Posts in Manic Fly Collection

Friday Fly Day - The Visitors Cheat Sheet To The Tongariro

Friday Fly Day - The Visitors Cheat Sheet To The Tongariro

Recently I have been inundated by questions from first time visitors planning trips to the Central Plateau, wondering what kit they will need in this pretty unique fishery..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 07/31/2020
Manic Monday - Tasmania in Detail. Part 4. Four Springs Lake

Manic Monday - Tasmania in Detail. Part 4. Four Springs Lake

Four Springs Lake is a purpose built trout fishery located approximately 40 kilometers west of Launceston. Due to being relatively close to major population centers, it is a popular fishery which can become busy. It is a medium sized water with excellent boat.... Read more

by Simon Taylor on 07/27/2020
Friday Fly Day - The Bitchin' Coho for coloured up flows

Friday Fly Day - The Bitchin' Coho for coloured up flows

So we arrived at the river following a night of rain and snowfall way back in the catchment, and needless to say the river was sporting colour. With dull skies and fish of recent in a rather sullen mood, we decided to go flashy, and as mum always said if you’re going to go do something, don’t be shy..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 07/24/2020
Friday Fly Day - Egg Refresher

Friday Fly Day - Egg Refresher

Did you know, the typical female trout can produce about 2,000 eggs per kilogram (900 eggs per pound) of body weight at spawning? Love them or hate them, egg patterns are deadly effective..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 07/17/2020
Manic Monday - Tasmania in Detail. Part 2. Little Pine Lagoon

Manic Monday - Tasmania in Detail. Part 2. Little Pine Lagoon

Little Pine Lagoon is a highly regarded wild trout fishery located next to the Marlborough highway, 7 kilometers west of the Great Lake in Tasmania’s Central Plateau. This exposed, weedy and shallow.... Read more

by Simon Taylor on 07/06/2020
Friday Fly Day - Loon Hook Hone

Friday Fly Day - Loon Hook Hone

So it was only a month or two back I wrote extolling the virtues of the new Loon Hook Hone, but now I’m into the full swing (*cough) of my winter season the benefits are really coming to the fore..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 06/26/2020
Friday Fly Day - How To Choose Winter Flies

Friday Fly Day - How To Choose Winter Flies

Personally, I consider the water and conditions I’m going to be fishing and buy a broad, but targeted range of streamer patterns. What happens on the day and on the water can be a little more focused, and broken down into four main considerations..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 06/19/2020
Friday Fly Day - Swinging Soft Hackle Flies

Friday Fly Day - Swinging Soft Hackle Flies

Let’s face it. Some days the fish just aren’t grabby and you can spend all day swinging run after gucci run to no avail. Other days however, they just aren’t buying what you are selling..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 06/12/2020
Friday Fly Day - New Manic Fly Collection Rabbit Flies

Friday Fly Day - New Manic Fly Collection Rabbit Flies

There are many reasons we love rabbit strips. They’re durable. It provides bulk to your lure and it flutters, pulses, wiggles and twists with every strip. Rabbit makes for a very fishy fly..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 06/05/2020
Friday Fly Day - The Last Hurrah

Friday Fly Day - The Last Hurrah

This is it folks, the final weekend of the Southern freshwater fishing season, and from all accounts the fishing around our lake tribs has been very good..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 05/29/2020