New Zealand Fly Fishing Essentials

By Lani Waller

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The Essential Perspective and Choice of Tackle

New Zealand trout fishing can be easy, or difficult, depending on your abilities, weather, the mood of the trout, whether or not they are feeding, and whether they are browns or rainbows.

The brown trout are usually tough, challenging, and rewarding! This has nothing to do with anything other than the temperament of browns. They are always tougher than rainbows. It is possible to have six to eight fish days on the browns, but conversely you can go all day and not get a single one. The most difficult fishing for browns comes when you choose to stalk large fish in clear water. There are fewer of those around and they are large for a reason!