FLY LIFE MAGAZINE ISSUE 96
Flylife Topshot Photo Competition 2019
Congratulations you are a finalist in the FlyLife Topshot Photo Competition 2019!
Your photo entry has been selected from hundreds of fantastic entries by our judging panel of FlyLife Magazine contributors including David Anderson, Brad Harris, Josh Hutchins, Jess McGlothlin, Peter Morse and Bill Bachman.
Simms G3 Guide Boots
I am a massive fan of Simms G3 guide boots and just as my old pair were about to retire, the new version made it out on the market. There was no doubt about getting them. I haven't clocked any crazy amount of kilometers yet, but so far they have taken me through freshwater, saltwater, handled backcountry terrain like a breeze and also did pretty well as a running boot when I had to run 6 km back to the car on one trip. Maaaaan do they feel good. Super light weight, comfortable fit, great traction, but what is the most important to me is the incredible ankle support. One would think that the lightweight boot might sacrifice a bit on stability, but the wide foot base and high padded collar makes this boot a rare exception. They may not be the cheapest but in the long run it's money well spent... Oh and I almost forgot to mention that of any boots I have previously owned they are the most easiest to clean! And that's a big plus as we all know how crucial it is to check clean and dry! Tight lines, DTD
BUT I ONLY BROUGHT 3WT BRO....
Today the plan was to fish small creeks and a section of main river which holds good numbers of small trout! We went light: Airflo 3wt fiberglass rod, 5x Airflo tippet and no backing.... Oopsss who is sitting over there... Large trout, Well, lets do this... what could possibly go wrong :-)
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SIMMS G4 HIP PACK
Have you seen the new range of Simms G4 packs yet?? I have been using the G4 pro Hip Pack for couple of weeks and can highly recommend! I was hesitant at first as I loved the previous model and I don`t like to replace things that work well for me but after few trips with this guy I like him more and more!
We all know that there is nothing better then fishing light but still being able to carry everything you need. If this sounds like your style of fishing get your hands on one of these bad boys!
So here is a bit about what`s got me loving this pack:
*The main compartment features two large pockets and two smaller pockets, all stowed away with handy magnet double zipper with for easy one hand access of your tools. The main compartment stretches quite well, so 4 fly boxes, two reels, sunnies and few smaller bits and pieces no biggie
*Stretch mesh pocket - Great for BEER as it`s situated bellow so don`t forget to wade deep to keep them chilled! I even fitted two bottles in!
*Working dock station that folds down when opened - (large pocket inside + removable tippet and floatant carrier
*Two bellow hip belt pockets - Great for storage of smaller items! My car keys feel really safe there!!
*Exterior compression straps - Yup you are thinking the same... MORE BEER.... well or a jacket or extra fly rod.
* Many other handy features (soft velcro patches, magnetic tool ports for tool access & storage ,removable compression straps, super easy to adjust!
*Hidden stash pocket - Great for storing toilet paper, keeps it dry and nicely folded! You never know when it hits you!
*Taped seams on the pack bottom to keep your stuff dry when cooling your beer!
SUPER LIGHT, 12 L STORAGE AND IT`S BLACK!!!!! Well you can get Boulder colour but why would you..
Get yours from Manic boys
Recap of 2015/2016 Season! Short cut through the best moments of last season!
Supported by: Manic Tackle Project, Smith Optics NZ, Moreporks
Music: Xavier Rudd - Spirit Bird
#manicmtaes #lifebeyondwalls #huntforquality
Proud to be part of the SMITH CREW
After irrecoverable loss of more then 80% of footage and the rest partly corrupted I was forced to make impossible possible and come up with at least a little wee edit from this season!
Shot straight from Argentina! Josef Nevedel and his trophy!
Mad minute with manic Tackle - Jakub Kanok
Received an email with this photo from Robin whom I met while fishing South Island. 7.5 pounder caught on nymph.. What a beauty!
Tide apparel`s summer collection
Guided Fly Fishing for Trout from Sydney.
Fly Fishing Australia, NZ & around the World.
Sponsors: LOOP, Patagonia, RIO Products, Costa & C&F Design.
One more photo from Robin!!
Fly Fishers Inc Magazine
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