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    Kiwi Rods

    Have you considered the XLS from Composite Developments here in NZ?
    I use them as my guiding rods and my american clients are always surprised by them. Many have purchased these rods before leaving...
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    Practise

    The casting is the easy part. Its the explanations that most find difficult.
    It is not a casting examination - so dont fall into that trap. It is a teaching qualification, so learn to explain each...
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    I keep mine inside a pocket. much easier /...

    I keep mine inside a pocket. much easier / quicker to control the cord.
  4. Microfleece pants arent as figure hugging thank...

    Microfleece pants arent as figure hugging thank heavens but are a little softer and less chafing than polypropylene when wet. Stoney creeks dry powder pants are what most serious kiwi wet wadfers...
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    Or try both on a tandem rig! I often fish large,...

    Or try both on a tandem rig!
    I often fish large, black woolly buggars in discoloured flows, upstream, dead drift beneath an indicator like a nymph. Works a treat, and throws out a good silouhette.
    ...
  6. Yup, or more comfortable than that (and they dont...

    Yup, or more comfortable than that (and they dont make your legs look as chicken-like, which is good when you have no ideas where the photos wil eventually turn up) are microfleece. 'Stoney creek'...
  7. I guide a lot of american anglers, 90% of whom...

    I guide a lot of american anglers, 90% of whom insist on wearing their breathable chest waders. After the first days often 10 km walk - each way, they soon ask where they can purchase polyprops.
    ...
  8. Re: Jason Borger's "The Nature of Fly Casting". A review

    I believe if you buy from him direct at www.jasonborger.com he is running a deal at $20 per copy. Very well worth it IMO

    Chris
  9. Re: Jason Borger's "The Nature of Fly Casting". A review

    Its a very technical read, but very informative, much like a text book. It is written to give one the complete understanding of fly casting technique and mechanics, and focuses as much on the 'whys'...
  10. Re: Jason Borger's "The Nature of Fly Casting". A review

    Mine took a week and a half to arrive from time of ordering, and Im in New Zealand!
    Great work

    Chris
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    Re: Long Distance Casting

    Heck, apologies guys, I didnt realise there were 4 pages of discussion on this!

    I apologise if I have covered someone elses thoughts, or diverted the conversation focus

    Chris
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    Re: Long Distance Casting

    Its a personal decision to practise distance, but my theory is it vastly improves ones short game.


    It acentuates faults which whilst may not be apparent on those short 40' casts, may be having...
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    Re: OverLining...

    The 5 wt Sage TCR has the effective rod number of most 7 weights... Sage do alright on todays market 8)
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    Re: OverLining...

    http://www.common-cents.info/

    First up, as described in the link above, sometimes the manufacturers just arent consistent with their ratings.


    Ive never personally had to overline a rod, but...
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    Re: Fly Fishing in the Rain

    Some of the best mayfly hatches here in Southland occur during rain. The drops break the meniscus, letting out pent up gasses, breaking the scum etc which often prevents many mayfly from emerging...
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    Re: teaching flycasting to a 12 year old

    Keep it simple.

    "Lift
    Flick
    Flick
    Drop"


    The basic overhead cast. Say it while he performs the above in time with your audible que. Long slow lift, an upward flick, pause, a forward flick,...
  17. Re: Request for practical advice on a retirement centered on tro

    Mate, if you need any nz info, get it from the locals, as with anywhere. Wherever youdecide to settle / explore, there seems to be a good group of people here on FAOL. Check out the nz flyfishing...
  18. Re: Request for practical advice on a retirement centered on tro

    Why not, if feasible, just follow the seasons? You could cruise NZ during the summer months chasin trout and sampling our award winning Pinot, and then take on somewhere warmer for the winter - maybe...
  19. Re: Request for practical advice on a retirement centered on tro

    Travelling around camping etc and staying in country cabins / motels is very doable. Its a tourist friendly place, and very safe to travel within.

    For specific nz fishing info, check out the NZ...
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    Re: Attn JeffHamm and the Kiwi Krew

    yup. rumor has it one guy hooked into one of em back in April and hasnt been seen since :D
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    Re: Attn JeffHamm and the Kiwi Krew

    A little southern, south island info.

    Access to the south island is very straight forward. I have never been refused acess and most rivers I fish have queens chain access, and fish and game access...
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    Re: Roll casting a WF line

    Yes, you shouldnt have any probs roll casting at that distance. I use WF lines exclusivly here in NZ and find little problem roll casting at most fishing distances. Learn to throw a haul in with your...
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    Re: casting for a beginner?

    Check your trajectory also.
    The leader piling up is often the result of a low backcast and a consequentially high forward cast. This often happens when one first attempts false casting; they tilt...
  24. Re: Need recommendation for Rogue River Oregon guide

    Have a chat with Drake at Tututun lodge on the Rogue (I think thats the one). Young, entheusiastic, and one hell of a angler. Lots of fun on the river. I fished with him here in NZ a few years back....
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    Re: streamer rod, which one?

    I use a 10' 7 wt here for throwing streamers around our south island rivers. I chose this length to assist in line control and mending line at distance, and the 7wt to help out with some of the...
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