Posts in Taupo

Manic Monday - Lake Otamangakau Season Wrap Up

Manic Monday - Lake Otamangakau Season Wrap Up

The Big O has officially closed as of the 31st of May and what a memorable season it has been..... Read more

by Kyle Adams on 06/10/2019
Friday Fly Day - Winter Flies Pt 2: Getting Eggy

Friday Fly Day - Winter Flies Pt 2: Getting Eggy

Looking forward to winter, and into the now, last week we discussed what it takes to get down to where the fish are. This week we are talking eggs. Love or hate them I bet you fish them, so let’s take a look at what winter run trout want..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 05/17/2019
Manic Monday - Ladies Weekend

Manic Monday - Ladies Weekend

This month I had the good fortune of being able to host a group of New Zealand ladies on the Waihou River for a weekend of Euro Nymphing tuition. I had ladies from as close as Taupo and as far as Wellington despite extremely short notice. Given that three weeks ago the event wasn’t even a concept, it came together brilliantly, with a dozen ladies fishing each day..... Read more

by Casey Pfeiffer on 04/29/2019

"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