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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
Team Tuesday - Neil Cunnington of Sporting Life Turangi

Team Tuesday - Neil Cunnington of Sporting Life Turangi

Manic mate, super nice guy and all-round top bloke, Mr Neil Cunnington Is one of the key team members and fly fishing gurus at the famous Sporting Life Outfitters store in Turangi..... Read more

by Kyle Adams on 01/21/2020
Manic Monday - George Cunningham in 1964

Manic Monday - George Cunningham in 1964

We stumbled across this very cool clip on Youtube this morning thanks to Clyde Cunningham. He's taken the time to digitise and upload some footage of his father tying a classic Tongariro wet fly and then taking it to the Tongariro for some field testing..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 01/20/2020
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