Posts in Techy Thursdays

Techy Thursday - Believing the Hype: Simms Bugstopper hoody

Techy Thursday - Believing the Hype: Simms Bugstopper hoody

Everyone’s got one right? You’re seeing them everywhere. On the river. Out hiking, paddleboarding, worn by shop staff, cycling, around town and at the BBQ. Here’s why....... Read more

by Chris Dore on 02/22/2018
Techy Thursday - Post Flood Fast 5

Techy Thursday - Post Flood Fast 5

So most of our rivers got big late last week and while most have returned to fishable levels, they may not fish the same as they did pre flood. This is normal following a big fresh, so here’s a fast five to keep your rod bent following a good flush out....... Read more

by Chris Dore on 02/08/2018
Techy Thursday - Sun Smart

Techy Thursday - Sun Smart

As I write this I’m sitting in my seventh day of 30 something degrees heat here in the south and yet the 24 hour forecast is for snow. In high summertime temps, anglers need to make a few changes from their usual routines..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 02/01/2018
Techy Thursday - Getting Sideways

Techy Thursday - Getting Sideways

So it’s willow grubbing season and often your vertical plane, bread and butter over head cast just won’t cut it. Low hanging willows, trout feeding at very close quarters and the need to fire your fly ‘way in there’ create issues with an overhead unfurling loop. The answer: casting more on the horizontal plane..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 01/25/2018
Techy Thursday - Dealing With Cloud Cover

Techy Thursday - Dealing With Cloud Cover

We seem to be having a number of cloudy days in the South of recent, and for those with pre-determined ‘wish list’ river options this can prove troublesome. In wide open valleys and riverbeds, as found on many South Island headwaters where spotting fish is often essential for success, glare will become an issue, and if you haven’t put a lot of thought into your day, then you could be in for a disappointing one..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 01/11/2018
Techy Thursday - How To Nail Them In Dirty Water

Techy Thursday - How To Nail Them In Dirty Water

A quick one today. We're on the water and lo and behold, it's not clear. What to do?.... Read more

by Chris Dore on 01/04/2018
Techy Thursday - Five Christmas Tips from Chris Dore

Techy Thursday - Five Christmas Tips from Chris Dore

Chris Dore has whipped up five of his key how-to's for fly fishing over the holiday period. Relax and take notes..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 12/28/2017
Techy Thursday - The Manic Guide to High Banks

Techy Thursday - The Manic Guide to High Banks

So high banks are both a blessing and a nightmare to anglers in that while they can offer greater visibility from an elevated position, this same elevation creates a whole new set of issues when it comes to presenting your fly..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 12/21/2017
Techy Thursday - Blair Daniel Speaks

Techy Thursday - Blair Daniel Speaks

Some people just get it, and some struggle, so we asked our buddy, and Nelson based guide Blair Daniel for his top tips for hitting the water this summer to help YOU catch more fish..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 12/14/2017
Techy Thursday - Still Water Solutions

Techy Thursday - Still Water Solutions

Alex got in touch with me recently seeking some help with his stillwater techniques....... Read more

by Chris Dore on 12/07/2017