Posts in Taupo

Friday Fly Day - Gary Lyttle's Top Summer Picks

Friday Fly Day - Gary Lyttle's Top Summer Picks

Summer has been a mixed bag around the country so far, so we have asked a few of our buddies over the next few weeks to chime in with what they have been using to get things done..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 01/17/2020
2019 In Review Part 2 - Drop Shot Nymphing With Rene Vaz

2019 In Review Part 2 - Drop Shot Nymphing With Rene Vaz

Rene dropped this dropshot piece way back in the early days of Manic but it has certainly stood the test of time, some say in the event of nuclear holocaust it will only be cockroaches and this article that will survive..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 12/28/2019
Manic Monday - Plan B

Manic Monday - Plan B

With the weather putting a stop to our planned and long-awaited backing country fishing trip, Manic mates, Karl Sawyer, Taranaki Hunting & Fishing Fly Guru Tarn Mack-McEwen and myself, decided to leave the heavy tramping packs behind and opted to tow the boats over to Lake O instead..... Read more

by Kyle Adams on 12/02/2019
The Manic Guide To Wading Safety

The Manic Guide To Wading Safety

We teamed up with good mate and river rat, Garth Oakden, of Tongariro River Rafting to put together a clip outlining some tips and tactics to make sure you can get to the other side of the river safely (and back) as well as what you should do when it all turns to custard..... Read more

by Chris Sharland 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
Manic Monday - Simms Tributary Kids Gear

Manic Monday - Simms Tributary Kids Gear

Finn Harding gets out amongst the fishing action in his Simms Tributary waders built specifically for kids..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 10/14/2019
Finn Harding Is On The Scene!

Finn Harding Is On The Scene!

Finn Harding is learning a thing or two from the old man Andrew Harding!.... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 10/11/2019
Team Tuesday - Rob Vaz aka Robfish

Team Tuesday - Rob Vaz aka Robfish

Manic mate and all-round good bugger Rob Vaz is one awesome human being. Rob grew up in the Waikato and along with older brother Rene they fly fished at every chance they could..... Read more

by Kyle Adams on 10/01/2019
Tongariro Roll Cast Clinic Wrap Up

Tongariro Roll Cast Clinic Wrap Up

What a weekend of weather with perfect conditions being ideal for the Tongariro Roll Cast clinic. From my perspective the day went very well with everyone understanding the concept and theory behind the cast before getting the feel for each phase on the lake and then finally putting it all together by the end of the river session..... Read more

by Kyle Adams on 09/23/2019
How To Master The Tongariro Roll Cast

How To Master The Tongariro Roll Cast

Here it is, the most comprehensive "How To" for learning the Tongariro Roll Cast..... Read more

by Kyle Adams on 08/28/2019