After some much needed shut eye we headed down country to NZ’s Southland. Thankfully, sunny skies and temperatures in the high 20s greeted us(right), which is always a good sign for terrestrial activity. With tussock cicadas chirping and some of them even crash landing onto water the trout were definitely looking up for lunch. Careful presentation was the order of the day when Mat and I kicked off our adventure with a string of hefty trout in a stunning valley.
It’s always nice to get one under your belt early in the day and if it happens to be a slab of a fish then so much the better!
~All smiles for Mat Mchugh of Fly Odyssey as he’s about to turn loose another spanking NZ trout taken on a dry fly~