Fly Life Magazine

Browsing the "New Zealand" Tag

Opinion: Become a better angler by hitting your target, wherever it is.

If you can fly cast big, you will do well in any ballpark - add accuracy, and you’ll surprisingly exceed your expectations. Be a complete player. [...]

May 14, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Try it. You’re gonna like the way it looks

The Zelon Musk midge fly is made distinguishable by one unique, little-used material; white, micro Zelon fibers. [...]

December 8, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Thoughts on Litter Louts

Those who trash your river, beach, national park, public lands, and national monuments are on the rise. Grass roots cleanup groups need to grow their numbers as well. [...]

June 5, 2017 Conservation, FEATURE STORY, Slide

Video: NZ’s South Island with Sage Fly Fish and Barnaby Bos

Barnaby Bos hits the South Island of New Zealand with Sage Fly Fishing for some absurdly good trout fishing. The place is a hallowed land of monsters [...]

December 19, 2016 RECENT, Slide, Videos

Opinion: “The Importance of Being Earnest” … about fly rods

The fly line, in our opinion, and to many fly anglers, is the Alpha in all casting. You cast a fly line ... not the rod, not the leader and not the fly [...]

August 1, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Opinion, Slide

Video: King of the Flats – New Zealand Kingfish

Unveil the treasures of this emerging fishery. Enjoy the explosive sight fishing of ray-riding kingfish, in the unexpected warm waters of South Island, NZ. [...]

June 1, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Videos

Opinion: Has the issue of curbing international over-harvesting been solved?

The world’s fisheries, which feed billions, are in serious decline. The National Academy of Sciences examined 4,713 fisheries., and only a third were sound [...]

May 5, 2016 Opinion, RECENT, Slide

Tips & Tactics: Dealing with the wind

If you do not have the ability to present flies or lures accurately in windy conditions then this will dramatically reduce your chances of success. [...]

February 12, 2016 RECENT, Slide, Videos

Advice: A couple of thoughts on fishing guide tipping

It may well have changed by now, but in 1990’s tipping was taboo in New Zealand. It was the way it was for any service. Tipping had insult and stupid written on it [...]

September 18, 2015 Advice, FEATURE STORY, Slide

Feature Story: The undeniable merits of stealth

When fast wading a stream you're notifying fish of your presence. The same indicator warns and alarms fish by banging around on a boat deck [...]

July 10, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Slide