Posts in Taupo

The Manic Guide To Spey - Part One: How To Set Up For Two Handed Fly Fishing

The Manic Guide To Spey - Part One: How To Set Up For Two Handed Fly Fishing

Welcome to the Manic Guide To Spey presented by Chris Dore. This is part one of a two part series in which our goal is to give you an understanding of the basics around spey / skagit gear and techniques while keeping it as simple as possible..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 10/28/2020
How To Rig Up For The Tongariro Roll Cast

How To Rig Up For The Tongariro Roll Cast

Before you start the journey of learning the Tongariro Roll Cast it pays to have an understanding of some of the gear that will make the job that much easier for you as well as how to set it all up properly..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 10/19/2020
Manic Tackle Project + Hunting & Fishing New Zealand

Manic Tackle Project + Hunting & Fishing New Zealand "Learn To Fly Fish" Nights

Well it's been a while between drinks but our "Learn To Fly Fish" evenings with Hunting & Fishing New Zealand stores nationwide are back and bigger than ever..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 09/01/2020
Friday Fly Day - The Crystal Chironomid

Friday Fly Day - The Crystal Chironomid

Midge larva are a main event on most stillwaters and so we always like to keep a few cutting edge patterns on hand. New for 2020 is our Crystal Chironomid in both red/black, and tan..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 08/14/2020
Techy Thursday - Thoughts On Low Winter Flows

Techy Thursday - Thoughts On Low Winter Flows

Chris Dore gives us five tips for low water, winter fly fishing conditions..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 08/06/2020
The Manic Guide To Fly Fishing In Taupo - The Tauranga Taupo River

The Manic Guide To Fly Fishing In Taupo - The Tauranga Taupo River

In part two of our Guide To Taupo we check in on the fly fishing opportunities the Tauranga Taupo river has on offer..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 08/05/2020
Team Tuesday - Iggy Pup

Team Tuesday - Iggy Pup

Say hello to the latest furry four legged member of the Manic team, Iggy Pup!.... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 08/04/2020
Friday Fly Day - The Visitors Cheat Sheet To The Tongariro

Friday Fly Day - The Visitors Cheat Sheet To The Tongariro

Recently I have been inundated by questions from first time visitors planning trips to the Central Plateau, wondering what kit they will need in this pretty unique fishery..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 07/31/2020
Techy Thursday - Why YOU need an Airflo Streamer Max

Techy Thursday - Why YOU need an Airflo Streamer Max

For pulling fish on streamers from deep, backcountry summertime pools, high flows or just swinging your favourite winter runs, sometimes your floating line just won’t cut it..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 07/30/2020
Rob Vaz Czech Nymph Video Series

Rob Vaz Czech Nymph Video Series

The legend that is Rob Vaz of Robfish Fly Fishing Aotearoa has spent more than his fair share of time on the comp circuit getting his Czech nymphing techniques dialed..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 07/22/2020