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2019 In Review Part 3 - Mackenzie Canal Flylife With Chris Dore

2019 In Review Part 3 - Mackenzie Canal Flylife With Chris Dore

Here's another counter intuitive article for you guys to read in the middle of summer, it's all about the canals. The last couple of seasons down those ways have been very busy and a real subculture of fly fisherman has emerged with it..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 12/29/2019
2019 In Review Part 2 - Drop Shot Nymphing With Rene Vaz

2019 In Review Part 2 - Drop Shot Nymphing With Rene Vaz

Rene dropped this dropshot piece way back in the early days of Manic but it has certainly stood the test of time, some say in the event of nuclear holocaust it will only be cockroaches and this article that will survive..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 12/28/2019
2019 In Review Part 1 - Loch Style Fishing With Simon Taylor

2019 In Review Part 1 - Loch Style Fishing With Simon Taylor

Over the next few days, and last few days of 2019, we'll recap some of the best received blog content that helped inform and entertain you all and hopefully help make your fly fishing experiences all the better..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 12/27/2019
Techy Thursday - Avoiding the holiday hustle

Techy Thursday - Avoiding the holiday hustle

Merry Xmas folks and have a great New Year. Chances are you’ll get a well-earned break away at some point and will search out that hallowed quiet water, however so too will everyone else..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 12/26/2019
Friday Fly Day - The Effectiveness Of Fly Fishing With Streamers

Friday Fly Day - The Effectiveness Of Fly Fishing With Streamers

Trout like meat, and that’s a fact not lost on us here at Manic. However before you tie on that huge chunk of feather and fur there are a few considerations to take into account to ensure your streamer session is as effective as can be..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 12/20/2019
Techy Thursday - Tricky Backwater Trout

Techy Thursday - Tricky Backwater Trout

Backwaters have been a godsend these past few weeks. With heavy rain blowing out rivers, new backwaters and side channels are formed, oxbows are topped up and existing backwaters have filled with water, and fish..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 12/19/2019
Salty Saturday - Alternative Saltwater Fly Species

Salty Saturday - Alternative Saltwater Fly Species

While this ray riding phenomenon may be regarded as the jewel in New Zealand’s salt fly crown there are a host of other species that are readily available to put a fly in front of..... Read more

by Lucas Allen on 12/14/2019
Team Tuesday - The Little Things

Team Tuesday - The Little Things

For me, enjoyment on the water isn’t dependent on the ‘big ticket’ items that you’d normally think make or break a fishing trip. While the number and size of fish to the net certainly do add to my enjoyment, I’d be miserable quite a damn lot if I only relied on.... Read more

by Thomas Clancy on 12/10/2019
Manic Monday - Simms G4 Pro Boot

Manic Monday - Simms G4 Pro Boot

A few weeks ago, Mick Hurren and I got the chance to test out the new Simms G4 Pro Boot and G4 Hardbite Star Cleat system. The river we visited is notoriously slippery with a combination of rock, boulder and log hopping.... Read more

by Gus Lapin on 12/09/2019
Straight from the Pros - Mischa Berndtsson's Three Hot Tips

Straight from the Pros - Mischa Berndtsson's Three Hot Tips

Mischa Berndtsson has been selected to represent Australia as team Manager at three World Fly Fishing Championships. He was Team Manager for the 2016 WFFC held in.... Read more

by Gus Lapin on 11/28/2019