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Stream Mouth Intel

Posted by chrisdore on August 17, 2017 at 7:20 PM


Picture your typical lake stream mouth. These can fish well at this time of year but are not as easy to fish as some think. On a clear day you may hit one or two fish, but they will be finicky and few and far between as clear, bright conditions leave them rather exposed. Youre better off hunting out a weedbed. If starting at the creek mouth I would prob...

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Stripping 101

Posted by chrisdore on August 17, 2017 at 7:15 PM


Yo! Let’s chat about a rather important aspect of swinging that most two hand tyros neglect...


Undoubtedly the sexiest part of your routine with compact head systems is seeing a tight, straight D or V loop being transitioned smoothly forward and sent off into the distance. Then comes the swing, slow and controlled working through som...

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Man-Flu...

Posted by chrisdore on August 17, 2017 at 7:10 PM


It's that time folks when summertime energy levels have gone and the mid winter chills creep in. For many that means the dreaded Man-Flu. We are a sympathetic bunch and understand what you may be going through, so here's a fast three to get you up and fishing again in no time...


  • Wrap up in your Simms Waderwick thermal base...
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DIY Sink Tips. The Low-down

Posted by chrisdore on August 11, 2017 at 3:35 PM


When it comes to sink tips for two hand fly fishing we really are spoilt for choice. Flo tips and Salmon / steelhead weight polyleaders cover a wide range of angling conditions and are designed to be very angler friendly, however it is the nature of fly fishermen to tinker and customise our rig to better suit our style, the water, and sit...

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Need Boots?

Posted by chrisdore on June 22, 2017 at 7:50 PM


Looking to replace your boots after a hardcore season? Check out my advice here...

http://www.manictackleproject.com/techy-thursday-chris-boots-are-made-for-walking/

Spey Tip - Easy Loops in Airflo Miracle Braid

Posted by chrisdore on June 2, 2017 at 2:10 AM


We've been selling a lot of Airflo Miracle Braid of late as the local spey scene look for an easy to use, super long shooting running line for lighter / shorter heads. A question we often get asked is 'how do we loop this to our backing & head?'


Splices are often fidgety and nail knots aren't the smoothest movers through the rings of your r...

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Tech Session - Fixing pinhole leaks in waders

Posted by chrisdore on May 22, 2017 at 7:30 PM

So it's winter and chances are by now, your waders have been given a hammering over the past season. While goretex is the most breathable, 'durably waterproof' wader material on the market, it's time to give your Simms a health check.


First, clean them... this will unclog the pores and improve breathability. Not to mention, dissappear the funk.


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Getting eggy for winter

Posted by chrisdore on May 15, 2017 at 4:55 PM


It’s that time of the year when the browns are on the move and winter edges closer to the front of everyone’s mind. Flies get heavier as fish move less to feed and louder in design to catch the eye and egg patterns begin to get more attention.


Imitating the roe of spawning fish, or an 'emerging trout', for the purist, egg patte...

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Dealing with Late Season Glare

Posted by chrisdore on May 8, 2017 at 2:00 AM



While the main freshwater season here in the S.I. has ended many of our top backcountry lake tributaries remain open for another month, offering often great opportunities to nab a large, migrating brown or fighting fit rainbow. However with shorter days and a very low sun angle, not to mention the incoming winter weather, glare / poor visibility will most days be an issue.

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2017 / 18 Guide Bookings - Come Fish with Chris

Posted by chrisdore on April 29, 2017 at 6:10 PM



Its booking up strong so if you want to tick one off your bucket list, and fish with Chris, contact him now!


  • Guided Fly Fishing (NZPFGA)
  • Qualified, IFFF Certified Casting Instruction (IFFFCCI)
  • Wilderness Heli Fishing
  • Queenstown Day Trips
  • Mul...
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