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Team Tuesday - Kaikoura Salmon Enhancement Society

Team Tuesday - Kaikoura Salmon Enhancement Society

The Kaikoura Salmon Enhancement Society Inc is an non-profit organization. Formed in 2013, its current aim is to release salmon into Lyell Creek. We released 10,000 young salmon (smolt) into Lyell Creek in July 2014 and are aiming to release 10,000 into Lyell Creek and 5,000 into the Clarence River in July 2015. We focus on fund raising, with membership fees, grants and support from around the district. Any support is greatly appreciated..... Read more

by Guest Blogger on 08/11/2015
Sunday Share - Let Them Fish

Sunday Share - Let Them Fish

We are a New Zealand founded and based Non-profit Charitable Organisation collecting used fishing and spearfishing goods and sending it to those in need in the Pacific Islands to better their communities by providing the effective equipment so that their food can become affordable and easily accessible..... Read more

by Guest Blogger on 08/02/2015
Via Gink & Gasoline - Is Your Fly Fishing The Entire Swing?

Via Gink & Gasoline - Is Your Fly Fishing The Entire Swing?

Many anglers who successfully swing flies for steelhead could be catching even more fish by improving their swing. Steelheading is all about taking advantage of every opportunity and it’s pretty common for anglers to waste as much as half their fishing time with a poorly swung fly. I include myself among them. It’s technical business and requires constant attention. The key to a good swing is keeping the fly moving at just the right speed and angle. That buttery slow swing that gives the fish time to see the fly and react. The gentle motion that entices the attack. It’s....... Read more

by Guest Blogger on 06/17/2015
Team Tuesday - Gavin Davis

Team Tuesday - Gavin Davis

Slowly we waded across the flat, it was skinny, just a few inches deep. The sun peaked over the horizon and pierced its way through below the rain clouds. Nervous water ahead, then the unmistakable reflection of a tail glistening in the sun light. As the fish eased closer I separated from Mike and settled into position ready for my shot..... Read more

by Guest Blogger on 06/16/2015
Techy Thursdays - Andrew Harding reviews the Airflo Bandit fly line

Techy Thursdays - Andrew Harding reviews the Airflo Bandit fly line

To say I’m pretty hard on fly-lines is a bit of an understatement, standing on ‘em, shooting ‘em through the guides with a mandatory coating of abrasive pumice grit, ripping the lines out of streamside vegetation with such force I tend to leave a trail of destruction in my path… even using the fly line as a ferry lead, to shoot a raft across a lake channel are all in the realms of everyday use for me, typically going through at least two lines in a season, until I tried the Airflo Bandit Camo tip..... Read more

by Guest Blogger on 05/28/2015
Friday Fly Day - Ronan and Jeff's Mouse epic

Friday Fly Day - Ronan and Jeff's Mouse epic

North Canterbury is enjoying what is probably its biggest ever mouse plague. The trout have been gorging on mice all season and on some rivers double figure trout are now common. I heard of an angler catching 17 doubles this season, another 28 and the most insane figure of all, a friend of mine, who I won’t name because I think he prefers anonymity, had 42 when we last spoke over a week ago. His best was 16.5 weighed on a digital scale. He saw one weigh in at 17.75..... Read more

by Guest Blogger on 04/24/2015
Team Tuesday - The Best Things Are Shared

Team Tuesday - The Best Things Are Shared

Hello from a beautiful Spring Day in B.C. that’s screaming; Yard Work, Spring Cleaning, Spring Skiing, and Golf at me at the same time. It’s all helping me re enter society after another (35th) Trout Season in New Zealand..... Read more

by Guest Blogger on 04/07/2015
Techy Thursdays - Sight Fishing by Jeff Forsee

Techy Thursdays - Sight Fishing by Jeff Forsee

Whether it’s in the back channels of Alaska’s Kanektok river or the gin clear waters of New Zealand’s backcountry, the ability to sight a fish before casting to it gives you an edge. Spotting that fish first gives you the time and information needed to come up with a methodical and effective approach..... Read more

by Guest Blogger on 04/02/2015
Martin Langland's on the Airflo Bandit rods

Martin Langland's on the Airflo Bandit rods

Over the past 4 months both myself and numerous clients have had the pleasures of field testing both the the 4wt and 5wt Airflo Bandit rods in all manner of situations and am very pleased with how they have performed. This series of Rod is a more budget rod great for all manner of folks starting out both young and old, folks who don't fish a lot and those that need a spare rod, having said that i would not want to under sell them as they kept pace with the more expensive rods that retail for 4x the price!.... Read more

by Guest Blogger on 01/15/2015
Team Tuesday - Jakub Kanok / Gone West

Team Tuesday - Jakub Kanok / Gone West

My name is Jakub Kanok born in Ostrava, Czech Republic. As a kid I spent most of my time at our cottage with my grandparents, wandering through the forests mushroom picking and fishing the river there and that is where my passion for fly fishing started..... Read more

by Guest Blogger on 12/23/2014