Posts in Techy Thursdays

Techy Thursday - Pre Season Casting Drills

Techy Thursday - Pre Season Casting Drills

Only twenty days as I write until opening and the fly boxes are full. A new Airflo SuperFlo Presentation line has been spooled and the Simms Freestone sling pack is as organised as it will be for the next several months..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 09/10/2020
Techy Thursday - Chasing Whitebait

Techy Thursday - Chasing Whitebait

The Whitebait have begun their annual run and on our Southern Estuaries, so have the juvenile Lamprey. Accordingly, the fish are becoming more active as things transition into spring and are turning up in our tidal reaches to take advantage of the incoming food supply..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 08/27/2020
Techy Thursday - Give That Indicator Some Love

Techy Thursday - Give That Indicator Some Love

There is a world of difference between the larger, denser, clip on indicators regularly employed on the Tongariro and the sparse, fingernail sized whisps we employ stealthily in the deep south, and the maintenance requirements of both..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 08/20/2020
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
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
Techy Thursday - I Have Airflo Miracle Braid, Now What?

Techy Thursday - I Have Airflo Miracle Braid, Now What?

I have been asked a lot recently about which running lines I favour for winter swinging and in most instances my response is unequivocally Airflo Miracle Braid. More often than not however comes a follow up question a few days later asking how to put it all together, check this out.... Read more

by Chris Dore on 07/23/2020
Techy Thursday - Winter Stealth

Techy Thursday - Winter Stealth

One thing I don’t get is how much time, effort and patience anglers put into being stealthy over the summer months and how that all goes out the window on winter time waters..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 07/16/2020
Techy Thursday - Video Analysis Of The Wet Fly Swing

Techy Thursday - Video Analysis Of The Wet Fly Swing

Video analysis has always been an important tool for me when looking to up my game. I like to slow it all down, dissect things, consider what I’m seeing and try and improve on it, whether I’m on the lawn casting, or fishing the water..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 07/09/2020
Techy Thursday - Wait For the Weight

Techy Thursday - Wait For the Weight

Tap, tap, tap. We have all felt it. It’s the bump of a fish who is following your fly in, engaging somewhat, yet not quite committing to the eat. It can be far too easy to set the hook in excitement at the first wee bump, but how many times does this result in a bent rod?.... Read more

by Chris Dore on 07/02/2020
Techy Thursday - Single Hand Spey 101

Techy Thursday - Single Hand Spey 101

There’s been a lot of discussion of recent surrounding single hand spey techniques, and rightly so. Here's everything you need to know to get into it and hit the ground running..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 06/11/2020