Stream: Wellington

…with shallow, slow rolling riffle waters running through large boulders…

I woke to the sound of rain belting down on the roof which quickly deflated my motivation. The hefty chest cold I am also battling with did not help the situation either; however I pushed through it. I was wanting to venture high into the Wellington today to see if the upper reaches were producing any fish. It could be a simple ‘recon’ drive if nothing else. Continue reading Stream: Wellington

The Regal “T-Rex”

“…that sucker would latch on like a Tyrannosaurus Rex!…”

I remember like it was just yesterday, that very first time I sat down in front of a fly tying vice. I could not tell you what make or model it was; just that it had a simple lever design that applied pressure to the jaws and I remember it to be of a heavy duty construction. I imagine that it would have been of English decent as most of my Grandfathers gear was. Hardy split cane rods from the early 1940’s and aluminium fly boxes – overloaded with crudely tied flies (mostly nymphs). Continue reading The Regal “T-Rex”

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