Silvereye Flies

My Fly Fishing Trout Fly selection for Taupo.

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My Fly Fishing Trout Fly selection for Taupo.

For anyone who has visited or read about Lake Taupo in New Zealand, you will be aware of the amazing options for fishing in the area; all within an hour’s drive from any of the villages in the area you can find your ideal fishing spot. To be prepared before you go out on your trip you can visit any of the fine supply stores in the area including Hamills in Taupo. Another way is to take a moment and research the streams, lakes and rivers online (and there are many of them!). I am going help you with a shortcut...

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New Year, New Location and Lots more Flies

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New Year, New Location and Lots more Flies

Welcome to 2019! At the beginning of last year, I closed our physical store in Taupo to concentrate on my position at Rafting New Zealand. This ties my up during the day and allows my to concentrate in the studio in the early mornings and evenings. My mentor Niven Murch passed away in January 2019 and we relocated his stock and memories to our home in Waipahihi, Taupo.  Over the coming months, we will also be displaying Niven's cane rod collection which include some Edgar Sealeys, Allcocks, and Horricks-Ibbitson. They join my Hogarth (1946) and they are all in great...

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Shout out for advice

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Shout out for advice

The wheel turns and now I am looking for people to share their experience and how they found a fix. As most of our friends know, we moved on from the old Windsor Lodge in December 2015. New and wonderful doors were opened to us and, after 'paying-forward' for some 30 years, the unexpected rewards came flooding in. In particular, the last ten years were hard slog and sacrifice that has now resulted in a great lifestyle, time with friends and offers to travel the world and stay with people we met over those years. It doesn't come without a...

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Instruction Videos

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I have brought over a few instructional videos that were carried on the old format website. They have always been popular with young and old alike and great for going back to when you feel like your action is a bit ragged. These videos break it all right back down to the start and help simplify what you are trying to achieve.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLfJBTctA4Q http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AcG4XkgG9c http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eSKa6Pt3R0

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Why SilvereyeFlies?

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Why SilvereyeFlies? The journey to become SilvereyeFlies began a long time ago and, back then, we had absolutely no idea it would come to this! Back in 1997, a block of land was nabbed and a lovely home erected (as you do). It was in the beautiful Bonnells Bay, Lake Macquarie NSW Australia. Our street name? Silvereye Close. We have held on to that name through the years and our NZ Company carries the name. In Oz, we think that we never, ever saw a Silvereye but now they flit around outside our Office windows and in our fruit trees....

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