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Artist Exposé – Martin Simpson

Our Artist Exposé continues to provide exposure to a wide variety of fly-related artists. It is with great pleasure that we introduce you to the amazing talents of New Zealand artist and fly fisherman – Martin Simpson. His work truly encapsulates a realism that is could easily be mistaken for a living thing, with detailing…

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Massive Stoner – Giant Stonefly

I’m afraid I have an infection. I’ve come down with a serious dose of INSECTion. At an early age, I had a deep fascination with nature. Particularly the mini-world down an my feet consisting of reptiles, amphibians and hundreds of different insects. My eyes would become a macro lens and I would immerse myself in…

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The Twig

There seems to be a fascination with big fish. Across the globe, it’s a goal of many to seek out the largest of a said species on a regular basis. I’m not going to lie, this desire is embedded within me too, often yearning to go one better or achieve a personal best. At the…

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Aitutaki

I really enjoy the global getaway. Each year I try to choose a new destination and save my hard-earned for a new experience and new discovery. My latest experience was a trip to Aitutaki targeting bonefish and trevally. The bonefish in particular played nicely, however the giant trevally (GT’s) absolutely destroyed me and my fly lines…

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Yow: Icelandic for Yes!

Iceland has taunted me for years. It’s endless adventure, fly fishing, culture, landscape, aurorae and surfing is stuff of legend. Last year, iheartthefly contributor and good mate Paul Anderson headed to Iceland for good times and crazy vibes and basically rubbed it all over my face (you can read his report HERE). This spurred me…

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Striving for Improvement

When I started this blog, some five years ago, I had no idea of my objective. I had no defined goals or targets. The basic idea was to share a journey and ultimately, share the passion. Looking back, it has given me an online record of stories, laughs and wonderful memories, but also a timeline…

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The River Sessions

I’ve been enjoying some marvellous river sessions over the past month or two, with some being successful in terms of fish catching and other sessions proving more joyous in relation to company, insect hatches or new discoveries. Either way, each has its own unique story but instead, I thought this post could be more suited…