Furthest Away

by Fintan
(Tauranga, BOP, NZ)

First with the blue fly

First with the blue fly

First with the blue fly The Fly Caleb Two handed fish!

Biggest, smallest, most. How about furthest away?

My son Caleb and myself went fishing on the Waihou river, a spring creek in Waikato province (as seen on the 'cover' of Catch magazine Feb 2012).

We were using our new Nissin 450 ZX soft and had tied a blue yarn sakasa kebari using chartreuse thread, blue yarn and partridge for the hackle.

We hooked two rainbows landing one on this fly. And went on to catch another eight on a fly tied with a Pukeko feather and black thread. (A pukeko is a type of rail that has blue feathers).

A most enjoyable winter's day.

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Aug 07, 2013
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Furthest away
by: Fintan

GAjett In Aussie they call them purple swamp hens,

Levi, yes It's quite odd because the water is so clear.

The only other species I have caught on a blue fly are saltwater fish.

But I am going to target some Browns later this month.

Aug 06, 2013
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Nice Dark Rainbows
by: Levi Cain

I love when rainbows are nice and dark in coloration. Most the ones I catch when I do catch trout are pale and drab.
Its also good to see fish from around the world in this challenge. Do you or have you ever caught any other species of fish on those blue flies?

Aug 06, 2013
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Blue NZ bird.
by: GAJett

When I was down in NA 25 years back, I learned that these were also called "Blue Chickens". Saw several at Punakaiki.

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