Welcome to New Zealand's most instructional collection of thoughts, experiences, tutorials and links to some pretty cool stuff
Windy Day Tactics
|Posted by Chris Dore on July 10, 2021 at 6:15 PM|
Always worth a revisit..
After spending many, many guide days on the water I have observed countless styles and attempts to combat the wind. The following are a few tid bits to assist you in windy days on the river.
* Minimise, or better still, eliminate false casting. The mor...Read Full Post »
Dealing with low light conditions
|Posted by Chris Dore on June 13, 2021 at 8:25 PM|
It’s never too glary to find a few fish, you just have to adapt your strategy.
First up, look for a solid backdrop and then look for a height advantage. As hard as it might be to put into practice just forget about that stuff that you can’t see into and put all your focus on the water t...Read Full Post »
Filling the fly boxes. Production tying tips
|Posted by Chris Dore on June 2, 2021 at 4:50 PM|
Its that time of the year when many of us are sitting down to restock our severely depleted fly boxes. As a guide, its surprising how many flies I can go through in a season and so have a few patterns I like to tie in bulk.
Whipping up a couple hundred size 14 nymphs isn’t as easy as it sounds, and when on such a mission, you’re tying for produ...Read Full Post »
Winter Guided Fishing Options 2021
|Posted by Chris Dore on May 6, 2021 at 12:25 AM|
Take a break from the slopes and invest in a day or two fly fishing in the wider Queenstown area with top local guide, Chris Dore.
Now is a perfect time to brush up on your single hand technique or learn / improve your two handed spey casting skillset.
Check out Chris' winter guided...Read Full Post »
The Manic Guide to Spey - Part two
|Posted by Chris Dore on May 6, 2021 at 12:05 AM|
If you havent seen Part One on the gear and rigging, you should do so. In part two we discuss the fundamentals of spey casting, correct technique and mechanics, how to fish your flies, set and play fish. Enjoy!
The Floating Fly
|Posted by Chris Dore on January 1, 2021 at 3:30 PM|
I was flattered when in 2019 I recieved an email from Christopher Rownes asking if I would participate in his new project, The Floating Fly - a collaboration of thoughts from some of the sharpest minds in fly fishing around the globe.
Read Full Post »
Top 10 articles as viewed in 2020
|Posted by Chris Dore on December 30, 2020 at 4:00 PM|
Congratulations. We made it. 2020 is all but behind us and while for most it was a bitch of a year, we all came through hopefully stronger, better and more determined.
On the final day of 2020 I thought we would look back at the top 10 articles as viewed on www.chrisdore.com this year past. There are also around 400 instructional entries here on th...Read Full Post »
December already and what a season!
|Posted by Chris Dore on December 1, 2020 at 5:05 PM|
“What a great investment it is to have the pleasure of fishing with Chris. You will learn so much from him and his passion for this sport - great commentator..!! An absolute privilege to spend the day with in some of the most spectacular country you will see...!! I will be down there again ASAP for more days on the water.”
Shaun Bradle...Read Full Post »
The Manic Guide to Spey - Part one
|Posted by Chris Dore on December 1, 2020 at 4:20 PM|
Welcome to the Manic Guide to Spey, a complete overview of two handed fly fishing without all the BS, presented simply to be easily understood. Enjoy.
Kiwi Kit. Understanding your fly line.
|Posted by Chris Dore on November 30, 2020 at 7:05 PM|
When choosing a fly line for New Zealand conditions, its important to consider the type of fishing you plan to do, and the waters you are likely to be fishing. For instance, the line you may use for bowling over big indicators and bigger flies on long leaders in the backcountry will likely be a far cry from the requirements for delicately presenting a ...Read Full Post »