Written by: Dave Jensen
Every year, we run into cicadas in New Zealand. The country hosts 42 species of cicadas, which inhabit quite different ecosystems, and each has its own size, color, shape. They all have one thing in common though–an unmistakable chorus!
The big, green cicadas of the beech forests can leave you yelling to hear each other, while the smaller, light-green cicadas are usually lighter songs on a breeze through the grass. No matter, Kiwi trout love them and will travel a considerable distance to pounce when the big bugs on the water.
In this video, Amelia finds a fun, colorful, active trout to play with on a spring creek. There are some neat moments and a few tips to help you, as well. You might want to watch this one on a larger screen, like the Youtube app on your Smart TV, as the colors of this setting are stunning.
Dave and Amelia Jensen are Jensen Fly Fishing–a fly-fishing media, guiding, and education company based in southern Alberta. They spend three months a year in New Zealand, chasing big trout and filming their adventures.