Sunday, 12 February 2012

Searching out livestock:


New Zealand is famous for its wool trade, gathered from the famous merino sheep.  One knock on effect of these vast flocks is the number of blowflies and bluebottles they attract.  In turn these nuisance flies end up getting scattered on to nearby water, presenting hungry trout with a protein packed snack.  We found a few streams where trout were clearly locked onto the naturals.  Using an appropriate imitation in such circumstances often means fishing can be nothing short of spectacular.   Paul~

NZ Day Five (27th) 017







~Easy prey, bluebottles equate to trout fodder~















~A size 14 foam blowfly-the ideal imitation~





~A victim of the blowfly, perfection personified~