Posts in June 2019

Friday Fly Day - Olive Woolly Buggers

Friday Fly Day - Olive Woolly Buggers

So, I like Olive Woolly Buggers, you like Olive Woolly Buggers and fish like Olive Woolly Buggers. Luckily for all of us, Manic do too which can be seen.... Read more

by Chris Dore on 06/28/2019
Techy Thursday - Don't Leave Home Without Them

Techy Thursday - Don't Leave Home Without Them

It’s winter and obviously my ‘grab n go’ summertime pack has needed a reset. Where tiny dry flies once dominated, bright, flashy streamers and bullet weights now sit and that.... Read more

by Chris Dore on 06/27/2019
Team Tuesday - essential Flyfisher

Team Tuesday - essential Flyfisher

Essential Flyfisher, located in the heart of Launceston is a must visit for Australian and International fly fishos alike. One of very few dedicated fly shops in the country, Essential is one of those shops.... Read more

by Gus Lapin on 06/25/2019
Manic Monday - A Manic Winter Weekend

Manic Monday - A Manic Winter Weekend

And so it begins for Team Manic, the first proper weekend of hucking heavy bombs and glo bugs down in a chilly Turangi for 2019..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 06/24/2019
Salty Saturday - Fly Reels

Salty Saturday - Fly Reels

The performance of your reel is everything when hooking one of the many speedsters of the flats. When looking at which reel to purchase for your trip, you will find that if you want performance, you really do get what you.... Read more

by Darren Asquith on 06/22/2019
Friday Fly Day - Damsels and Dragons

Friday Fly Day - Damsels and Dragons

Throughout Australia and New Zealand most rivers are now closed for winter. However, there are many stillwater opportunities that remain accessible. Many anglers seem daunted by the prospect of large, open stillwaters but here’s a tip.... Read more

by Chris Dore on 06/21/2019
Techy Thursday - Spey Casting & the 180 Degree Rule

Techy Thursday - Spey Casting & the 180 Degree Rule

A lot of budding spey casters get so caught up in the latest and greatest casts or fanging for distance, without understanding the most essential of casting fundamentals.... Read more

by Chris Dore on 06/20/2019
Salty Saturday - Fly Rods

Salty Saturday - Fly Rods

So, you’ve booked a trip to some exotic tropical location, and are now wondering what rods to bring to target your dream saltwater species? Given you’ve just spent a fair chunk of your hard earned on the.... Read more

by Darren Asquith on 06/15/2019
Friday Fly Day - Winter Flies Part Four: The Other Stuff

Friday Fly Day - Winter Flies Part Four: The Other Stuff

So winter isn’t just bling, bugs and bloody big bombs. In fact, many times fish just won’t eat the accepted winter bling and glo bugs no matter how many good presentations you put in front of them..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 06/14/2019
Techy Thursday - Plan Your Swing

Techy Thursday - Plan Your Swing

The ability to read the water will often make or break your spey session, and the ability to understand and control your swing are two things that set aside the guy getting the eats and everyone else..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 06/13/2019