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Friday Fly Day - Black Fly Day

Friday Fly Day - Black Fly Day

In the words of Jay Z, “Get ya'll black tees on, all black everything, black cards, black cars, all black everything”. In the words of us from Manic, “get your black flies on”..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 11/29/2019
Techy Thursday - Simms Dry Creek Simple Backpack Review

Techy Thursday - Simms Dry Creek Simple Backpack Review

First up, and straight out of the mailbox, the new Simms Dry Creek ‘Simple’ Backpack is indeed a simple design that looks both very.... Read more

by David Anderson on 11/28/2019
Friday Fly Day - What's New? Damsel Edition

Friday Fly Day - What's New? Damsel Edition

Over the next few weeks we’ll be unveiling the latest and greatest flies that are hitting the shelves as we speak and this week we’re going to kick off with a lake trout favourite, the mighty Damsel..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 11/22/2019
New Stuff From Loon Outdoors

New Stuff From Loon Outdoors

Fresh gear from Loon Outdoors always makes it a good day! Check out some new bits and pieces you most definitely need..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 11/19/2019
Team Tuesday - Meeting Scott Sector

Team Tuesday - Meeting Scott Sector

Gus Lapin has had the pleasure of fishing the new Scott Sector saltwater fly rod for a while now. Lucky for us he's taken the time to share some of his experiences and a bit of a review..... Read more

by Gus Lapin on 11/19/2019
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
Friday Fly Day - Newbury's Dirty Jig Olive

Friday Fly Day - Newbury's Dirty Jig Olive

Neil Cunnington from Sporting Life in Turangi has been out product testing the Newbury's Dirty Jig fly for us. It's a very recent barbless addition to the Manic Fly Collection and has served Neil well.... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 11/08/2019
Jim Bartschi at Rod & Reel Thursday 21st of November!

Jim Bartschi at Rod & Reel Thursday 21st of November!

Get along to Rod & Reel in Newmarket at 6:30 on Thursday the 21st of November and catch up with the man himself, Mr Jim Bartschi of Scott Fly Rods..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 11/07/2019
Friday Fly Day - Getting Small Flies Deep

Friday Fly Day - Getting Small Flies Deep

With continued high flows of recent many streams have cleared but remain full. Post fresh many fish become finicky and shy away from larger offerings and so a change in tactics is required..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 11/01/2019
Friday Fly Day - Hunting and Fishing Queenstown’s Top Picks

Friday Fly Day - Hunting and Fishing Queenstown’s Top Picks

So October has gotten off to a ripping start for most, with fish in most areas showing the condition of trout that have wintered very, very well..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 10/18/2019