Fly Fishing with Chris Dore

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

Lockdown Lessons - The complete fly casting video tutorial

So there were a number of good things to come out of our 2020 Covid 19 lockdown and here's a bunch of them. Let me show you how to reinvent, improve or develop your fly casting technique using pantomime techniques, rod and line, descriptive mechanics and practical drills, available altogether through the Manic Tackle Project Youtube channel. Sit back and write this down. There will be a text afterwards.

Learn how to build a clean, repeatable casting stroke using pantomime techniques to build muscle memory.

If you havent worked on your tracking, chances are, youre making life a lot harder for yourself.

An essential cast that every fly angler should know.



An essential skill for anyone casting heavier or lighter flies, into or with the wind, or using multi fly rigs.


Because always casting the grass behind you sucks, right?


Its not just business as usual when faced with a downward presentation. Here we show you how to present your fly accurately from above.



This lesson will save you a lot of time and hassle on the water, and help you become a much more versatile angler.


An essential for anyone fishing the Taupo area in winter, salt water, or anywhere where you need a heavier nymph or streamer.


Such an easy way to throw a little slack down your line. A must have for dry fly anglers.



Want to deal with tricky currents riffly water or maybe present that fly downstream?


If I could teach you just one presentation, this would be it.

Following on from the reach mend, the reach curve places a targeted aerial mend across a specific current, rock or other impediment.





Some Other Video Tutorials from Chris

From time to time I get a thought on my mind, fire on the video and lay it down. here are a few.

The one you've all been waiting for... An essential watch for all who fish NZ


Touched on above in my 'bigger flies' tutorial, this is a little more indepth on a cast that often saves the day.


Wether single hand, two hand, streamers or nymphs, heres some handy info on how to get lighter flies or sink tips that much deeper.

Here I detail how to tie the ever popular, Dores Mr Glister style of rabbit streamer and offer a few thoughts on fishing them.

A super easy nymph to tie and an uber effective general purpose pattern. Have a play with both colours and weight.