Join Dan and I on a day trip into a lower North Island, backcountry river yesterday. Having been tied up with work, rubbish weather and family commitments, meant we each missed the start of the new trout fishing season here in New Zealand which runs from October 1st through to April 30th. So we set about getting "on-the-board" for the new season.
High river flows from recent rain made the going really hard with many deep and slippery crossings, but we got some nicely conditioned fish with most coming to dry fly which is always a nice bonus. Not big numbers, but the surroundings more than compensate for that.
Filmed on the Canon G3X and Drift Ghost S.
Weapon's of choice:
906/4 Scott Radian
Lamson Guru #2
Airflo Superdri backcountry camo
Manic #12 Royall Wullf Black and #16 Yoshi's Samurai nymph
Bathed in the Light - Calming by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...)
Cylinder Three by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...)