New Zealand Trout Adventures

Tonic “Rush” sunglasses

As a Nelson fly fishing guide I need good eyewear. My job relies on me seeing fish – plain and simple. I am lucky (or skilled) enough to be able to tell the subtle shape of a fish in the water. Fish are masters of camouflage –...

Redington Predator rod and Behemoth reel

Endorsement for Redington Predator 10 weight and Behemoth reel I have smashed this combo this summer! It landed 30 plus kingfish up to 89cm for myself and clients who hired me as a Golden Bay fly fishing guide. The drag (up to 15kg!!!) on the...

Patagonia Minimalist Wading Jacket

As a guide I often encounter inclement weather. I describe a day as a one or two raincoat day… meaning that if its only showers one rain jacket is enough for the day but often in heavy rain two jackets are required with a changeover...

Patagonia Stormfront Rolltop Backpack

This is what they say; 100% waterproof, fully-welded construction with a single-side TPU coating Padded shoulder straps and adjustable waistbelt are lined with 100% polyester 3D spacer mesh Exterior lash points and rod tube holders Exterior...

Large flies for early season

As a south island fly fishing guide I look forward to the start of a new season. One of my favorite aspects of this time of the year is being able to use larger than normal nymphs. Early season on Nelson backcountry rivers we find there are a...

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