Instead of wintering in New Zealand, as we did in 2020, our adventure this past off-season was welcoming our second child, Eliza, into the world. Although we have our hands full with two children under 2 years old; Jessie and Eliza have stolen our hearts and are our world! I can’t wait for the days when these two will join meContinue reading “Back to the Water”
As the calendar turns to Fall, and leaves begin to change, it is amazing to think about how fast the summer has flown by. 2020 has been unpredictable and crazy for everyone, but thankfully the fishing has been one predictable thing to help it feel like a normal summer. It has been an extremely rewarding year to help peopleContinue reading “Sunset on Summer 2020”
Reflections on exploring New Zealand through the eyes of my wife
This is what makes New Zealand so unique and special: the backcountry, and the chance of finding the fish of a lifetime in a small stream. After a 3 hour hike, covering 7.5 miles, I reached the wee headwaters of one of the local rivers. As I first started stalking the banks there was notContinue reading “New Zealand Backcountry”
My Recent Adventures Fishing in New Zealand Fly-fishing is hard. Fishing a new river for the first time can be very hard. Fly-fishing the South Island of New Zealand on my own is one of the most challenging tasks I have experienced in the sport. We are based in Te Anau in the SouthlandContinue reading “Challenges & Rewards of Southland”
It is the most amazing experience watching the passage of time through the growth of my little girl. Every summer seems to fly by but this summer has gone faster than any other before. It started in May, full of anticipation and uncertainty. During my first couple of guide days through the end of theContinue reading “Time Flies”
Recently I have been reflecting on how the sport of fly-fishing changes as we evolve as anglers.
Why wait till spring to get back on the water? There are plenty of trout to be caught throughout the winter when conditions are right.
I am often asked; “How hard is fly-fishing to learn?” Trying to display empathy I typically explain; “It’s not that hard. Once you learn the basics, it just takes practice.” I will also add: “It’s kind of like golf. You’ll never master the sport, but you will learn more every time you are on theContinue reading “Learning How to Fish in New Zealand”
The Christmas tree has been cut down and decorated, stockings are hung with care and we have rung in the holidays with the annual Yule Night Celebration in downtown Philipsburg.I must admit that the Holidays, and Christmas, have always been one of my favorite times of the year. Just last weekend my wife compared myContinue reading “Meaning of the Holidays”