|Posted by Chris Dore on June 19, 2020 at 8:50 PM|
So you liked what you saw in lesson 1 below?
I have compiled a page with every Manic Tackle Project lockdown fly casting tutorial, and few of my own for your learning pleasure. I will add to this occasionally as I feel so sit back, pour a bevvie, keep your rod close and learn something. Enjoy!
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|Posted by Chris Dore on April 19, 2020 at 11:35 PM|
|Posted by Chris Dore 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 ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Chris Dore on July 7, 2018 at 8:55 AM|
Recently I received a message from Rob asking if he can learn to spey cast and successfully swing flies with his everyday trout gear.
Here’s a secret: that trout rod you have in your garage will allow you to spey cast. Spey refers to a style of casting, and this can be performed with any fly rod, single or two ha...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Chris Dore on July 2, 2018 at 9:25 AM|
Here's a clip that illustrates the importance of perseverance and considered actions when fishing to tricky trout. A load of instructional tips right here so sit back, crack a Moa and enjoy.
Follow the link to the clip below
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|Posted by Chris Dore on June 10, 2018 at 1:50 AM|
A cool casting session with Tim today from the Otago Anglers Assn where I found him a very fast and accurate learner.
On the initial casting assessment I identified a number of self-taught faults however by simply moving him into a more comfortable ‘three point grip’ he relaxed immediately, fixing his death grip on the rod, punchy application of power and utilising the wrist and forearm in a more natural, relaxed way. The tracking problem he wanted to work on sim...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Chris Dore on May 25, 2018 at 7:05 PM|
Following on from last week, and as I'm focusing heavily on thrashing the tidal zones, bigger river systems and larger, Southern Lakes myself at present, casting for distance is todays topic. It's no use having all the gear and no idea so here's a quick hit on things to consider, and how to refine your casting stroke to both increase your distance and reduce the overall effort.
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|Posted by Chris Dore on May 14, 2018 at 10:30 PM|
It’s that time again when the larger rivers, stillwaters, rivermouths and esturaries beckon as winter kicks in. Often, covering maximum water is the key to success in such places and your typical 30' cast won't get you too far at all.
Long belly fly lines offer fantastic control and distance, howeve...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Chris Dore on November 15, 2016 at 1:50 AM|
I often spend time watching others on the river and observing their technique. Recently while in Turangi I saw a number anglers, both visiting and local struggling to cast some pretty heavy stuff overhead style... There are easier ways, and it doesn't have to be so hard.
When fly casting, we are usually told that line ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Chris Dore on August 13, 2016 at 2:05 AM|
Above: Chris, Rene and Tore - Q&A session
Thank to everyone that came along on Saturday for the Sporting Life Winter Fly Fest. Turn out was great even though the weather wasn't, already looking forward to seeing what we can do for ne...Read Full Post »