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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
New Zealand rain

Repeat After Me

Everything in my mind said “don’t do THAT!” But, we did it. Despite 8 previous years of coming to New Zealand and the knowing...
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Thanks for the Thanks!

We get quite a bit of email through our Jensen Fly Fishing and our Alberta Fishing Guide Magazine networks. It’s always great to hear...
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Undercuts & Cloud 9

Fish moments come and go and there’ve been many in my life, but there are a few that truly stand out above the rest....