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Fly of the Month: September 2020

Royal Wulff The Royal Wulff is a must have in any fly box, especially deadly on Rainbows who find it hard to resist. Originated by master angler Lee Wulff around 1930 to imitate a beetle, it has stood the test of time virtually unchanged ever since. Hook TMC 9300 size #10-16 Thread 6/0 black or […]

Fly of the Month: August 2020

Pheasant Tail Nymph The Pheasant Tail nymph is one of the most useful nymph patterns. Rainbows and Browns love them because the nymph imitates a wide range of naturals. Mayflies, caddis, midges and damselflies are all suggested by this pattern. Hook Kamisan B175 #12 & #14 or TMC 3769 #10-18 Weight Lead wire Tail Fibres […]


Only 55km from Hanmer Springs, the Sedgemere Lakes sit in glaciated hollows on a broad tussocky saddle between the Wairau and Severn Rivers, surrounded by rugged mountains. We discovered them on a previous trip through Molesworth,and were keen to make a return visit on the way back from a West Coast tramping trip. This time, […]


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