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Jack Kos – Cicadas are upon us…


Had a great day out about a week back with dad chasing cicada smashing bow’s in the central north island.

Managed to sight this one early on. He was one of very few fish to opt for the nymph that day. They were complete bullets.

Dad was next on deck, but unfortunately he was a little rusty simply due to not having fished enough.

If only all fly reels were anti-reverse… Never mind, he landed the next fish he fished to. Pity I was on the other side of the river, so couldn’t take a photo.

Just before lunch a long cast through a slow flowing deep pool saw a dark shadow rise to intercept my cicada. Bang. This had to be one of the best fights I’ve had all season. Super fit rainbow diving probably fifteen metres deep into the pool, before exploding into aerial acrobatics.

Hard fighter…

Finished the day off with this guy. One minute my fly was drifting freely, the next the water exploded around it. I’ve never seen a trout take a fly quite so aggressively. Another tough fighter, although he was subdued quicker than the previous fish.

You’ve just gotta love rainbows.

In between these fish we landed probably close to fifteen others, although a lot of them were in the 2-3lb category. Still, they fight hard in the faster water.

I leave for the South Island for a week tomorrow, so hopefully should be getting some fishing done while I’m down. If any of you are going to the F.F.F. Conclave then I might see you there. Be sure to say hi.

5 responses

  1. robertsan21

    Golf, yea that is frustrating. 🙂

    I tried it a couple of times but it never hooked me like Fly-fishing and flytying did.

    My friends are in nz now, just got word that they have had good fishing since they arrived mid jan, however one of the guys had become ill with the shingles/zoster.

    Unlucky guy.

    February 4, 2011 at 8:05 pm

  2. Haha dad gets guided free of charge…

    Got some more great stuff from this weekend. Plus popped out for a bit of a bash in the backcountry today and caught a couple despite fishing a river that looked like mud. Report’ll be up in a few days.

    February 1, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    • robertsan21

      Nothing is as fun as fishing with your dad jack, did he teach you flyfishing?

      Waiting inpatiently on the next update.

      February 2, 2011 at 1:31 am

      • Actually we took it up together after getting too frustrated with golf.

        February 3, 2011 at 12:04 pm

  3. robertsan21

    Great stuff, I didnt know you where a guide 🙂

    To bad he missed that fish.

    Keep it up mate!

    Robert

    January 30, 2011 at 4:47 am

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