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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
Friday Fly Day - Ronan Creane contributes!

Friday Fly Day - Ronan Creane contributes!

In my early days in NZ I believed the Royal Wulff to be the only dry fly worth using. If I had a few sizes in my box I'd be covered for just about any surface feeding trout. I wasn't wrong. However I also believed that the fly itself held some magic. I believed the little bit of red between the green peacock herl was the trigger. I fished the fly with confidence for years. Then, to speed up the process I started tying in the red floss as a rib over the herl. It was just as deadly. Around....... Read more

by Guest Blogger on 11/14/2014
Team Tuesday - Jeff Forsee

Team Tuesday - Jeff Forsee

I grew up in the Midwest of the United States fishing for the abundant species of warm water fish that are available in that part of the country. It wasn't long until my wanderlust got the best of me and I moved west to experience the mountains of the Western United States and all that they have to offer. After a few years of living in between Alaska and traveling the world I decided to pack up my things(mostly fishing gear)and move to the South Island of New Zealand to be with my partner Hilary..... Read more

by Guest Blogger on 08/26/2014