Video: Nymphing for Browns in New Zealand

My old friend Simon Chu, who once fished with me on my favorite Vermont brookie stream, is a school teacher on New Zealand’s South Island. He’s also a maniacal fly fisherman. He’s . . .

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Video: Jungle Heli-Fishing in New Zealand

Traveltruly’s Matt Butler had a chance to take a client deep into the jungle to hunt down some wily browns among towering peaks and cascading waterfalls of New Zealand’s South Island. With . . .

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Photo of the Day: Texas Lessons Pay Off in New Zealand


One of six South Island trout landed by Greg O’Brien in a single day.
Photo courtesy Greg O’Brien

It’s always great to get photos of trophy trout from around the world, but this one was especially cool because the attached note contained a shout out for a fly-fishing mentor. Aussie angler . . .

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Video: South Island New Zealand 2016

Kickstart your workweek with this killer video from the home of monster trout. Barnaby Bos–a UK native now living in Western Australia–and his Swedish buddy, Joel, find some truly . . .

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Trout Bum of the Week LXXII: Matt Butler


The annual cicada hatch is a big deal in New Zealand because it brings the biggest fish to the surface.
Photo by Jakub Kanok

Matt Butler is a passionate angler and guide based in Wanaka, New Zealand. He has been fly fishing for trout over half of his life and at 24 decided to enter the guiding industry to help. . .

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Discovering a Saltwater Flats Fishery in the Land of Trout

Written by: Anton Donaldon,


Who knew that New Zealand could provide incredible shots at kingfish on the flats?
Screen cap from “King of the Flats” by Aussie Fly Fisher

The town of Collingwood lies two-thirds of the way across Golden Bay heading West. It is a two-hour drive from Nelson and pretty much the end of the road in the northwestern corner of the. . .

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