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Friday Fly Day - Winter Flies Part Three, Swingers

Friday Fly Day - Winter Flies Part Three, Swingers

If you want to build a tally on the river this winter you should nymph it, however sometimes to get that eat you simply need to cover ground, and what better way to hit maximum water each and every cast and get noticed than by swinging a streamer..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 05/31/2019
Salty Saturday - Travel Luggage

Salty Saturday - Travel Luggage

There are a few lucky people out there who live surrounded by endless flats, teeming with an abundance of willing saltwater species. For them, a quick look out the window will determine.... Read more

by Darren Asquith on 05/25/2019
Friday Fly Day - Bling on Winter

Friday Fly Day - Bling on Winter

Oh yes... if trout aren’t seeing them, they need to see them, and therein lies the key to successful winter fishing. That’s pretty basic. What isn’t basic is the thought and experimentation which have gone into our Manic flies, and in particular.... Read more

by Chris Dore on 05/24/2019
Techy Thursday - Ronan’s Streamer Fishing Tips for Winter Opportunities

Techy Thursday - Ronan’s Streamer Fishing Tips for Winter Opportunities

It’s that time folks and fish are now shooting the gap up our lake tributaries. Many sections remain open throughout the winter months.... Read more

by Chris Dore on 05/23/2019
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
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 - Targeting Autumn Mayfly Munchers

Techy Thursday - Targeting Autumn Mayfly Munchers

April and May are a great months of the year for mayfly hatches. I feel this is due to the favourable temperatures and conditions along with the timing of their life cycle..... Read more

by Kyle Adams on 05/02/2019
Manic Monday - Ladies Weekend

Manic Monday - Ladies Weekend

This month I had the good fortune of being able to host a group of New Zealand ladies on the Waihou River for a weekend of Euro Nymphing tuition. I had ladies from as close as Taupo and as far as Wellington despite extremely short notice. Given that three weeks ago the event wasn’t even a concept, it came together brilliantly, with a dozen ladies fishing each day..... Read more

by Casey Pfeiffer on 04/29/2019
Salty Saturday - Waterproof Packs

Salty Saturday - Waterproof Packs

How you carry your gear for a day on the water is a very personal thing. Some like to keep everything fast and light, others prefer to take every item they have with them. Lucky for us.... Read more

by Darren Asquith on 04/27/2019