Hobie goes backwards in moving forwards

Hobie has just announced that their patented ‘Mirage Drive’ is getting a makeover for their 2017 fishing kayaks <drum roll> they are getting a reverse gear.  In previous reviews of Hobie kayaks we wrote about all the good and the bad aspects of these pioneering boats. The primary bad thing, apart from some durability issues, was the lack of a…

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Bonefish on lures – the addiction begins

If you’d asked me 6 months ago what I knew about bonefish, I could probably tell you about this much: 1) They live in tropical places. 2) They live on vast sandy tidal flats which are impossibly white. 3) Rich white men pay a lot of money to fly to tropical places with vast sandy tidal flats which are impossibly…

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Freshwater, Native

Bidgee Cod on surface lures – video

We were lucky enough to sneak in a Murray Cod session just before Christmas. Lee, Curto and I made our way down to the Murrumbidgee River armed with half a dozen spinnerbaits and crankbaits.  But it was the prospect of throwing the big surface lures in the bottom of the tackle box that had us really excited. The 110mm jointed…

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Film and movie reviews, Freshwater, Trout

The Natural Trout Stream Paradox

The paragraph below appeared in my email inbox recently, advertising a fishing film festival. “Gin-Clear Media’s Backcountry: South Island is the feature film of the festival. The South Island [of New Zealand] has vast tracts of some of the most intact, undisturbed natural areas left on our planet—these last truly wild places deliver beauty and isolation in spades but it…

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