Posts in November 2019

Salty Saturday - Lucas Allen's Gear Prep For The New Saltwater Fly Fishing Season

Salty Saturday - Lucas Allen's Gear Prep For The New Saltwater Fly Fishing Season

The sun is out and the fish are moving again. Now is the time to dust off that saltwater fly gear, check your stock levels of flies and tippet and make sure everything is in bulletproof order. Lucas Allen of King Tide Salt Fly shares some of his preparation process to ensure success straight out of the gate..... Read more

by Lucas Allen on 11/16/2019
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 - Alternative Smelt Flies

Friday Fly Day - Alternative Smelt Flies

So following on from yesterday’s Techy Thursday about why, and how you should be smashing it in the estuaries right now, today we talk patterns to help you stand out from the crowd..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 11/15/2019
Techy Thursday - Smelting Trout Fast Five

Techy Thursday - Smelting Trout Fast Five

Whilst whitebait stir the estuarine trout’s interest as they appear from September onwards, it’s the arrival of smelt that really gets our southern estuaries firing..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 11/14/2019
Straight from the Pros - David Hemphill's Three Hot Tips

Straight from the Pros - David Hemphill's Three Hot Tips

David started fly fishing as a young boy with his late father on the waters of the Snowy Mountains and developed a deep love for the sport which has become an addiction. This addiction has.... Read more

by Gus Lapin on 11/14/2019
Win Stuff Wednesday - Scott Sector Saltwater Fly Rod

Win Stuff Wednesday - Scott Sector Saltwater Fly Rod

Wait, what? We're giving away a brand new Scott Sector saltwater fly rod? Who signed off on that?!.... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 11/13/2019
Team Tuesday - Cate Lee

Team Tuesday - Cate Lee

Waikato farm chick, keen hunter, angler, and lover of great riverside food Cate Lee moved south, loved the pull of the area and fell into the H&F Queenstown whanau..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 11/12/2019
Manic Monday - The Carp Dusters

Manic Monday - The Carp Dusters

Good mate, Alex Roy recently followed Brett Watson and Chris Shaw as they experience some close quarter sight fishing for Koi and mirror carp.... Read more

by Gus Lapin on 11/11/2019
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
Techy Thursday - When The Going Gets Tough

Techy Thursday - When The Going Gets Tough

Rivers and temperatures have been very up and down so far this season often resulting in some very moody trout. Some days they’re really on and the next, you can’t even buy a fish..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 11/07/2019