Posts in Manic Fly Collection

Friday Fly Day - Kyle's Creeper

Friday Fly Day - Kyle's Creeper

Early season means often unpredictable flows and when October opens low and clear, I often feel uneasy as to what is to come..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 09/18/2020
Friday Fly Day - Whitebait Flies

Friday Fly Day - Whitebait Flies

So the fishing has been slow the past few days but by changing flies regularly and switching up the retrieve, enough fish have been coming to the net in the estuary. When I switch out my whitebait patterns there are a few considerations I take into account..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 08/28/2020
Team Tuesday - Chasing Tassie Unicorns

Team Tuesday - Chasing Tassie Unicorns

Here in Tasmania we have a lot of options for fly fishing. From sea running brown trout to remote Western Lakes sight fishing and everything in between and everyone’s got that one type of fishing.... Read more

by Alex Green on 08/25/2020
Friday Fly Day - Kyle's Flies Are The MVP's

Friday Fly Day - Kyle's Flies Are The MVP's

Last season I spent five days guiding a regular client of mine, Jack Alvernaz, on some local waters, this gave me a chance to try out some exciting new flies in the Manic Fly Collection..... Read more

by Adam Priest on 08/21/2020
Friday Fly Day - The Crystal Chironomid

Friday Fly Day - The Crystal Chironomid

Midge larva are a main event on most stillwaters and so we always like to keep a few cutting edge patterns on hand. New for 2020 is our Crystal Chironomid in both red/black, and tan..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 08/14/2020
Friday Fly Day - The Visitors Cheat Sheet To The Tongariro

Friday Fly Day - The Visitors Cheat Sheet To The Tongariro

Recently I have been inundated by questions from first time visitors planning trips to the Central Plateau, wondering what kit they will need in this pretty unique fishery..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 07/31/2020
Manic Monday - Tasmania in Detail. Part 4. Four Springs Lake

Manic Monday - Tasmania in Detail. Part 4. Four Springs Lake

Four Springs Lake is a purpose built trout fishery located approximately 40 kilometers west of Launceston. Due to being relatively close to major population centers, it is a popular fishery which can become busy. It is a medium sized water with excellent boat.... Read more

by Simon Taylor on 07/27/2020
Friday Fly Day - The Bitchin' Coho for coloured up flows

Friday Fly Day - The Bitchin' Coho for coloured up flows

So we arrived at the river following a night of rain and snowfall way back in the catchment, and needless to say the river was sporting colour. With dull skies and fish of recent in a rather sullen mood, we decided to go flashy, and as mum always said if you’re going to go do something, don’t be shy..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 07/24/2020
Friday Fly Day - Egg Refresher

Friday Fly Day - Egg Refresher

Did you know, the typical female trout can produce about 2,000 eggs per kilogram (900 eggs per pound) of body weight at spawning? Love them or hate them, egg patterns are deadly effective..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 07/17/2020
Manic Monday - Tasmania in Detail. Part 2. Little Pine Lagoon

Manic Monday - Tasmania in Detail. Part 2. Little Pine Lagoon

Little Pine Lagoon is a highly regarded wild trout fishery located next to the Marlborough highway, 7 kilometers west of the Great Lake in Tasmania’s Central Plateau. This exposed, weedy and shallow.... Read more

by Simon Taylor on 07/06/2020