Classic Photos and Essay: A Trip to Remember on New Zealand’s South Island

Written by: Chris Budro
Chris Budro with his first New Zealand trout, caught on a windy day. Photo by Hannah Perkins
For years, New Zealand has been a dream for me. Mouth-watering mountain views, bright turquoise glacial lakes, more trails and adrenaline rushes than you could ever imagine, and most. . .
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Video: A Double Rainbow in New Zealand

We know that Dave and Amelia Jensen produce fabulous photos and videos from their annual adventures, but this one just might take the cake for both its. . .
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Video: Gardening for Huge New Zealand Browns

Those who follow the Orvis Fly Fishing facebook page got a chance to see Dave Jensen engage in an epic battle with a New Zealand trout that kept hiding under cutbanks. Here's another beauty that. . .
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Video: “Oh My God!” A Fly-Fishing Nightmare

Last Saturday night's 2nd Annual Orvis Film Fest—which capped off the Down the Hatch Fishing Festival in Missoula, Montana—closed with this video, which brought down the house. The video follows the trials and. . .
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Photos: Hard Work Pays Off in New Zealand

Written by: Hannah Perkins
Chris Budro fights a difficult New Zealand brown in close quarters. Photo by Hannah Perkins
We had been fishing hard for the past month, waking up early and getting home late. We spent the days staring into flowing water praying we would see some type of movement that was clearly different from a. . .
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Video: The Orvis Superfine Glass Goes to New Zealand

[youtube Y-NAVlXp9io 640 360] A couple summers ago, Dave and Amelia Jensen made a video about the then-new Orvis Superfine Touch fly rods, featuring some killer trout-fishing scenes from Alberta. This year, they took a new Superfine Glass rod on their. . .
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Video: Trekking for Trout in New Zealand with FrontsideFly

Dang. Even when they're making a commercial for a Swedish clothing company, the boys from FrontsideFly turn it into a killer fly-fishing video. Here Rolf, his brother Harald, and the boys trek around in. . .
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Photo of the Day: New Zealand Monster


Apart from its massive proportions, that brown is also simply gorgeous and obviously healthy.
Photo courtesy
John Herzer, from Blackfoot River Outfitters in Missoula, Montana, sent us this great photo, along with an explanatory note: . . .
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