Posts in How To's

Techy Thursday - Wait For the Weight

Techy Thursday - Wait For the Weight

Tap, tap, tap. We have all felt it. It’s the bump of a fish who is following your fly in, engaging somewhat, yet not quite committing to the eat. It can be far too easy to set the hook in excitement at the first wee bump, but how many times does this result in a bent rod?.... Read more

by Chris Dore on 07/02/2020
Manic Monday - Tasmania in Detail. Part 1. The South Esk

Manic Monday - Tasmania in Detail. Part 1. The South Esk

Over the next wee while, our man on the ground in Tassie, Simon Taylor will be running us through some of the more productive and popular water in Tassie..... Read more

by Simon Taylor on 06/29/2020
Lockdown Lessons: Casting Tips With Chris Dore - #12 The Reach Curve

Lockdown Lessons: Casting Tips With Chris Dore - #12 The Reach Curve

So you've got your Reach Mend dialed and you think it's mission accomplished?.... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 06/25/2020
Friday Fly Day - How To Choose Winter Flies

Friday Fly Day - How To Choose Winter Flies

Personally, I consider the water and conditions I’m going to be fishing and buy a broad, but targeted range of streamer patterns. What happens on the day and on the water can be a little more focused, and broken down into four main considerations..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 06/19/2020
Lockdown Lessons: Casting Tips With Chris Dore - #11 The Reach Mend

Lockdown Lessons: Casting Tips With Chris Dore - #11 The Reach Mend

Ask any accomplished angler about their favourite technique for setting the drift before the line even touches the water and chances are they'll say it's the Reach Mend..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 06/17/2020
Friday Fly Day - Swinging Soft Hackle Flies

Friday Fly Day - Swinging Soft Hackle Flies

Let’s face it. Some days the fish just aren’t grabby and you can spend all day swinging run after gucci run to no avail. Other days however, they just aren’t buying what you are selling..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 06/12/2020
Lockdown Lessons: Casting Tips With Chris Dore - #10 The Serpentine Mend

Lockdown Lessons: Casting Tips With Chris Dore - #10 The Serpentine Mend

The Serpentine Mend is one of the coolest names for a casting technique but it's also one of the handiest tricks to know, no matter where you fish..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 06/11/2020
Techy Thursday - Single Hand Spey 101

Techy Thursday - Single Hand Spey 101

There’s been a lot of discussion of recent surrounding single hand spey techniques, and rightly so. Here's everything you need to know to get into it and hit the ground running..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 06/11/2020
Lockdown Lessons: Casting Tips With Chris Dore - #9 The Pile Cast

Lockdown Lessons: Casting Tips With Chris Dore - #9 The Pile Cast

Lockdown might feel like a distant memory but the lessons live on!.... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 06/05/2020
Sundays At The Vise - How To Tie A Tongariro Bomb

Sundays At The Vise - How To Tie A Tongariro Bomb

In this follow up to Karsten's first clip on what makes a Tongariro Bomb work he'll be showing us how to tie one of these fast sinking weapons.... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 05/31/2020