I have an arsenal of patterns that are tried and true flies. They catch fish all over New Zealand. So why would I bother trying new things? Well, I’m a fly addict and I can’t help playing with new patterns and refining them into honed fish catching machines. It’s just so much fun. They don’t […]Read more "Just for Fun"
I had two weeks off for the holidays and decided to take full advantage of it. I had my new Taylor Phenom to try out on more demanding rivers and a fly box bursting at the seams with back country patterns. There is a long list of rivers I’ve been meaning to explore and with […]Read more "MOUNTAIN HOP"
I’ve had my eye on Taylor Fly Fishing for some time. I didn’t get in on the ground-floor when they started a Kickstarter campaign for their reels, but when I heard they were coming out with a rod, I was all over it. I ordered a completed 9ft, 5wt Phenom rod as part of their […]Read more "TAYLOR PHENOM REVIEW"
I was down in Christchurch for work meetings on Thursday last week and, since Friday was public holiday, I decided to stay and tag along with Zee and Kevin on a trip down to central Otago. I had never fished this far south so it was all new to me. Zee is a very keen […]Read more "SOUTH ISLAND WEEKEND"
Now that Zee is guiding down south with Mike from Latitude Guiding, he’s got some great fish photos. Unfortunately he’s super secretive about where he’s going. I can tell you that he’s fishing a different rig than what we have been using up here. He’s now using a 9m leader. That’s not a typo and […]Read more "SOUTH ISLAND REPORT"
Faithful readers will have noticed that it’s been a while since my last post. Well, we just bought a house, and things have been pretty busy so no fishing for me. This weekend was the first holiday weekend in many months, and I did manage to sneak away Sunday afternoon for a short, overnight trip. I […]Read more "WANTED: FISHING PARTNER"
October 1st marks the start of a new season on many rivers in New Zealand. Zee talked me into heading down south for the first weekend. Normally my favorite thing to do is chase rainbows on the North Island but it’s always good to mix things up. Visiting the South Island usually reminds me of […]Read more "FIRSTS"