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
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
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
Loop Without Braided Loop Sometimes they crack, sometimes they rip and break and sometimes they're sold without loops. No matter what happens, we all end up having to create a loop at the end of our fly lines. The issue with trying to create a loop at the end of my fly line was the neat finish,
Free Online Fly Magazines Don't know about you but I read through my FlyLife magazine fairly quickly and the time between issues sometimes seems like years. Needed something to fill in the gaps so I thought I might jump on the internet and do some searching. Never realised what I'd discover but it was a welcomed surprise
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
The Reverse Blind Loop It wasn't that long ago I began using Hollow Braid Backing for almost all my types of fly reels. I was looking everywhere for a neat knot for the backing loop which connects to the back of the fly line. The last thing you need during a hook-up is bumping and jamming as
GERBER FISH COLLECTION As a kid growing up I always had an interest in Gerber equipment. Whether it was hunting or fishing I admired the ingenuity behind the design of Gerber knives. Several months ago I was happy and surprised to hear that Gerber had released their all new Gerber Fish Collection. A series
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.
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!!!