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The West

Neil Chamberlin and I have just returned from an awesome trip floating and fly fishing one of the greatest rivers in the American West. Im generally vague when I write about where I have been exploring, to protect these special fisheries. I have put a lot of time in to learn about some of these special […]

Keep your fly in the water

I have returned from an amazing trip to Oregon where I fished two days with my good friends James Fraser and Mike Lasota. If you read my blog you will realize that James and I have fished all over together and initially met in New Zealand a few years ago. You can read about those […]

Fly fishing at its best

I have been loving this beautiful weather and this amazing place to call home. I have been exploring with a few friends and have found the fishing as good as it can be in september (our most productive month for dry fly fishing.) The fish are currently stacked up in pods in certain riffles, and […]

Go hard mate

Its only been a few days home here in Jackson Hole and already Im restless. I have just returned from three months living in a van in New Zealand chasing brown trout I have always dreamed about. Most people here are depressed from a long winter with no snow and no hobbies. My re introduction […]

Travels with Dane

Over the last week I have been chasing trout with my friend Dane from South Africa who I met at a gas station recently. We had a great time together and were able to tackle a few rivers and quietly make noise. Dane and I are like brothers and shared many good meals and got […]

Is this a dream?

I have returned from an awesome few days solo backpacking up a really cool river here in New Zealand. A friend dropped me off on the side of the road and said “Good Luck,” with no further hesitation I headed off to now-here, the trout didn’t stand a chance. I stuck my music in for […]

Martin Simpson

I met a guy on the river the other day. His name is Martin Simpson, a kiwi from New Zealand. Martin is a famous trout artist specializing in painting your fish of a lifetime. Every peculiar detail of your catch is included in his paintings. He is also a very keen fly fisherman and we […]

No footprints in the sand

For the last few days I’ve been hanging out with Tony Entwistle and our friend from Jackson Hole, Dennis Butcher. I have been a guides apprentice, and have been honing my skills as an international guide and angler, and have been shadowing Tony and Dennis while they fish. Im not fishing at the moment, and […]

Optimism

An early start proved to be beneficial yesterday, as Bob and I had one of our most memorable days on the water together. We have been fishing very hard, putting in a lot of miles seeing incredible country, getting outside every day, but having limited fishing success. And no matter what anyone says the goal […]

Go ninja, go!

Bob Ciulla and I have been fishing every day mixed in with a bit of travel. The fishing is a little bit tougher than Bob remembers, his last visit being ten years ago. The other day we saw a massive brown trout feeding on the surface, and swinging below gorging himself on nymphs. I wanted […]

Fishing with Nick Clark

Bob Ciulla and I are loving life at the Clark residence. We are currently in Queenstown again, and have fished a day until the weather turned for the worst yesterday. Nick Clark is a great guide down here in Southland, and has been for 20 years. He knows these rivers very well and has offered […]

Heading down south

I fished with Tony Enwistle one last time before I went south to Queenstown to pick up my friend Bob Ciulla. Tony and I woke up at 5 am to go explore a place where he saw a 15 lb fish. I told him I didn’t want to cast at a fish that big. He said yes […]

A Ragged Dance

In a week my good friend Bob Ciulla is coming to New Zealand to fish and explore with me for two weeks. Now Bob is a very keen fisherman and he has fished here around ten times and has a wealth of knowledge. I hunt Elk in the fall with Bob and cant wait to […]

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