Fishing stories, Fly & Tenkara, Freshwater, Trout

Preparing for a trip

  One of the things I enjoy most these days is prepping for a trip somewhere new. Unlike fishing locally, going on a destination trip means stepping into the unknown and stepping out of your comfort zone. Many hours are spent pouring over google maps scouting out potential fishing spots. More hours spent reading every bit of information the internet…

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Beach, Estuary

The little things

As I get older, I feel like life is getting busier. I think this is a feeling shared by many. I’m not sure entirely why it happens; is it manufactured or real? Nonetheless, there seems to be less time for fishing. The good thing about it is that I’m starting to appreciate being in the great outdoors more than ever.…

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Kayak

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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Hawaii

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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Fly & Tenkara, Stuff we've learnt, Think like a fish- fishing techniques, Trout

Some tips for fishing streamers in small streams

Its that time of year again. The leaves are turning brown, orange, yellow and every colour in-between, the water is cooling down, the fish are not looking up as regularly and I’m dusting off my streamer box. Autumn isn’t just pretty, it is a great time to throw some meat around. While people generally associate streamer fishing with larger waterways…

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