Kai ora from the South Island of New Zealand
We have experienced a very cold winter that has given superb flows for all waterways, great snow for the ski season, and, of course, that snow replenishes the vast aquifer networks that run throughout Canterbury, all good news for the future health of the rivers and lakes trout too.
As I write this, we are starting to see the germination of spring welcomed and exciting its time to look to the upcoming season and the potential it brings.
New Zealand’s Border is now Open
On July 31, 2022, New Zealand borders opened to international visitors again, very welcomed after more than 2 years of being closed its been a remarkably tough time for many esp the tourism sector, but I, like many, am super excited and invested about returning to guiding international anglers again something that’s is a huge passion and a life long career that is all ways progressing to simply give you the best possible experience during your time here in South Island. NOW is a perfect time to plan and book a trip with a vast array of new backcountry options, not to mention accumulated knowledge that I worked on during the covid years. It’s going to be wonderful to reconnect with repeat clients, and I always love helping those new to South Island.
Creative and expanding Winter Months
It has been a busy and creative winter aside from lots of Trout Fly work, both tying and designing a high light have been giving several 2-hour presentations about fly fishing in libraries of the Selwyn District; these have been very well supported, and I would like to thank all that participated (over 50 people) and organisers, its great to give back to the community and help such a diverse range of kiwi anglers and develop audio-visual resources that can be taken further so if you are a club or organisation Imo ready to go with several themed talks that will inspire, inform and hopefully help anglers catch fish but importantly enjoy and understand their fly fishing more.
New Video alert!
The Faker Nymph is featured in the latest Salmoscope video! This is an amazingly effective trout fly that spans back to 1986 when Martin first designed it with a video showing a clear tying procedure and some background about its origins and how it can be adapted. The Faker is easy to tie and has a universal pattern working well in Backcountry rivers, spring creeks, small streams and lakes; please check out the Video and Like and subscribe to my Youtube Channel if you have not; I hope you enjoy it…
New spring & summer trout fly range for 2022-2023, all crafted here in New Zealand by Martin Langlands
Speaking of trout flies, the new season range will be launched in early August this will be added to each week, many fantastic high-quality patterns all made here in New Zealand by these 2 hands using the best quality materials also on offer is custom tying orders to suit you and your budget so if you’re an international or Kiwi angler, please get in touch as I’m happy to help, but please note I will only be tying until the end of October this year as guide work will take me away from the tying bench and back to the rivers.
See my Trademe listings for more information: https://www.trademe.co.nz/Members/Listings.aspx?member=2169119
Fly Fishing Tuition
Also, please note Fly Fishing Tuition will start in Late August – September, so book a session now as slots are limited.
Lots more news for you next time, and please don’t hesitate to contact me anytime. As I write this, there are only 8 weeks to go before the new season arrives, and I’m AMPED