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Techy Thursday - Picking Targets

Techy Thursday - Picking Targets

How many times have you put in the perfect stalk, the fish is there, you’re right there in position, he’s feeding and you just need to send him your fly…here’s where it often goes wrong..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 04/18/2019
Friday Fly Day - Smelting 2.0

Friday Fly Day - Smelting 2.0

Following on from yesterday’s Techy Thursday on autumn ‘smelters’, it’s time to talk flies. With the extensive range of Rabbits, Matuka patterns and Buggers in the Manic Fly Collection, we certainly have galaxiids covered, so to narrow it down here are a few picks that I keep on hand to cover my bases..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 04/12/2019
Techy Thursday - Autumn Smelters

Techy Thursday - Autumn Smelters

See fish cruising but they won’t consider your dry or nymph? They probably have a larger, more plentiful food item on their mind. Freshwater galaxids are present in many, if not most cool, clean stillwaters and at certain times can produce some exhilarating.... Read more

by Chris Dore on 04/11/2019
Simms Gore-Tex Wader Repair

Simms Gore-Tex Wader Repair

It's that time of the year, best pull out those waders and give them the once over thanks to this great wader repair video from Simms..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 04/08/2019
Friday Fly Day - Autumn Film Flies

Friday Fly Day - Autumn Film Flies

Yesterday we threw down some tips for targeting our autumn mayfly hatches and the importance of fishing in the film. Today we run down some of our favourite April film flies from the Manic Fly Collection..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 03/29/2019
Techy Thursday - In The Film

Techy Thursday - In The Film

Despite this latest flushing, many areas are still in good stead for their renowned autumn mayfly hatches. However, this can prove a tough time for some as fish can feed somewhat ravenously, however refuse all your finest offerings..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 03/28/2019
Techy Thursday - Riffle Tips

Techy Thursday - Riffle Tips

It’s that time where autumnal behaviour certainly sets in on our front country streams as the temperatures cool and rivers become more hatch driven. Many are at a loss as to what to do when the fish aren’t rising, only giving joggly water the quickest of once overs. Here are a few quick tips to improve your hit rate amongst the riffles..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 03/21/2019
Techy Thursday - Dry & Dropper Rig

Techy Thursday - Dry & Dropper Rig

It would be safe to say that if you fly fish then it’s very likely you have fished the dry dropper rig before. It’s a tried and true method that gives the fish the option of both offerings, being the dry fly and nymph..... Read more

by Kyle Adams on 03/14/2019
Win Stuff Wednesday - Simms Wading Koozy

Win Stuff Wednesday - Simms Wading Koozy

Sometimes the best fishing is the most casual fishing, you know the one where you roll up riverside in the truck with the sun about to dip below the horizon. You've got about an hour up your sleeve but there's no hurry, you're there just to have a wander around the river and drink a beer..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 03/13/2019
Techy Thursday - Better Back Casts

Techy Thursday - Better Back Casts

You pick your line up from the water and your back cast immediately snags in the bushes, or low grass behind you...sound familiar?.... Read more

by Chris Dore on 03/07/2019