Andrew Harding (a.k.a. “troutboynz“) has been producing self-shot fly-fishing videos from his native New Zealand since the summer of 2010, but this is undoubtedly one of my favorites. Harding and his buddy Hamish Carnachan helicopter into a remote, lower North Island stream and discover rainbow-trout Nirvana. Any one of these trout would make the average angler’s year, but these lucky gents manage to land about twenty of them in a single day! There are some killer shots of dry-fly eats and trout taking to the air, as well. Simply incredible. . . .
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Excellent video, that was just amazing.
First time I have ever seen anyone carrying a gun in New Zealand, just wondering what that would be for?
I wondered the same thing about the rifle – my only guess would be if opportunity to gather some meat to eat ?
Superb experience well captured.
RE: Carrying guns. Many Kiwis go to the back country with guns and rods, it’s kind of just a good day out. Hunting is quite liberal as compared to N America controls and regs. Having a go at trout and deer in the same day is just a way of things, often fishing the valley up and hoping to see a deer on the walk home @ dusk.
Awesome video !