Well- as most of you know- the fly shop is closed at the moment and will be re-open as usual in mid September.
Internet is not so easy to find here and power cuts are frequent. I never thought i would be able to update the blog but low & behold, a few updates and one newsletter should be with you, before the grand pre-opening of Stu's fly shop in September.
|I saw this on a wall near the river. Apparently there's fish in the river the locals told me.|
SAGE fly rods - i hear- have taken best new fly rod at the big European show. Something and which they manage to do time & time again. Last year they did it with the ONE fly rod this year its a mid priced quality rod called the Circa fly rod which replaces the ZXL series.
RIO products in New Zealand have a new agent and who could be better for the job than Don Fraser - the long-time ex-SAGE agent and owner of Guide quality NZ Ltd. In case some of you do not know SAGE for the past few years own RIO fly lines and products. So it makes total sense to be all in house in NZ, so expect better pricing and easier access to new products in New Zealand.
No doubt - some of the new rods will be in stock for the start of the season and any new RIO fly fishing products!
It's been all go most days with some huge travel days on some interesting smelly public transport. I have managed to finish a few new fly designs which in due course you'll all got to view and use.
My right arm is still troubled with pain from too much casting in the USA last winter for Musky. Having not been casting as much as i would like to, it's a pain. But still i'm chasing fish whenever i get a chance. Hopefully the photos will tell tales!
|Best we double check the knots. We may only get one chance.|
Ela - who i'm traveling with- and myself have been also busy shooting lots of amazing photos for magazines and advertising
as well as some exiting interesting film footage for a future film. Working with some guides and local people has been fun and it's been very rewarding helping a few of them with their fly casting & fly fishing skills.
Keeping my hands in with casting tuition keeps me on my game even when on the road. (I hope!)
Many hours and days have been spent working with helping Ela and her quest to become a world of knowledge on fly fishing and fly casting, we hope to release footage and photos of her progress - or not!!
She's a fast learner compared to most of us men. I'm sure when you meet her again this coming season in the shop / or NZ fly fishing schools she will blow you all away again and if not, there's always a spinning rod for her!
|This hotel manager wasn't really cooperative.|
If you want to get off the couch this winter get yourself along to the RISE fly fishing film festival which Stu's Superior Flies Ltd. is proud to be sponsoring along with other great brands. Here are the dates & venues:
NEW ZEALAND SHOWS Please note that shows often sell out weeks in advance, to ensure a ticket it is safest to purchase online and guarantee a seat.
|Invercargill Show||7.30-9.30pm 5th Sept 2012||Reading Cinema|
|Christchurch Show||8-10pm 10th Sept 2012||Hollywood 3 Cinema|
|Wellington Show||8-10pm 12th Sept 2012||Lighthouse Cinema|
|Palmerston Show||7.30-9.30pm 13th Sept 2012||Cinema Gold|
|Hawkes Bay Show||8.30-10.30pm 17th Sept 2012||Reading Cinema|
|Auckland Show||8.30-10.30pm 19th Sept 2012||Academy Cinema|
AUSTRALIAN SHOWS Please note that shows often sell out weeks in advance, to ensure a ticket it is safest to purchase online and guarantee a seat.
|Perth Show||Wednesday, 8th August 2012||FTI Cinema|
|Hobart Show||Monday, 13th August 2012||Eastlands Village Cinema|
|Launceston Show||Thursday, 16th August 2012||Village Cinema|
|Burnie Show||Wednesday, 15th August 2012||Metro Cinema|
|Melbourne Show||Wednesday, 22nd August 2012||Classic Cinema Elsternwick|
|Melbourne West Show||Tuesday, 21st August 2012||Sun Theatre Yarraville|
|Ballarat Show||Saturday, 18th August 2012||Ballarat Fly Fishers Club|
|Wagga Show||Sunday, 26th August 2012||Forum 6 Cinema|
|Albury Show||Friday, 24th August 2012||Albion Hotel|
|Canberra Show||Monday, 27th August 2012||Greater Union, Manuka|
|Bowral Show||Tuesday, 28th August 2012||Empire Cinema|
|Sydney Show||Wednesday, 29th August 2012||Chauval Paddington Cinema|
|Central Coast Show||Friday, 31st August 2012||Kariong Neighbourhood Centre|
|Singleton Show||Saturday, 1st Sept 2012||Maitland City Bowling Club|
|Brisbane Show||Monday, 3rd September 2012||Palace Barracks Cinema|
Have a fun time,