Posts in Taupo

Techy Thursday - Stillwater tips for newbies

Techy Thursday - Stillwater tips for newbies

With all the high water around still waters have been a very productive option for some. Here’s a few tips to help you find your feet if you’re new to the scene..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 11/22/2018
Team Tuesday - Jared checks in

Team Tuesday - Jared checks in

Jared from Sporting Life Fly Fishing Outfitters Turangi flicked us a couple of shots of some well conditioned fish he picked up on the Tauranga Taupo the other day with his Airflo Blade six weight.... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 08/28/2018
Hatch Outdoors - How to rig for swinging

Hatch Outdoors - How to rig for swinging

Hatch Outdoors Pro staffer Mike Schultz of Schultz Outfitters advises on a species-specific leader for Steelhead which is 100% relevant when swinging for NZ browns and bows. He shares his custom build and why it works..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 08/24/2018
Friday Fly Day - Jig Head Pheasant Tail

Friday Fly Day - Jig Head Pheasant Tail

Pure weight and fish catching mojo, this is a fly you need in your selection. It has been a staple on my rig this week in Turangi but I can really see its use on my local Southern waters..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 08/17/2018
Team Tuesday - Harry Hunter

Team Tuesday - Harry Hunter

One of the highlights for us from this year’s Sporting Life Winter Fly Fest was the number of young frothing anglers there hanging out and taking it all in..... Read more

by Cameron Forsman on 08/14/2018
Friday Fly Day - How do you like YOUR eggs?

Friday Fly Day - How do you like YOUR eggs?

Just like I get bored of the same old thing for breakfast each day, trout may get bored too. However I really like eggs, and over winter trout do too..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 08/10/2018
Five more sleeps till The Winter Fly Fest

Five more sleeps till The Winter Fly Fest

This Saturday! Looking forward to see you there..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 08/06/2018
2018 Winter Fly Fest Timetable

2018 Winter Fly Fest Timetable

OK folks, the timetable is all locked in for the 2018 Sporting Life Fishing Outfitters - Turangi Winter Fly Fest and there will be something for everyone, including MOA BEER! Check it out, lock it in and see you there..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 07/27/2018
Friday Fly Day – Karl Sawyer’s Turangi Picks

Friday Fly Day – Karl Sawyer’s Turangi Picks

With the Winter Fly Fest only a few weeks away no doubt many will be at the bench tying, or down at your Manic Retailer buying your arsenal for a productive weekend away. To make life easier we asked Manic Mate, Karl Sawyer what patterns he used to kill it down there just recently..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 07/27/2018
2018 Sporting Life Winter Fly Fest - August 11th

2018 Sporting Life Winter Fly Fest - August 11th

It's official! You can now book your weekend away and lock in your attendance for the 2018 Sporting Life Winter Fly Fest..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 07/09/2018