New Zealand Fly Fishing 2012 season is well underway

Fly Fishing Queenstown

The New Zealand Fly Fishing 2012 season is well underway amidst the usual spring time weather patterns that the Roaring 40’s throws our way.  Its nothing that some good gear, layering up and keeping warm and dry won’t stop you getting onto some good fishing.

The temps have been up and down.  Both air and water temps, big rains and snow melt have discolored rivers and streams on and off, but when the water temps have risen above about 9 deg C there has been some pretty good fishing, even some good dry fly action. Just yesterday after a big rain storm I hit my local piece of water choose a spot and sat and waited. It didn’t take long to spot a nice brown cruise out of the willows circle around and disappear again. By the time he came back I was rigged up and tossed and nice big terrestrial into his path  and wam, bam thank you mam!

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Close to home

It just goes to show how good the fishing can be at your doorstep!

To be honest though the dry fly has been mostly mayfly occurring sometime after lunch with the odd exception.

 

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October Mayfly

Here’s an interesting series of pics showing a nice brown trout coming up to take an imitation mayfly:

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Here it comes

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Its gonna eat it

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There it goes

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wait

New Zealand Fly Fishing Expeditions

wait

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wait

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WAIT

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Now tighten!

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When the mayflies have not been on, getting heavy and going deep generally produces results….I like to tow a wee emerging style light nymph in behind. The big stuff gets you down and Mr Fluff emulates the  emerging mayfly nymph which takes the fish 90% of the time.

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When the going gets tough wiping out a big streamer pattern and dead drifting down banks can be a good way to pull out some great fish …. this one actually took just as the swing started.

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Having really good line control and using slack line presentation  was the undoing of this fish …. close quarters combat in difficult pocket water.

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