Posts in February 2019

Manic Monday - Matt Tripet; a Simms Legacy

I have been asked on many occasions, “Matt, how much do I invest in my wading gear and outerwear?” It’s always been a pretty straight forward answer, usually presented with a rhetorical question on my part..... Read more

by Matt Tripet on 02/25/2019
Sunday Share - The Fish Wizard Takes on NZ

Sunday Share - The Fish Wizard Takes on NZ

Craig Rist never gets tired of going to New Zealand. The country has so much to offer for the traveling fly fisher. I kicked off 2019 with a trip to New Zealand's South Island with.... Read more

by Gus Lapin on 02/24/2019
Manic Monday - Mornings on the Tongariro

Manic Monday - Mornings on the Tongariro

A couple of our good mates have just returned from another epic NZ trip. James Norney and Michael Hurren swam the long stretch from Melbourne to New Zealand in search of big fish and.... Read more

by Gus Lapin on 02/18/2019
Salty Saturday - King Tide Salt Fly Mid Season Report

Salty Saturday - King Tide Salt Fly Mid Season Report

The Bay of Plenty has seen one of the longest settled periods in a long time. This has made flats fishing conditions near on perfect with great sun and an often light breeze to take the shine off the water’s surface..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 02/16/2019
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
Friday Fly Day - Cicada Shy Fish

Friday Fly Day - Cicada Shy Fish

Chances are, that fish you are lining up may have seen a few imitations, probably presented less than ideal so is chucking a cicada your best move?.... Read more

by Chris Dore on 02/15/2019
Techy Thursday - Changing The Retrieve On Your Hatch Finatic

Techy Thursday - Changing The Retrieve On Your Hatch Finatic

In this video we demonstrate the most effective way to switch from left to right hand retrieve..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 02/14/2019
Win Stuff Wednesday - Manic Fly Collection Dry Sample Pack

Win Stuff Wednesday - Manic Fly Collection Dry Sample Pack

I've got a few flies hanging out on my desk getting in the way so why not use this opportunity to give away a little gateway drug sample pack.... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 02/13/2019
Team Tuesday - Aaron Middleton of Hunting & Fishing Wairarapa

Team Tuesday - Aaron Middleton of Hunting & Fishing Wairarapa

Manic Mate, Aaron Middleton, is the owner of the Wairarapa Hunting & Fishing store. Aaron is a keen fly fisher but also likes long walks on the beach, geeking out on fly fishing gear and sitting in his Lazy Boy, listening to his favourite record with the cat in his lap..... Read more

by Kyle Adams on 02/12/2019
Manic Monday - The Great Shaku Hunter

Manic Monday - The Great Shaku Hunter

Rolf Nylinder is back at it again with another conceptual and highly entertaining fly fishing film. 20mins of egoless, creative fun with just a little bit of Wes Anderson style thrown in the mix..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 02/11/2019