Late last year we embarked on providing a teaching platform to enable people to further themselves or discover the opportunities within saltwater fly fishing. The basis of the day was to provide a condensed interactive presentation free of all the bullshit, but most importantly focused on what New Zealand has to offer, after all there is a lot of accessible water right on our doorstep.
This year we have fine tuned the approach even more and have rolled out a wee North Island tour to grab the people that simply missed out because they couldn’t make it to the events in Tauranga. See the dates below for a session near you.
- AUCKLAND – Aug 07 – Rod and Reel
- TAURANGA – Sep 11 – Bowls Matua
- TAUPO – Sep 25 – Taupo Fishing Club
- WELLINGTON – Dec 04 – Mana Cruising Club
The day itself is a mixture of class based learnings, interactive casting tuition and eating a bloody good lunch. Besides all that the one thing stands out in my mind and probably the most important factor is meeting others that are just as mad as you think you are to be throwing pieces of fluff at species that others would simply huck a pilchard at. Who knows, you might even find a new fishing partner.
If you’re curious regarding what to expect here is a rough breakdown of the day
- 0900 – Intros
- 0930 – Salt vs Fresh
- 0945 – Gear and set ups
- 1030 – Morning Tea
- 1045 – Locations and Approach
- 1130 – Fly casting – Double Haul
- 1230 – Lunch
- Flies – How to fish them
- 1345 – Knots and rigging
- 1415 – Target species
- 1445 – On water management
- 1500 – Wrap up/beers etc
As always these days wouldn’t be anywhere near as successful without the massive input from Manic Tackle Project, Taupo Rod & Tackle, Minn Kota/Humminbird NZ & AU, Smith and Traeger.
Places are filling quickly so secure you and your mates spot now by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org