The Holiday is Over…

There comes a time when you simply have to accept, that the holiday is over. No longer will you be side-casting under the overhang of a myrtle tree, as the deafening sound of the cicada echoes through the eucalypts above. Gone is the sweet tempo of the headwater creek, gently tumbling its way off the…

Rise Fly Fishing Film Festival 2016

It’s on again, Nick Reygaert’s global roadshow of fully sick fly fishing madness is on tour and chucking hand-brakies at 30 cities and towns across Australia and New Zealand. Headlining the films this year is Nick’s own ‘Freaks of Nature’ – a film about the monsters that lurk within the famed Lago Strobel, more commonly…

Perspective

For the last few years, I had pretty much neglected a present from my wife; one of cheapest lenses Canon manufacture – a 50mm 1.8f lens costing a grand total of around $140 at the time. While it was cool at first, it was a little slow to auto-focus and just felt a little plastic…

Wild and Untamed

Year after year, season after season, a desire to explore the wilderness beckons. Round the next bend, over the furthest hill. While somewhat content with the small windows of opportunity to fish, some missions require more consideration with a time-slot allocated in advance. Not necessarily miles away from human activity, but somewhere lesser-known or a…

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…

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…

Artist Exposé – Andrea Larko

In line with our continuation of the Artist Exposé, we are thrilled to introduce Andrea Larko. Andrea hails from Indiana, Pennsylvania (USA) and has a BFA in Illustration from the Rochester Institute of Technology. “I love to draw and paint. I combined my two loves of fly fishing and art and decided to paint and draw…