Posts in Friday Fly Day

Friday Fly Day - Damsels and Dragons

Friday Fly Day - Damsels and Dragons

Throughout Australia and New Zealand most rivers are now closed for winter. However, there are many stillwater opportunities that remain accessible. Many anglers seem daunted by the prospect of large, open stillwaters but here’s a tip.... Read more

by Chris Dore on 06/21/2019
Friday Fly Day - Winter Flies Part Four: The Other Stuff

Friday Fly Day - Winter Flies Part Four: The Other Stuff

So winter isn’t just bling, bugs and bloody big bombs. In fact, many times fish just won’t eat the accepted winter bling and glo bugs no matter how many good presentations you put in front of them..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 06/14/2019
Friday Fly Day - Winter Flies Part Three, Swingers

Friday Fly Day - Winter Flies Part Three, Swingers

If you want to build a tally on the river this winter you should nymph it, however sometimes to get that eat you simply need to cover ground, and what better way to hit maximum water each and every cast and get noticed than by swinging a streamer..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 05/31/2019
Friday Fly Day - Bling on Winter

Friday Fly Day - Bling on Winter

Oh yes... if trout aren’t seeing them, they need to see them, and therein lies the key to successful winter fishing. That’s pretty basic. What isn’t basic is the thought and experimentation which have gone into our Manic flies, and in particular.... Read more

by Chris Dore on 05/24/2019
Friday Fly Day - Winter Flies Pt 2: Getting Eggy

Friday Fly Day - Winter Flies Pt 2: Getting Eggy

Looking forward to winter, and into the now, last week we discussed what it takes to get down to where the fish are. This week we are talking eggs. Love or hate them I bet you fish them, so let’s take a look at what winter run trout want..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 05/17/2019
Friday Fly Day - The Last Hustle

Friday Fly Day - The Last Hustle

When I look at the calendar year, the months of May and June signal the end of a solid season. It’s when my ‘river fitness’ is at its strongest physically and mentally, but I am also more exhausted than ever.... Read more

by Matt Tripet on 05/10/2019
Friday Fly Day - Winter Flies Part One, Heavy Stuff

Friday Fly Day - Winter Flies Part One, Heavy Stuff

As the temperatures drop I can’t help but turn my thoughts to the cooler months and the exciting prospects that winter brings. It’s a whole new ball game however, and along with rods, lines, attire and approach that differs from your summertime kit, your fly box too often needs a near total change out..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 05/03/2019
Friday Fly Day - Unweighted Flies

Friday Fly Day - Unweighted Flies

How many of you carry unweighted versions of your nymphs? Trout can be found in super shallow water or feeding inches below the film and if you only carry your nymph patterns weighted, you’re missing out..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 04/26/2019
Friday Fly Day - Manic Flies in Tasmania

Friday Fly Day - Manic Flies in Tasmania

I like to use a small bunch of ‘favourite’ patterns for the majority of my fishing on ‘home’ waters. These are flies I have....... Read more

by Simon Taylor on 04/19/2019
Friday Fly Day - Smelting 2.0

Friday Fly Day - Smelting 2.0

Following on from yesterday’s Techy Thursday on autumn ‘smelters’, it’s time to talk flies. With the extensive range of Rabbits, Matuka patterns and Buggers in the Manic Fly Collection, we certainly have galaxiids covered, so to narrow it down here are a few picks that I keep on hand to cover my bases..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 04/12/2019