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Streamer Advice

Posted by chrisdore on September 20, 2018 at 9:35 PM


Matthew writes:

“Hi Chris. Thank you for all the helpful articles and posts that you write. One in particular that I really liked was your article on the Dore's Mr Glister with the list of materials and the way you fish it etc. Using stuff I had amongst my tying stuff I have tied a couple of similar flies (I didn't have exactly the same ...

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Galloups Antacid

Posted by chrisdore on September 10, 2018 at 9:45 PM

Well the brown beetle are now truly taking to the wing however we don’t always wait until beetle season to tie on a terrestrial. Galloup’s Antacid is a favourite of mine from the grassy, front country streams to the high country wilderness. Its subtle, uber buggy and fish everywhere just love them.
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Rules of Engagement

Posted by chrisdore on August 25, 2018 at 9:40 PM

1) You will never, never...never never never ever flick a tangle free from the rod tip.



2) If I say its a fish, its a fish.



3) If I say rock, its a r...

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Stoneflies

Posted by chrisdore on August 25, 2018 at 8:55 PM


I personally don’t use stoneflies a lot in the waters I guide but they allow you to really go to town on profile, accents and importantly for big, come eat me legs, let’s talk more about this...


A good stonefly imitation is my go to in deeper, rocky runs, or big pools where you need your fly to be seen. On many of my So...

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Thinking More = Catching More

Posted by chrisdore on August 15, 2018 at 7:40 PM


Swinging sexy water. Don’t just fire out random casts thinking they will work. Identify structure in the water ahead of you and think about how your fly will present to fish holding around that structure. How fast / slow will the fly pass through the bingo zone and should it accelerate, remain uniform or slow as it does...

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Brendons Casting Clinic

Posted by chrisdore on August 10, 2018 at 12:10 AM

Casting with Brendon. I dont usually go into a personal 90 minute session with a plan and even wing talks / group sessions depending on what they respond best to. We may cover a lot of ground or stick with one or two main focus points depending on how the student progresses. We usually begin with the student throwing a few overhead casts ...

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Options are Good

Posted by chrisdore on August 5, 2018 at 4:50 AM




Having a variety of flies, in a number of patterns and profiles, along with a variety of heads and sink tip options sure makes a difference on those slower, winter days. Add in a bit of imagination and a few different retrieves and you not only increase your options, but renew your entheusiasm with each change.

Because lifes too short to do the same old, same o...

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Fishing the Mr Glister

Posted by chrisdore on July 25, 2018 at 9:40 AM


So I’ve received a number of messages this week as to how I fish Mr Glister streamers. Do I just swing it, do I strip it? Well, it all depends on the water etc and how the fish are reacting.

In larger, deeper pools I will often fish them slow and deep across and down, letting it swing under control across the current. While the fly sports plenty of m...

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Size Matters

Posted by chrisdore on July 20, 2018 at 9:15 AM


One thing I often see in many anglers fly boxes are a plethora of different patterns but sure enough, most are of a similar size range, and usually tungsten beaded.


Now we all know that trout will most likely eat your favourite size 14 beadhead but what if they don’t? Will you switch to another 14 of a different flavour? Chances are, changi...

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Forget The Forecast, Right?

Posted by chrisdore on July 15, 2018 at 7:40 PM


Playing with a few recently arrived lines... just couldnt wait to throw them, and #forgettheforecast right? Techy Thursday on my favourite winter kit coming soon...


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