Posts in June 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
Lockdown Lessons: Casting Tips With Chris Dore - #10 The Serpentine Mend

Lockdown Lessons: Casting Tips With Chris Dore - #10 The Serpentine Mend

The Serpentine Mend is one of the coolest names for a casting technique but it's also one of the handiest tricks to know, no matter where you fish..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 06/11/2020
Techy Thursday - Single Hand Spey 101

Techy Thursday - Single Hand Spey 101

There’s been a lot of discussion of recent surrounding single hand spey techniques, and rightly so. Here's everything you need to know to get into it and hit the ground running..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 06/11/2020
Team Tuesday - Queen's Birthday Tongariro Bash

Team Tuesday - Queen's Birthday Tongariro Bash

With Queens Birthday weekend arriving not long after coming out of lockdown it was a no brainer to take the short week off work and head to Turangi..... Read more

by Karl Sawyer on 06/09/2020
Manic Monday - Snapper Sniping With Saltwater Fly

Manic Monday - Snapper Sniping With Saltwater Fly

Make sure you get your hands on the latest issue of NZ Fishing News because the legend that is Nik Hannam of the Salt Fly Club NZ and Rod & Reel has put pen to paper and shared some of his Auckland saltwater fly fishing experience with us all..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 06/08/2020
Salty Saturday - The Lateral Line Ep.4: Land Based Game Fishing

Salty Saturday - The Lateral Line Ep.4: Land Based Game Fishing

Milan and Nathan are back trying to “seal the deal” after Milan’s live bait got eaten by a huge Kingfish with no hook in it..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 06/06/2020
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
Lockdown Lessons: Casting Tips With Chris Dore - #9 The Pile Cast

Lockdown Lessons: Casting Tips With Chris Dore - #9 The Pile Cast

Lockdown might feel like a distant memory but the lessons live on!.... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 06/05/2020
Techy Thursday - Dore's 2020 Simms Fishing Winter Essentials

Techy Thursday - Dore's 2020 Simms Fishing Winter Essentials

Here comes another cold, wintry blast, just as the fish are kicking it up a notch. You could stay home this weekend I guess, or you could switch to your winter kit and #forgettheforecast safety and in comfort..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 06/04/2020
Team Tuesday - Invest In Yourself

Team Tuesday - Invest In Yourself

While the season may be closed there are still a few local options around Queenstown that hold great fish and a day out with Chris Dore is always an enriching experience for your fly fishing skill set..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 06/02/2020