Tag Archives: new zealand fly fishing

Photo of the Day: Texas Lessons Pay Off in New Zealand


Written by: Phil Monahan

One of six South Island trout landed by Greg O’Brien in a single day.
Photo courtesy Greg O’Brien

It’s always great to get photos of trophy trout from around the world, but this one was especially cool because the attached note contained a shout out for a fly-fishing mentor. Aussie angler . . .

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Story: Fly-Fishing Perfection on New Zealand’s North Island


Written by: Phil Monahan

A much younger author shows off a fine Mystery Creek rainbow.
Photo by Sandy Hays

As the thirty-six-foot Top Cat plowed through the mounting whitecaps in the middle of the lake and sheeting rain lashed at the windows of the cabin, I found perverse comfort in singing. . .

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Trout Bum of the Week LXXII: Matt Butler


Written by: Phil Monahan

The annual cicada hatch is a big deal in New Zealand because it brings the biggest fish to the surface.
Photo by Jakub Kanok

Matt Butler is a passionate angler and guide based in Wanaka, New Zealand. He has been fly fishing for trout over half of his life and at 24 decided to enter the guiding industry to help. . .

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