I am excited to announce that I will be offering clients the option of fishing with barbless hooks in the upcoming season and I am busy tying many patterns on them. These hooks are very high quality being super sharp and strong wire but most importantly make releasing trout much easier with way less damage.…

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I have such a lot of respect for Trout Unlimited, back in the 90s was a member of a small chapter in Christchurch NZ …still today some of the river plantings are thriving. Here a perfect South Island Brown on perfect rod for NZ for USA angler Frederic M Young

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My clients and I, are so looking forward to getting back into the South Island back country rivers in the upcoming season and we find these places are so exciting to fish. What makes these trips so enticing are the aggregate of many parts all woven together that form the very best and most memorable…

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Most of the time I tested the caddis on Canterbury Braided Rivers as many of these remain open for winter fishing and in particular the month of May offered some of the most stand out angling we have seen for many years and its always a pleasure getting out for some personal fishing time as well…

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During the later part of the season we noticed large numbers of Green Caddis and that trout had been avidly feeding upon, here in New Zealand 2 main species are Hydropsyche and Hydrobiosis and indeed these caddis larvae are arguably the most universal trout food the world over. Having tied imitations for years recently i…

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So long 2016-2017 fishing season !!!…I loved your lessons your pentitude your hardships your people your places and your fish !!!….Ever Flowing thanks to all supporters . Here the last for trout for the main season.

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“Martin, Chris and I can not express our gratitude for your friendship and excellent professional guide service. We had an EXCELLENT time in Oxford and getting to know you. Our experience there is the highlight of our New Zealand experience. (Am I gushing enough?). Seriously, it was all and more than we hoped for and…

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Back into it. Love heritage fly tying and NZ has so much trout fly heritage ….here = TAMATI a once popular streamer I recall tying these well into mid 80’s then they seemed to fade away. This version is more a South Island style.

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