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Once the biggest supplier of Hardy Tackle in N.Z, today we are a Euro Nymph Specialist embracing the European Brands VISION of Finland and HANAK from Czech Republic, why because the Europeans have been fishing this method for decades, producing the best Rods using those years of experience, their Waders, Boots, Clothing the result of years of experience also, typical of European products “Quality” sums it all up. Other Euro Nymph Rods in stock all of which we have tried before stocking them are Echo and Redington models.
We encourage Anglers to try each model before purchase as they all have a unique action, we offer free lessons with any Rod sold.
Of course we sell Fly Rods suitable for other methods Redington, TFO, Echo, Orvis for which we are an authorized agent, ORVIS synonymous with fly fishing for generations.
“If we have not used it we do not sell it”
We are continually looking for new, innovative and exciting products, we like to keep up with the latest, try a new approach to trout fishing, flies, rods, reels, methods, techniques.
As someone once said
“if you always do what you have always done you will always get what you have always gotten” in terms of fly fishing “bugger all” you might say, simply because some cannot adapt to change – we hear it day in day out, if you are one of those anglers who think there are no fish in the/a river, what you actually mean is YOU were not able to catch one” – Grant Alley
If we can assist you in any way at all with your Fly fishing requirements please contact us at any time.
Euro Nymphing – relatively new in New Zealand, been around for decades in Europe, two of the best European Brands (Czech Republic) is HANAK, and VISION of Finland we have Rod models in stock the Champion and Alpin Nymph both extendable from 9ft 6in to 10 and 11 ft, 5 weights. Along with the Supurb 56 and Alpen Nymph 35 Reel, VISION Nymphmaniac, Onki, and Vision Reels
Orvis strive to bring you the finest fly-fishing gear in the industry. Line of products blends cutting-edge technology with style and comfort to bring you the best fly-fishing gear on the market. Explore the wide variety of fly-fishing gear and find exactly what you need for your next fly-fishing adventure. The selection of fly-fishing gear includes waders, boots, wading jackets, fly packs, fly rods and reels, fly lines, and tools and accessories so you are prepared when on the water. Dependable gear is something that all fly-fishing enthusiasts need. Orvis products are made from the finest materials and – backed by the Orvis Guarantee.
The latest in Rod technology by one of the most experienced rod designers Tim Rajeef visit echoflyfishing.com , we have met the man on his recent tour to promote his products, a first as far as I know to have a designer put his product where his mouth is, we are adding new products all the time, in stock now 5,6,7 weight combo’s $300 with lifetime guarantee it does not get better than that at this price
Fishing provides that connection with the whole living world. It gives you the opportunity of being totally immersed, turning back into yourself in a good way. A form of meditation, some form of communion with levels of yourself that are deeper than the ordinary self.Ted Hughes
Fishing provides that connection with the whole living world. It gives you the opportunity of being totally immersed, turning back into yourself in a good way. A form of meditation, some form of communion with levels of yourself that are deeper than the ordinary self
“Tips from the Tackle”
We have many anglers come into the shop a bit disgruntled they have not caught many/any and proclaiming there are few fish in the river, we wonder if they have ever thought it might be the way they fish or lack of knowledge.
From our observations
learn to false cast, to many people pull line off the water with every cast scaring the fish.
During the cast stop the rod completely on the back cast and allow the line to straighten
Learn to read the water and where the fish lie
Move through a pool and cover the water you will catch more fish, standing in one place is a waste of your and other anglers time – learn river etiquette
Try fishing less familiar water, faster water, tail water, shallow water.
If you would like to spend a couple of hours on the water brushing up on techniques sometime give us a call we would be happy to assist – Jason and Steve
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