Posts in May 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
Techy Thursday - Sink Tip Refresher

Techy Thursday - Sink Tip Refresher

It’s that time again when many rivers are closing, and the cooler weather pushes fish into the depths. As they start to focus on other things in life and stay closer to home on the riverbed, it’s time to dust off your heavier gear to get your fly right down into their living room..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 05/16/2019
Tauranga Flats Saltwater Fly Essentials with Captain Lucas Allen of King Tide Salt Fly

Tauranga Flats Saltwater Fly Essentials with Captain Lucas Allen of King Tide Salt Fly

We managed to distract Lucas Allen for five minutes to get the low down on the gear he runs on the boat with a couple of tips on knots and fly selections to get you up and running and ready to go chase some big greenbacked Kingfish and feisty Kahawai on the Tauranga flats..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 05/14/2019
Team Tuesday - Martin Langlands season in review

Team Tuesday - Martin Langlands season in review

The 2018-2019 has been a superb season in ever way with a wide diversity of clients spanning the world over and it has been heartening to see a growing number of younger people and ladies getting into fly fishing also a growing number of father and sons sharing precious time together..... Read more

by Martin Langlands on 05/14/2019
Salty Saturday - Clothing for the Flats

Salty Saturday - Clothing for the Flats

There are two things I need from my clothing when flats fishing. Comfort and protection from the elements. Let me walk you through the Simms range, and where each item fits in for me..... Read more

by Darren Asquith on 05/11/2019
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
Techy Thursday - Simms G4 Pro Shift Pack Review

Techy Thursday - Simms G4 Pro Shift Pack Review

Across the season, I rarely need a fully waterproof backpack and you’ll often find, water resistance with a decent zip keeps a lot of water out. However, with the PU waterproof coating and water-resistant zips, not having to frantically dry out the contents of my pack each evening following rain puts the new G4 Pro Shift Pack firmly in favour..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 05/09/2019
Pure Fly NZ is now available OnDemand at TVNZ!

Pure Fly NZ is now available OnDemand at TVNZ!

Did you miss last weeks episode of Pure Fly NZ? Are you going to the in-laws tonight for dinner and are likely to miss tonight's ep too? Never fear, it's now free to air and OnDemand at TVNZ!.... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 05/08/2019
The New Airflo SuperFlo Range Is Coming

The New Airflo SuperFlo Range Is Coming

Hold onto your hats folks because big things are afoot with the new Airflo SuperFlo developments in fly line diameter, slickness, suppleness and flotation..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 05/08/2019
Team Tuesday - Gus Clarke & Chris Dore's Late Season Trout Hunt

Team Tuesday - Gus Clarke & Chris Dore's Late Season Trout Hunt

Gus and I had this overnighter in the planning for quite some time, and despite both of us packing at the last minute we had all the essentials covered. Good steak, J.D. rain gear and fishing gear. What else would we need, right?.... Read more

by Chris Dore on 05/07/2019