A very long overdue update and a big thank you

Kai Ora, a warm welcome to this long overdue update. As with many, these past two years with Covid 19 have been remarkably challenging but am very pleased to inform you that I have remained full time in the fly fishing industry, unlike many who have gone on to other things and feel humbled to have survived with a blend of Trout Fly Work – Fly Fishing Tuition and Guiding, a huge thank you to all supporters who enabled this. The adverse situation forced me into new thinking, approaches and knowledge that I feel you can benefit from, such as:

  • More skilled and experienced at teaching the many fine arts of Fly Fishing in a practical onstream way. It has been a blast helping so many Kiwi Anglers of all ages and stages! 
  • I explored a vast array of new waters that have been on my to-do list for years and found some real gems that I can’t wait to show you! As many of you know, the more options, the better.
  • Developed many new trout fly patterns with some big breakthroughs that give the angler, at times, an extraordinary edge. 
  • Assembled a large range of mostly original trout fly sets for all seasons and situations found in New Zealand, Nymphs – Dry flies – Emergers – Streamers – Articulated flies and Intruders. https://www.trademe.co.nz/Members/Listings.aspx?member=2169119
  • Researched new sets of accommodations and new locations to base multi-day trips out of.
  • Worked on highly informative and visual presentations for clubs and associations that have been well received, and I look forward to doing more of these in future.  
  • Progressed with an informative Youtube channel called Salmoscope,” all things fly fishing ” this will be added to over time, so please come check it out and if you like, please subscribe.  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChNlmpOL_xArw4YvefRRdtw

Exciting times are ahead as the upcoming 2022-2023 season sees the international borders re-opening, and we are all hoping for a return of more normality and fun-filled days doing what I love guiding anglers of all levels from all over the world. My primary focus is Sight fishing South Island’s wonderful backcountry rivers for larger trout, but it’s important to note many other options are available, with diversity the key esp. in the context of our ever-changing weather patterns and water conditions. 

Backcountry Rivers – Forest streams -Limestone streams – Spring creeks – Small streams – Larger braided Rivers High country lakes and tarns – Meadow Creeks – Coastal Lagoons, lakes and slow flow rivers with Sea Run Brown Trout (some massive) Gorges – Micro Headwaters -Twig Water (yes #2-4 and Bamboo rods) – Swamp Trout.

Very much Looking forward to helping all anglers, both Kiwi and International, passionately sharing Knowledge drawn from a”lifetime” focus and over 3200 pro guide days.

If you are interested in a guided trip – Kiwi Tuition session or some highly effective highest, quality Trout Flies, please contact me anytime, and we can discuss a customised plan that best suits you. 

Nga mihi thanks, Martin Langlands