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  • How to Avoid Breaking Your Fly Rod
    June 14, 2024 Andrew Fuller

    How to Avoid Breaking Your Fly Rod

    Good flyfisher’s that fish a lot, and care for their rods, go decades (or a lifetime) without breaking one. They understand how a rod is designed to bend - and how it’s not designed to bend. Yes rods have warranties...

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  • Right hand or left hand wind?
    May 4, 2023 Andrew Fuller

    Right hand or left hand wind?

    If you are going to fish for big and powerful fish where you might be required to walk a hundred meters downstream over boulders before you land your fish then I suggest you wind with the hand you are best with.
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  • Tongariro Flyfishing Basics
    August 11, 2022 Andrew Fuller

    Tongariro Flyfishing Basics

    Peter Julian finds a solution to a winter without stream fishing.  Okay, so I admit it. I’m mainly a fair weather stream flyfisher, who fishes when the conditions in southern Australia are the most comfortable from about mid-September until mid-April. That...

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  • How to fly cast - The Flyfisher
    March 20, 2022 Andrew Fuller

    How to fly cast

      Firstly, fly casting isn’t hard. There are dozens of methods to teach it but the important part is to understand what is actually happening when someone is casting. Think about how the rod tip moves, and how that translates...

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  • Flyfishing Tippet and Leaders Explained - The Flyfisher
    March 20, 2022 Andrew Fuller

    Flyfishing Tippet and Leaders Explained

    The leader is the clear (stealthy) connection between the thick, highly visible fly line, and the fly. In most cases the leader is tapered, so it consists of a thick butt section down to a thin tippet that attaches to...

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  • Understanding Flyfishing Gear - The Flyfisher
    March 20, 2022 Andrew Fuller

    Understanding Flyfishing Gear

    This is going to come across as a hard sell, but we firmly believe the following. First of all, bite the bullet and invest in the best gear you can afford. The worlds best flyfishing outfit, will make the worlds...

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  • What is flyfishing? - The Flyfisher
    March 20, 2022 Andrew Fuller

    What is flyfishing?

    “Flyfishing is as different to conventional fishing as a car is to a motorcycle.” In conventional fishing, there is some kind of weight tied on the end of the line and that is what allows an angler to bend/load their rod...

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