Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Need a New Zealand Fishing Guide?

The guides listed on the front page have committed to supporting Future Rivers. Future Rivers is a Charitable Trust set up to address environmental issue affecting our recreation. Supporting Guides and businesses who support the environment provides a win win for everyone!

Recently approved as a Charitable organisation the Trust is now on a solid footing and can focus more on achieving the goals of improving our environments. Click for more info about Future Rivers

Salmon Fever by Ross Millichamp

Recently arrived is a new edition of the classic Salmon Book 'Salmon Fever' by Ross Millichamp. Ross is an expert angler and shares a lifetime of experience gained from a family passion for the sport and a career as a Fish and Game Officer for North Canterbury

I can highly recommend this book to anyone interested learning the secrets of how to catch salmon. 

The new edition has been completely revised and updated to take account of today's modern techniques and equipment and is well illustrated with numerous new photos 

Salmon Fever by Ross Millichamp

Saturday, February 11, 2012

FUSH Fly Rods

Pleased to announce the launch of a new fly rod range - though these New Zealand made Fly Rods are a little different as they are also made by me!!

FUSH Fly Rods

The action on these rods is a smooth medium  fast making them an ideal general purposed rod for NZ. The blanks are made in NZ too by CTS who have a reputation for producing high quality blanks and are rated up there amongst the best in the world.

There are two models to start with; a standard and premium model, the premium comes with high class componentry from some of the best names in the business.

It's been an enjoyable challenge to make these rods, the end result I'm very pleased with, hope you'll get the chance to cast one soon...

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

fly fishing shop - whats happening about the scenes

Been a rough little period weather wise, strong NW winds with heavy rain in the mountains plus a good dose from the south too has seen all rivers rise and become dirty. Local fishermen will be heading for the vast array of lakes we have locally, then there's the newly reopened spring creeks which stay clear and fishable most of the time. The wind makes it difficult regardless, so finding a sheltered spot on the leeward shore of a lake helps, but for the spring creeks you need to pick your day as they have little shelter. Heard of a few salmon seen in the Rakaia Gorge! That's good news and apparently some have been caught in the lower river, if that is the case people are keeping quiet about any successes so far... River will be out of action for a while with more rain up the back today, but once it comes right I'd suggest it would be worth a look
A pretty Spring Creek Rainbow Xmas is getting closer so a good chance to get stuck into the Xmas shopping, and I know just the fly fishing shop to recommend to you :)