Posts in Taupo

"The Experts" - Gary Lyttle, Hunting & Fishing Taupo

For part three of our "Experts" series we've got Gary Lyttle from Hunting & Fishing Taupo. Gary is a legitimate fly fishing powerhouse having emigrated from Rugby in the UK to the home of rugby and the fly fishing wonderland of New Zealand..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 03/26/2019
Team Tuesday - The NZ Fly Fishing Team & Simms River Camo

Team Tuesday - The NZ Fly Fishing Team & Simms River Camo

The NZ Fly Fishing team have partnered up with Manic on the Simms River Camo range of technical clothing in preparation for the World Fly Fishing Championships in Tasmania. We'll keep you posted on the team progress and upcoming team events..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 03/26/2019
Team Tuesday - Andrew Christmas, Taupo Trout Guide

Team Tuesday - Andrew Christmas, Taupo Trout Guide

Manic Mate and all-round good bugger, Andrew Christmas, is a fishing guide in the central plateau and goes by the name of Taupo Trout Guide. He is based is Taupo / Turangi and would have to be one of the busiest guides we know..... Read more

by Kyle Adams on 02/26/2019
Targeting the Big Summer Browns of the Tongariro

Targeting the Big Summer Browns of the Tongariro

Here's an indepth article from Kyle Adams on the in's and out's of how to target the massive summer brown trout of the Tongariro river..... Read more

by Kyle Adams on 02/15/2019
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