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While shop bought flies are a great source and work well there is nothing more satisfying on catching fish on your own hand made patterns. The 2019-2020 break allowed me some time to re stock on a few of my favorites for guiding to try on the lakes and Central North Island r...
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Keeping it local

January 12, 2020
The Waikato and Rotorua region has been experiencing some consistent heat bringing on dry fly fishing. As trout move into cooler water small cdc and elk hair caddis and rubber leg flies come into there own!! the results are outstanding.  As below Johnny catching a super...
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The North Island fisheries once again prove to be unrated as many tourists head to South Island. The Central North Island and Rotorua, Waikato has had some exceptional fly fishing and it has been a pleasure catching up with fellow guide mates for a fun fish between guiding d...
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After a challenging start for my American,Texas client and farmer we finally struck gold and rainbow, super stoked for his patience and persistence all day. An audience among a few of the local hoods also. A few things we worked on for the day were maintaining contact, reduc...
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A few quality days guiding and coaching my good Paddy Tom, Irishman living in Australia. We worked on Czech Nymphing techniques, line control and some great fish coming on the down stream swing. Tom with more Simms kit than myself! Well fished Tom!!...
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River fishing at its best!

November 22, 2019
What a pleasure guiding Kapiti Anglers Club member and funny man Tony J. proud Liverpool scouse, casting extraordinaire and fit on the river. His casting a wonderful site to behold and the results good times and these great catches. Thanks referral from Johnny @altitudeflyfi...
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Finishing off a great few days guiding and teaching Scotty from Sydney. Super fun ticking off the browns and bows during his second fly fishing experience with me. Always good when all goes to plan despite working around the weather. Pushing it hard using new techniques and ...
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Hawkes Bay Adventure!

November 1, 2019
Catching up with my buddy Andrew a newly local Waipawa angler we enjoyed some excellent sight fishing and action over the last few days on one of Hawkes Bays supreme rivers. Most rivers are still running high,  yet some tribs are holding good fish with clear water. ...
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Catching in pressured water

October 11, 2019

Turangi tips

After a few days away in Turangi this week I was reminded again about how thereputic fly fishing is. Sitting watching anglers casting while enjoying a coffee from the local coffee cart at prime position the Turangi bridge. Hours can pass you by and I ask how can anglers be h...
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That Sinking Feeling…

September 30, 2019
Pre comp it was great to catch up with mate and energizer Queenstowns Chris Dore, expert guide and Manic Tackle Projects Promotions Ambassador. As we explored some fun lakes for a day in the Waikato Region pulling streamers. So much water to explore and not enough time!!...
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