Posts by Rene Vaz

Friday Fly Day - Quill Spinners, the perfect parachutes

Friday Fly Day - Quill Spinners, the perfect parachutes

Whether you’re fishing to a Tasmanian tailer or a Mataura sipper these slim little parachutes are total winners. The natural CDC wings give of a mystical eat me message to the trout whilst also being nice and easy to see on the water..... Read more

by Rene Vaz on 12/12/2014
Techy Thursdays - Going With The Flow

Techy Thursdays - Going With The Flow

In New Zealand we’re blessed not only with high quality fishing opportunities but also with a variety of types of fishing. Where we often get it wrong is in adapting to this variety through a range of skills and techniques. It may come as a revelation to some that the techniques they find successful for nymphing for winter spawning run rainbows on the Tongariro are only moderately relevant to what is required on a back country river. In contrast the back country angler may find his honed stalking skills remarkably inefficient when targeting active feeders in some of our lowland....... Read more

by Rene Vaz on 10/16/2014
Manic Mondays - Fish Chowder with the muppets

Manic Mondays - Fish Chowder with the muppets

We go a little off topic with an old favourite.... Read more

by Rene Vaz on 03/31/2014
Salty Saturday - Clint Astray

Salty Saturday - Clint Astray

Our buddy Clint Isaac who guides for Australian Fly Fishing Outfitters in Queensland spent a fair chunk of last year astray traveling through Mexico and Alaska. Seems the big man can make it happen anywhere..... Read more

by Rene Vaz on 03/29/2014
Win Stuff Wednesday - New Simms Retractor

Win Stuff Wednesday - New Simms Retractor

Ok so maybe this looks like a simple little thing that doesn't have much thought. But Simms have changed their iconic litle retractor over to a new model, yes it's a different colour but that's not all. The new retractor is built with a heavier gauge pin to help support larger tools and tough buggers who tend to wreck things, a super long PE coil that extends over 2 feet making it perfect for using with forceps and other tools where you need to extend yourself. Lastly one big issue with coil style retractors is with heavy tools they tend....... Read more

by Rene Vaz on 03/26/2014
Team Tuesday - Gin Clear Media

Team Tuesday - Gin Clear Media

We are really pleased to be working with Gin Clear Media over the next few years on a number of projects. For those of you who have been waiting for their new film Leviathan, it's hitting shelves as we speak (trailer below). Also of course their is the Rise Film Festival that will be held throughout NZ and Australia later this year..... Read more

by Rene Vaz on 03/25/2014
Sunday Share - What Simms do in Winter

Sunday Share - What Simms do in Winter

To say the crew at Simms are a little off the wall is an understatement, here's a wee clip of what they get up to in winter..... Read more

by Rene Vaz on 03/23/2014
Techy Thursdays - Fishing The Film

Techy Thursdays - Fishing The Film

One of my first jobs in the fishing tackle industry was working for a UK tackle retailer. We had a number of different businesses offerings one of which was letting our private beats on the River Test to high paying customers. The best part of the deal was when the beat was vacant I was able to fish the it..... Read more

by Rene Vaz on 03/20/2014
Employment at Manic - Warehouse and Customer Services Executive

Employment at Manic - Warehouse and Customer Services Executive

As we mentioned earlier today our Warehouse guy Alex is off to Japan to explore another country and get away from us. So we have a new role we are offering up the Employment at Manic - Warehouse and Customer Services Executive..... Read more

by Rene Vaz on 03/19/2014
Alex wants out - Who's in

Alex wants out - Who's in

Alex our Warehouse Executive is moving off to Japan for some new challenges. Here's a wee clip we picked up from security camera's of his last day in the office..... Read more

by Rene Vaz on 03/19/2014