Posts in How To's

Straight from the Pros - Mischa Berndtsson's Three Hot Tips

Straight from the Pros - Mischa Berndtsson's Three Hot Tips

Mischa Berndtsson has been selected to represent Australia as team Manager at three World Fly Fishing Championships. He was Team Manager for the 2016 WFFC held in.... Read more

by Gus Lapin on 11/28/2019
Salty Saturday - When Nothing Seems To Work

Salty Saturday - When Nothing Seems To Work

Captain Lucas Allen of King Tide Salt Fly is back, this time to help us figure out a new approach when those flats kingfish are being a wee bit fussy.... Read more

by Lucas Allen on 11/23/2019
Jim Bartschi At Rod & Reel Photos

Jim Bartschi At Rod & Reel Photos

A huge thanks to everyone who turned up last night to Rod and Reel to hear Jim Bartschi of Scott Fly Rods speak. It was an excellent turnout and I think we all learned a thing or ten about fly rod construction and the pure passion that goes into putting a Scott rod together..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 11/22/2019
Techy Thursday - Avoiding Tip Wrap

Techy Thursday - Avoiding Tip Wrap

The most frustrating thing following a failed shot at a fish is to wind back your line only to have it wrap and wrap and eventually tangle around your rod tip..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 11/21/2019
Straight from the Pros - Craig Carey's Three Hot Tips

Straight from the Pros - Craig Carey's Three Hot Tips

Craig started fishing as a toddler with his Grandfather who would take him up the Central Highlands of Tasmania regularly, he cut his teeth fishing both spinning and fishing with a wattle grub. Craig started flyfishing.... Read more

by Gus Lapin on 11/21/2019
Salty Saturday - Lucas Allen's Gear Prep For The New Saltwater Fly Fishing Season

Salty Saturday - Lucas Allen's Gear Prep For The New Saltwater Fly Fishing Season

The sun is out and the fish are moving again. Now is the time to dust off that saltwater fly gear, check your stock levels of flies and tippet and make sure everything is in bulletproof order. Lucas Allen of King Tide Salt Fly shares some of his preparation process to ensure success straight out of the gate..... Read more

by Lucas Allen on 11/16/2019
The Manic Guide To Wading Safety

The Manic Guide To Wading Safety

We teamed up with good mate and river rat, Garth Oakden, of Tongariro River Rafting to put together a clip outlining some tips and tactics to make sure you can get to the other side of the river safely (and back) as well as what you should do when it all turns to custard..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 11/15/2019
Friday Fly Day - Alternative Smelt Flies

Friday Fly Day - Alternative Smelt Flies

So following on from yesterday’s Techy Thursday about why, and how you should be smashing it in the estuaries right now, today we talk patterns to help you stand out from the crowd..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 11/15/2019
Techy Thursday - Smelting Trout Fast Five

Techy Thursday - Smelting Trout Fast Five

Whilst whitebait stir the estuarine trout’s interest as they appear from September onwards, it’s the arrival of smelt that really gets our southern estuaries firing..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 11/14/2019
Straight from the Pros - David Hemphill's Three Hot Tips

Straight from the Pros - David Hemphill's Three Hot Tips

David started fly fishing as a young boy with his late father on the waters of the Snowy Mountains and developed a deep love for the sport which has become an addiction. This addiction has.... Read more

by Gus Lapin on 11/14/2019