a headwater stream a million miles back into the hills only to arrive and find it well below normal flows. Gin clear and a still, blue top day. Boy, things were going to be challenging....... Read more

by Chris Dore on 11/12/2020
Techy Thursday - How To Net That Fish

Techy Thursday - How To Net That Fish

That crucial moment, getting that fish into the net. So much hard work has been put in to get to this moment, from the early planning stages pouring over maps, the new gear, the travel, cast, hook set and strenuous battle. Now’s not the time to fluff it up....... Read more

by Chris Dore on 10/29/2020
The Manic Guide To Spey - Part One: How To Set Up For Two Handed Fly Fishing

The Manic Guide To Spey - Part One: How To Set Up For Two Handed Fly Fishing

Welcome to the Manic Guide To Spey presented by Chris Dore. This is part one of a two part series in which our goal is to give you an understanding of the basics around spey / skagit gear and techniques while keeping it as simple as possible..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 10/28/2020
Techy Thursday - Early Season Casting Fixes

Techy Thursday - Early Season Casting Fixes

It’s about time for another round of fly casting fix - it’s and these are some that I’ve been seeing occurring regularly of late..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 10/22/2020
How To Rig Up For The Tongariro Roll Cast

How To Rig Up For The Tongariro Roll Cast

Before you start the journey of learning the Tongariro Roll Cast it pays to have an understanding of some of the gear that will make the job that much easier for you as well as how to set it all up properly..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 10/19/2020