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December 26, 2018

We are stoked to be able to reveal that we have struck up a deal with Folstaf Products in the US of A, to distribute their wading staffs in New Zealand.

Wading staffs are becoming a "must-have" for any serious angler who spends their days chasing trout up rivers. Slippe...

July 2, 2018

Came home yesterday to find a much-awaited package from Japan sitting on my doorstep. Inside were two E-Glass blanks from Yasuyuki Kabuto (Kabuto Rods) that I had ordered earlier this year.

As these blanks are produced in small runs, and the hand-painted by Kab, they ar...

April 8, 2018

I am often asked “what is your favourite fly?”

If I don’t think about it too long and hard, then the answer is simple, as there is only one logical choice. If I do start thinking about it, then things start to get blurry. What does one mean by favourite?

Do they mean th...

April 5, 2018

Swift Fly Fishing recently announced the arrival of their new range of Epic blanks - being marketed as FastGlass II. This probably explains why a number of Epic models have been out of stock for some time now (I am chomping at the bit to get my hands on a Bocca Grande...

October 4, 2017

I've just come back from a day and a half fishing in New Zealand's Lake Taupo region. An opportunity presented itself for me to escape the city and head north to fish one of my favourite spots - the Waitahanui River mouth. So I packed the car, kennelled the dog, and ma...

June 16, 2017

After several months of planning and day dreaming, I finally managed to add Bonefish to my list of fish caught on a fly rod. This is significant for several reasons:

  • Its the first salt-water species I have caught on the fly

  • Its the only fish that's "not a trout...

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