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 condition. When the re-birthed Hamills Store in Taupo is settled in we will hope to have some items on display there.
We have lost count of the number of flies that we now have in our range and we will continue to introduce new variants as time goes on. Last year we had some interesting requests for custom ties and we are happy to take on the challenge. The long awaited trend towards smaller flies is growing momentum and this is quite pleasing. The best practise of going smaller is proving effective in the Taupo waters and we are happy to tie the smaller nymphs in particular.
Get in touch if you want to chat about your needs and we look forward to helping out.
Rich at Silvereye Flies