Fly Fishing with Chris Dore

Your FFF Certified Fly Casting Professional, and Member of the New Zealand Professional Fishing Guides Association

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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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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...

2018 / 19 Guide Bookings - Come Fish with Chris

Posted by chrisdore on May 21, 2018 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, Fly Fishers International ( formerly FFF ) Certified Casting Instruction (FFICCI)
  • Wilderness Heli Fishing
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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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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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2016 Sporting Life Turangi, Winter Fly Fest

Posted by chrisdore 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...

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Turangi - The crew you want to see!

Posted by chrisdore on July 15, 2016 at 10:00 PM

Tore Nilson, Rene Vaz, Chris Dore, Peter Carty and Matt Wilson tying, casting and talking fishing at Sporting Life Turangi... Get there!