Posts in April 2019

Team Tuesday - Wayne Barnes

Team Tuesday - Wayne Barnes

It’s always good to hear from Manic Mate and ex mainlander, Mr Wayne Barnes. Wayne has recently moved up from the South Island to the Waikato and is now living in Hamilton..... Read more

by Kyle Adams on 04/30/2019
Manic Monday - Ladies Weekend

Manic Monday - Ladies Weekend

This month I had the good fortune of being able to host a group of New Zealand ladies on the Waihou River for a weekend of Euro Nymphing tuition. I had ladies from as close as Taupo and as far as Wellington despite extremely short notice. Given that three weeks ago the event wasn’t even a concept, it came together brilliantly, with a dozen ladies fishing each day..... Read more

by Casey Pfeiffer on 04/29/2019
Salty Saturday - Waterproof Packs

Salty Saturday - Waterproof Packs

How you carry your gear for a day on the water is a very personal thing. Some like to keep everything fast and light, others prefer to take every item they have with them. Lucky for us.... Read more

by Darren Asquith on 04/27/2019
Friday Fly Day - Unweighted Flies

Friday Fly Day - Unweighted Flies

How many of you carry unweighted versions of your nymphs? Trout can be found in super shallow water or feeding inches below the film and if you only carry your nymph patterns weighted, you’re missing out..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 04/26/2019
Win Stuff Wednesday - Winners of the Simms Beanies!

Win Stuff Wednesday - Winners of the Simms Beanies!

Well we have just made three brains work better this winter by pulling these lucky names out of the hat to win themselves some nice, warm Simms beanies..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 04/24/2019
Primal Rod Co. - In the Jungle

Primal Rod Co. - In the Jungle

Just when we though the week couldn't get any better, this turns up to brighten our day.... Read more

by Gus Lapin on 04/23/2019
Team Tuesday - Dore, Adams & Tedesco...chasing sunshine

Team Tuesday - Dore, Adams & Tedesco...chasing sunshine

As fresh out of Fiordland as they were fresh out of rum, Chris Dore and Micah Adams hooked up with Aussie, and now Lumsden legend and all round top bugger, Steve Tedesco for a day on a headwater river..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 04/23/2019
Friday Fly Day - Manic Flies in Tasmania

Friday Fly Day - Manic Flies in Tasmania

I like to use a small bunch of ‘favourite’ patterns for the majority of my fishing on ‘home’ waters. These are flies I have....... Read more

by Simon Taylor on 04/19/2019
Techy Thursday - Picking Targets

Techy Thursday - Picking Targets

How many times have you put in the perfect stalk, the fish is there, you’re right there in position, he’s feeding and you just need to send him your fly…here’s where it often goes wrong..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 04/18/2019
Win Stuff Wednesday - Simms Wildcard Beanies

Win Stuff Wednesday - Simms Wildcard Beanies

We're not trying to pre-empt winter too much here but we also want to make sure you're prepared for when it really hits..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 04/17/2019