A note to say thanks for helping collect all the gear I needed for my trip to New Zealand. It was all I hoped it would be. The flies were just what I needed and the extra hackled parachute Adams made fine floaters for even the size 12 tungsten headed PTs (the Moskanymph). All sizes of the tie worked as well as during my last trip. If anyone wants to know how to pass boots and waders through invasive-species-controls at the airport, I have the method. The Cloudveil boots were light and secure, good recommendation. The first three are from the Hurunui High Country Track which I “tramped” for 3 days before heading for the West Coast. The Kitchen scene is from the Kawhaka Lodge on the Old Christchurch Road north of Hokatika. Tony Allan is probably the best guide on South Island and Marj is a great cook. Both are wonderful hosts. The rivers are the Waitangiteano, the Arahura and the Haupiri. Here’s a picture from the 2005 trip (Hawden Lake). 9.5 pound brown took a #16 Moskanymph (black tungsten bead head flash back pheasant tail on a heavy scud hook).You’ll recognize Russ Stevenson between me and Tony Allan at the car park on the Porter River.
Best of the season to all,