Posts in Taupo

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
Team Tuesday - Harry Ewen On The Tongariro

Team Tuesday - Harry Ewen On The Tongariro

Kyle caught up with Rotorua local, Harry Ewen, on the Tongariro over weekend and by the looks of it Ewen was making the best of some tough conditions..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 06/16/2020
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
Techy Thursday - Airflo Skagit Sink Tips

Techy Thursday - Airflo Skagit Sink Tips

Over the past couple of weeks we have looked closely at skagit head offerings and running lines. Now we are delving into your skagit tip options, those sinky things that get your flies down where they are needed. Here are a few considerations....... Read more

by Chris Dore on 05/28/2020
Sundays At The Vise - Tongariro Bombs

Sundays At The Vise - Tongariro Bombs

Well it's that time of the year where we're all migrating to the homeland of winter runs and chromed out rainbows and when the flies need to get deep, quick..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 05/24/2020
Team Tuesday - Getting the Monkey Off the Back

Team Tuesday - Getting the Monkey Off the Back

The last couple of months have put a lot of things into perspective for a great many people. Whether it’s discovering new things in your own backyard, having the time to learn something new or even just appreciating.... Read more

by Cameron Forsman on 05/19/2020
Manic Staff Season Highlights - Chris Sharland, Manic Marketing Manager

Manic Staff Season Highlights - Chris Sharland, Manic Marketing Manager

Given the nature of my role at Manic I’m in the slightly weird position of living vicariously through New Zealand and Australia's best, busiest and most passionate anglers on a daily basis, acting as the conduit between their exploits and showcasing it to you guys in the digital world..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 04/14/2020
Team Tuesday - Recap: Commonwealth Championships

Team Tuesday - Recap: Commonwealth Championships

It’s always a long lead up to an international fly fishing competition but the day had finally come for the Aussies to fly out to NZ for the 20th Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championships. This year Australia.... Read more

by Lubin Pfieffer on 03/24/2020
Manic Monday - A Quick Trip Across the Ditch

Manic Monday - A Quick Trip Across the Ditch

New Zealand has always been somewhere that I’ve wanted to visit and last month I got the chance to fit in a quick week long road trip with my younger brother, who is currently living in Auckland. It was the perfect chance to hit the.... Read more

by Guest Blogger on 03/23/2020
Friday Fly Day - Sporting Life's Neil Cunnington

Friday Fly Day - Sporting Life's Neil Cunnington

She’s been a stunner of a summer so far in the north with some stunning fish being reported around the scene. With many anglers finally getting the chance to pick up a fly rod we asked our buddy Neil from Sporting life Turangi what they should be tying on around the central rivers..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 02/28/2020