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Lockdown Lessons: Casting Tips With Chris Dore - #11 The Reach Mend

Lockdown Lessons: Casting Tips With Chris Dore - #11 The Reach Mend

Ask any accomplished angler about their favourite technique for setting the drift before the line even touches the water and chances are they'll say it's the Reach Mend..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 06/17/2020
Team Tuesday - Harry Ewen On The Tongariro

Team Tuesday - Harry Ewen On The Tongariro

Kyle caught up with Rotorua local, Harry Ewen, on the Tongariro over weekend and by the looks of it Ewen was making the best of some tough conditions..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 06/16/2020
Manic Monday - Simms Freestone Pant Waders

Manic Monday - Simms Freestone Pant Waders

I’ve been using Simms wading pants to hike into Tasmania’s Western Lakes for quite a few years now and for me they have become a must have item to ensure I stay warm and dry during those early and late season trips. This year, I've invested in a new pair of the Simms Freestone Wading Pants.... Read more

by Craig Rist on 06/15/2020
Friday Fly Day - Swinging Soft Hackle Flies

Friday Fly Day - Swinging Soft Hackle Flies

Let’s face it. Some days the fish just aren’t grabby and you can spend all day swinging run after gucci run to no avail. Other days however, they just aren’t buying what you are selling..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 06/12/2020
Lockdown Lessons: Casting Tips With Chris Dore - #10 The Serpentine Mend

Lockdown Lessons: Casting Tips With Chris Dore - #10 The Serpentine Mend

The Serpentine Mend is one of the coolest names for a casting technique but it's also one of the handiest tricks to know, no matter where you fish..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 06/11/2020
Techy Thursday - Single Hand Spey 101

Techy Thursday - Single Hand Spey 101

There’s been a lot of discussion of recent surrounding single hand spey techniques, and rightly so. Here's everything you need to know to get into it and hit the ground running..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 06/11/2020
Team Tuesday - Queen's Birthday Tongariro Bash

Team Tuesday - Queen's Birthday Tongariro Bash

With Queens Birthday weekend arriving not long after coming out of lockdown it was a no brainer to take the short week off work and head to Turangi..... Read more

by Karl Sawyer on 06/09/2020
Manic Monday - Snapper Sniping With Saltwater Fly

Manic Monday - Snapper Sniping With Saltwater Fly

Make sure you get your hands on the latest issue of NZ Fishing News because the legend that is Nik Hannam of the Salt Fly Club NZ and Rod & Reel has put pen to paper and shared some of his Auckland saltwater fly fishing experience with us all..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 06/08/2020
Salty Saturday - The Lateral Line Ep.4: Land Based Game Fishing

Salty Saturday - The Lateral Line Ep.4: Land Based Game Fishing

Milan and Nathan are back trying to “seal the deal” after Milan’s live bait got eaten by a huge Kingfish with no hook in it..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 06/06/2020
Friday Fly Day - New Manic Fly Collection Rabbit Flies

Friday Fly Day - New Manic Fly Collection Rabbit Flies

There are many reasons we love rabbit strips. They’re durable. It provides bulk to your lure and it flutters, pulses, wiggles and twists with every strip. Rabbit makes for a very fishy fly..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 06/05/2020