Fly Fish New Zealand : Bucket List Trip For David and Jim

I recently guided father and son team Jim and David for 4 days in the Central Otago region.
 Jim had just recently recovered for major surgery and decided it was now or never for he and his son David to book their bucket list dream trip of fly fishing around New Zealand. I met the guys at a designated meeting spot and we headed off our NZ fly fishing road trip. The weather for the 4 days was a mixed bag of the usual spring time conditions we get here in the South Island of New Zealand in late November with wind and the odd showery day. The guys wanted to fish some smaller streams so we headed into the headwaters of a couple of streams that held both brown and rainbow trout in the 3-6lb mark with the occasional bigger fish some years !

 One of the finest brown landed this season by far , perfect proportions and condition for an early season fish.

One of the finest brown landed this season by far , perfect proportions and condition for an early season fish.