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Kakapo Brook

Never in a million years would we disclose such a location. We’ve fished this tiny tributary to the Hope River in N Canterbury once...
Brown Trout in the Willow

Eekin’ One Out of the Willows

Just a simple video. We knew there had to be a fish about this trough and willow. It came out of the tailout and...
SmallStreamBrown

Short Video: About Right

Sharing a short video of a low flow, summer brown in “About Right”. Allow it to do as it does during its cycle and...
New Zealand brown trout

The Sassy Mouse Year Blog

I already know the potential backlash that could come. Don’t. Just enjoy the article and recognize the tongue in cheekiness. Pick up a few...
0tom9

3 Strikes

We were having a good day. The fish weren’t everywhere but we certainly were having success with the ones we found. It was also...
AJ feeling more than love.

150 m

I suppose the first swim of the day could have been a clue. It was a good plan. Likely water. Likely good fish. Bush...
Plan A was still in tact

“The Plan, See…”

After getting absolutely worked by weather recently, we decided to have a day on a most reliable bit of water – and stay under...
new zealand brown trout

Who gets the point?

I’ve never been one to give up on a fish. If it’s being stubborn, I’ll sit on a fish and change flies and work...
Rod tip low to keep big fish from rubbing off.

Sweep & Scoop

When I first starting fly fishing, I remember being told numerous times “rod tip up”. It was drilled home for good reason: it led...
new zealand brown

That Perfect Little Moment

Despite what you’ve read, fly fishing isn’t a perfect game of pitch & catch with trout. Incredibly seldom do you get an open cast...