Technical tips from Southern NZ

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By Chris Dore Whilst I enjoy chasing big fish in the backcountry here in New Zealand, there isn't actually much to it: Find a fish. Put your fly in front of him, and strike. It's the smaller, hatch-driven streams that offer the challenge for me, the technical...



Use Your Map!

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By Justin Pickett WHILE IN PATAGONIA THIS PAST WINTER, I HAD HEARD OF A SMALL LAKE FROM THREE SEPARATE INDIVIDUALS DURING MY STAY AT THE LODGE. I had only been there two days and I’ve had these men explain to me what good fishing it is, and...



Making the Best of Bad Conditions

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by Johnny Spillane Saltwater fly fishing is totally dependent on conditions. Recently I flew down to Orlando for the IFTD/ICAST show and I decided to fly in a day early and spend some time in the saltwater with my good friend Scott Harkins, who works for Simms,...



The Patagonia Trout McNugget

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By Louis Cahill Think trout flies should be small? Think again! Ok this is admittedly a bunch of silliness, but where else are you going to see a trout eat a chicken nugget? Yep, an actual chicken nugget. I don’t know if this compromises our journalistic integrity...



Tying On The Road

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When Kent and I hit the road for a Gink and Gasoline outing, among the pile of rods, waders, cameras and Cliff Bars there's always a canvas tool bag stuffed to the gills with feathers and fur. It's generally a ridiculous amount of materials. Way...