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Techy Thursday - Getting Sideways

Techy Thursday - Getting Sideways

So it’s willow grubbing season and often your vertical plane, bread and butter over head cast just won’t cut it. Low hanging willows, trout feeding at very close quarters and the need to fire your fly ‘way in there’ create issues with an overhead unfurling loop. The answer: casting more on the horizontal plane..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 01/25/2018
Simms Fishing Presents: Chandalar

Simms Fishing Presents: Chandalar

We love it when people do great things through fly fishing and getting people into the outdoors. "Chandalar" celebrates this ethos..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 01/25/2018
Team Tuesday - Mark Rogers Fisherman's Loft

Team Tuesday - Mark Rogers Fisherman's Loft

After many years of talking about it, Mark from the Fisherman’s Loft finally revisited his childhood roots on the Southern rivers with our very own Chris Dore..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 01/23/2018
Friday Fly Day - Cicada Time

Friday Fly Day - Cicada Time

The cicada have been on the wing in the South for a while now and though fish will always key in on an imitation early in the piece, just now are they actively hunting them in the drift..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 01/19/2018
Salty Saturday - Scott Heliply 888 Fly Rod

Salty Saturday - Scott Heliply 888 Fly Rod

Scott Fly Rod Company’s 888 Heliply (8’8” 8 Line) is a classic saltwater stick. It was called ‘one of the best dozen rods ever made’ in one review. It has a cult following among Scott fans and people still seem to talk about how much they loved this rod..... Read more

by Bill Mitchell on 01/13/2018
Friday Fly Day - Saltwater Flies, A Starting Point

Friday Fly Day - Saltwater Flies, A Starting Point

Starting out with saltwater fly fishing but don't know which flies to use? Here's our three suggestions of styles to get you started..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 01/12/2018
Techy Thursday - Dealing With Cloud Cover

Techy Thursday - Dealing With Cloud Cover

We seem to be having a number of cloudy days in the South of recent, and for those with pre-determined ‘wish list’ river options this can prove troublesome. In wide open valleys and riverbeds, as found on many South Island headwaters where spotting fish is often essential for success, glare will become an issue, and if you haven’t put a lot of thought into your day, then you could be in for a disappointing one..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 01/11/2018
Salty Saturday - Airflo Coastal Fly Rod Review

Salty Saturday - Airflo Coastal Fly Rod Review

We handed Australian Flyfishing Outfitters newest guide Amos Mapleston aka Famos the Airflo Coastal 8wt and after some solid use here’s what he had to say....... Read more

by Dave Bradley on 01/06/2018
Untamed's Darren Asquith reviews the Simms Dry Creek Z Hip Pack

Untamed's Darren Asquith reviews the Simms Dry Creek Z Hip Pack

The new Dry Creek range is some of our favourite product here at Manic. Techy, tough and cool looking it ticks all the boxes and the new Dry Creek Z Hip Pack is a star of the range..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 01/04/2018
Techy Thursday - How To Nail Them In Dirty Water

Techy Thursday - How To Nail Them In Dirty Water

A quick one today. We're on the water and lo and behold, it's not clear. What to do?.... Read more

by Chris Dore on 01/04/2018