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DIY Sink Tips. The Low-down

Posted by Chris Dore 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...

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Spey Tip - Easy Loops in Airflo Miracle Braid

Posted by Chris Dore 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 ...

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Intermediate Skagit... Here's Why

Posted by Chris Dore on November 1, 2016 at 2:45 AM




It's pretty cool to see a surge in two hand fly fishing over the past couple of years, and with hardcore groups emerging from Queenstown, the Skagit Bombers in Christchurch and the die hard Turangi crew keeping it real it gives us a chance to play with a bit of new gear to suit the conditio...

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Review: Airflo Vibe Switch Combo

Posted by Chris Dore on July 1, 2016 at 5:45 PM

The Rod: Airflo Vibe Switch 11'6" 8wt

The Reel: Lamson Liquid 4.0

The Head: Airflo Skagit Switch 450 gr

Running Line: Airflo Ridge running line


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