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Some Minor Tactics For Small Streams

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by Tony Orman There are small streams and small streams. They come with different characters but basically you can start by generally dividing them into “rough” bouldery  streams and spring creeks. Nymph fishing suits spring creeks. After all that’s where … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Catching More Trout and Having More Fun

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by Al Simpson (US) Simpson Fly Fishing is a website dedicated to the sport of fly fishing for trout. It contains monthly articles, hundreds of photos, several instructional videos, equipment and book reviews. Al Simpson has fished New Zealand rivers. Although … Continue reading

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Doug Graham Had It Wrong – Anyone Can Love a River

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Opinion by Tony Orman Former National government Treaty Minister in the 1990s Doug Graham  once said that “Maori had spiritual feelings for lakes and mountains and rivers that Pakeha people neither shared nor understood.”  I would be surprised if Doug … Continue reading

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Water Conservation Orders Commonly called WCOs

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When it became clear in the 1970s that there were plans to develop hydroelectric dams on almost every large river in New Zealand, several outdoors groups set up the Wild and Scenic Rivers Committee. They were concerned about the loss … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Night-time Trout Fishing

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by  Ben Hope Night-time is a good time to chase bigger trout. Many creatures of the riverside are nocturnal, even the aquatic caddis flies. Then there’s mice and we’ve all heard about the beech masting years, increases in mice numbers … Continue reading

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New Books Aims to get Kids Hooked on Nature

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Book Review “The Observologist”, written and illustrated by Giselle Clarkson. Published by Gecko Press, price $39.99. Reviewed by Tony Orman. The Observologist” is a highly illustrated, fun-filled guide for young budding naturalists and that  has to be great intention in … Continue reading

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Don’t Take Advice Seriously

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The more one fishes for trout, then, the more he is forced to the conclusion that no man knows even faintly when or why the fishing will be good or bad. Too often have all of us marched forth hopefully … Continue reading

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Soft Baiting – Jig Head Weights Very Important

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By Allan Burgess   The most important thing to get right when fishing soft plastics is to use the correct jig head weights for the conditions and situation in which you are fishing.    This rule applies equally to both … Continue reading

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Fly Fishing and Mental Health: It’s Not Just About the Fish

October 23, 2023 By: Melissa Ceren (Mental Therapist) From Midcurrent News (US) Why do we want to be out there? The answer to this question is different for everyone. But for one reason or another, many of us keep returning to fly … Continue reading

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Wonderful Book by Artist/Writer on Tongariro National Park

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Book Review: “Tongariro National Park – An artist’s field guide” by Desmond Bovey, published by Potton and Burton, price $39.99 Reviewed by Tony Orman     If you’re travelling the Desert Road from Waiouru to Turangi, intent on the journey and … Continue reading

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