“Damsels in Distress” on a New Zealand Stream

Absolutely amazing footage…

“ My wife and I were fishing with friend/guide Dean Whaanga in New Zealand when a combination of bad weather and good timing resulted in a fish giving us the experience of a lifetime. I crawled on my stomach with my camera to the water’s edge, hit record, and watched what was one of the coolest moments I have ever witnessed.”

It only runs for two and a bit minutes, but my guess is you will repeat view several times. Watch in HD and full screen.

See it here.

Understanding line weight.


This short but very clear video explains why it’s ok to up-line or down-line your rod depending on the distance you’re fishing. Use the rating on the rod as a guideline and find the line that suits YOU.

I was especially surprised by how little weight difference there is between fly-lines – how about the weight of a business card for one line type/weight.

Wonderful little piece on backcountry New Zealand

Frontsidefly.com produce some very high quality fly-fishing films, and just gone up on on their site is a 3 or so short edit, “You won’t see me”, from a trip to New Zealand earlier this year.

Magic stuff.

Fly Fishing New Zealand North Island

Quite rightly the South Island of New Zealand gets a lot of hype for its outstanding fishing, but the central area of the North island has some magical waters too. Have a look at this video for a sampler of what the North Island can provide.

I was lucky enough to do a helicopter fly-in a few weeks ago to some great back-country water – unforgettable day!

Fly Fishing Answers, Learning the Double Haul – on MidCurrent

This tip on how to get the double-haul timing right to achieve longer fly-fishing casts is so simple, and so effective, (I have tried it), you must give it a go. See it here.

While you are there make sure you read Tom Rosenbauer’s article on the double haul, and take a look at Joan Wulff’s video on hauling it is nearly definitive.