Posts in Manic Fly Collection

Friday Fly Day - Loon Hook Hone

Friday Fly Day - Loon Hook Hone

So it was only a month or two back I wrote extolling the virtues of the new Loon Hook Hone, but now I’m into the full swing (*cough) of my winter season the benefits are really coming to the fore..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 06/26/2020
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
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
Friday Fly Day - New Manic Fly Collection Rabbit Flies

Friday Fly Day - New Manic Fly Collection Rabbit Flies

There are many reasons we love rabbit strips. They’re durable. It provides bulk to your lure and it flutters, pulses, wiggles and twists with every strip. Rabbit makes for a very fishy fly..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 06/05/2020
Friday Fly Day - The Last Hurrah

Friday Fly Day - The Last Hurrah

This is it folks, the final weekend of the Southern freshwater fishing season, and from all accounts the fishing around our lake tribs has been very good..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 05/29/2020
Friday Fly Day - The Eggtruder, New For 2020

Friday Fly Day - The Eggtruder, New For 2020

We really like tying and fishing intruder style flies. The marriage of colours and materials chosen to catch the fish’s eye, and the movement we seek in our flies really bring out our creative side..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 05/15/2020
Friday Fly Day - Hot Flies For Your Hot Box

Friday Fly Day - Hot Flies For Your Hot Box

So we have our Loon Hot Box to keep the flies of the moment ready at hand but what should we fill it with?.... Read more

by Chris Dore on 05/01/2020
Friday Fly Day - Dark & Deadly

Friday Fly Day - Dark & Deadly

Chris Dore fields a few more questions from Facebook about the in's and out's of some of his fly tying considerations..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 04/10/2020
Rod & Reel Fly Tying Competition

Rod & Reel Fly Tying Competition

Alright team, time to hit the vice and get involved! The great humans at Rod & Reel have created a super fun fly tying comp for you to pass some time and get the creative juices flowing..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 04/08/2020
Friday Fly Day - It's Not All About Weight

Friday Fly Day - It's Not All About Weight

Light flies move about better and more naturally in tricky currents, obviously have benefits in slower or shallower water and are just the ticket when fish are feeding high in the water column..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 04/03/2020