Last weekend was our annual Dark Side of the Moon fishing competition in Turangi. It’s a casual get together of friends every year where we compete for money, prizes, glory and fame. I had unfortunately come down with a bad case of the flu, but Amy and I headed up anyway. The weather was mostly […]Read more "DARK SIDE OF THE MOON"
This was my first weekend off in many a few months. Amy and I headed up to Turangi for a nice, quiet weekend. Unfortunately no one else got the memo and, despite the heavy rains all week and over night all through the weekend, Turangi was mobbed with fisherman. We actually couldn’t even get into […]Read more "A NICE QUIET WEEKEND"
There has been a conspicuous lack of updates over the last six months, although still plenty of people seem to come and read my fishing related ramblings. There is a very good reason there hasn’t been any updates, but you’ll have to keep reading to hear what it is. Fair warning though, it’s a long update. My family […]Read more "I’M STILL HERE"
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"