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The New Scott Centric Fly Rod Is Here

The New Scott Centric Fly Rod Is Here

It’s been a while between drinks, seven years to be precise, but the wait is finally over. Say hello to the new Centric fast action freshwater fly rod from Scott..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 09/02/2020
Friday Fly Day - Whitebait Flies

Friday Fly Day - Whitebait Flies

So the fishing has been slow the past few days but by changing flies regularly and switching up the retrieve, enough fish have been coming to the net in the estuary. When I switch out my whitebait patterns there are a few considerations I take into account..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 08/28/2020
Friday Fly Day - Kyle's Flies Are The MVP's

Friday Fly Day - Kyle's Flies Are The MVP's

Last season I spent five days guiding a regular client of mine, Jack Alvernaz, on some local waters, this gave me a chance to try out some exciting new flies in the Manic Fly Collection..... Read more

by Adam Priest on 08/21/2020
Friday Fly Day - The Crystal Chironomid

Friday Fly Day - The Crystal Chironomid

Midge larva are a main event on most stillwaters and so we always like to keep a few cutting edge patterns on hand. New for 2020 is our Crystal Chironomid in both red/black, and tan..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 08/14/2020
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
Techy Thursday - Why YOU need an Airflo Streamer Max

Techy Thursday - Why YOU need an Airflo Streamer Max

For pulling fish on streamers from deep, backcountry summertime pools, high flows or just swinging your favourite winter runs, sometimes your floating line just won’t cut it..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 07/30/2020
The all new Simms Dockwear range is here!

The all new Simms Dockwear range is here!

Still packed full of the technical features we know and love from Simms, the Dockwear range of jackets, headwear, packs and bags is the ultimate in taking the street to the water and vice versa..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 07/23/2020
Friday Fly day - The Fish Taco

Friday Fly day - The Fish Taco

New for winter 2020 is the Fish Taco, a doozy of a streamer just in time for those mid winter runs..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 07/03/2020
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
Manic Monday - Simms Freestone Pant Waders

Manic Monday - Simms Freestone Pant Waders

I’ve been using Simms wading pants to hike into Tasmania’s Western Lakes for quite a few years now and for me they have become a must have item to ensure I stay warm and dry during those early and late season trips. This year, I've invested in a new pair of the Simms Freestone Wading Pants.... Read more

by Craig Rist on 06/15/2020