(Tauranga, BOP, NZ)
First with the blue fly
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.
“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten” – Benjamin Franklin
"Study to be quiet." - Izaak Walton 1653
"Be sure in casting, that your fly fall first into the water, for if the line fall first, it scares or frightens the fish..." Col. Robert Venables 1662
As age slows my pace, I will become more like the heron.
The hooks are sharp.
The coffee's hot.
The fish are slippery when wet.
Beware of the Dogma