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1010, 2018

Shilton Fly Reels

By |October 10th, 2018|Categories: Skills & Kit|0 Comments

Shilton Fly Reels I'm always on the lookout for a reel which will standup to the riggers of saltwater battering. A good mate mentions that I should have a look at a South African company called Shilton. Like most Fly Reel companies, Shilton are an engineering outfit that have been operating since 1988 and have developed the

1109, 2018

Patagonia Hip Pack

By |September 11th, 2018|Categories: Skills & Kit|0 Comments

Patagonia Hip Pack Fishing, I use to carry everything in a backpack. Extra line, camera, food, you name it. I didn't mind it that much except for the fact it wasn't waterproof and wading in hip deep water is a common practice. I needed something that would replace the backpack, keep my gear dry and something that

1508, 2018

Deciphering Fly Tying Thread Size

By |August 15th, 2018|Categories: Skills & Kit|0 Comments

Thread Size for Fly Tying Do the thread sizes listed in pattern recipes confuse you? Selecting the proper thread is far easier than you think. Growing up I use to tie my flies with Mum's sewing thread. I had no idea you could buy specialized thread in different colours and sizes for tying specific fly patterns. I

1607, 2018

Catching Bonefish

By |July 16th, 2018|Categories: Skills & Kit|0 Comments

Catching Bonefish Born in Havana Cuba, Chico Fernandez moved to South Florida at a young age. He had already begun saltwater fly fishing while living in Cuba and when he moved to Miami, quickly fell in with several other young fly anglers including Norman Duncan, Flip Pallot, and John Emery. With his friends and also on his

2906, 2018

Rod Reels and Lines

By |June 29th, 2018|Categories: Skills & Kit|Comments Off on Rod Reels and Lines

Knowing what fly fishing rod, reels and lines to use is crucial to landing that big fish. In this section we will discuss the differences in rod types, reels and lines to establish some general knowledge when heading out to fish particular locations or whether you are considering purchasing gear of your own.

1203, 2018

The Fly Rodder –March 2018 – V24 I05

By |March 12th, 2018|Categories: The Fly Rodder|0 Comments

In this issue: Taihape Trip Report; South Island Trip Report; Rod Building Activity; Swansea Salmon Classic; David Caddies Casting Day; Club Salt Water Event; ..and much more!!!