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TravelTruly Fly Fishing

Wanaka, OTAGO, New Zealand

Endorsed by 1247 people

Target Fish

Brown Trout Rainbow Trout

Featured Water

Wanaka

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Full Day Trip

Walk/Wade / 10 Hours / Fly Gear
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  • Season: October 10 - June 6
  • Featured Fish: Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout
  • Food & Drink: Provided (confer with outfitter about details)
  • 1-2 People $619.00

Half Day Trip

Walk/Wade / 5 Hours / Fly Gear
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  • Season: October 1 - May 31
  • Featured Fish: Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout
  • Food & Drink: Provided (confer with outfitter about details)
  • 1-2 People $450.00

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- Job Done - First pool, first cast and first fish of the day. It was a great start to what was a tricky day where we still got the job done. Luckily @mike_idell came prepared with a good cast and it made all the difference!
- Resting Head - A stunner of a brown has a break after along hard fought battle. Remember to always give a fish time to rest before release, leave them in the net to calm down and recover before sending them back to the wild.
- The Insurance - It’s always great to just use a single dry fly but when conditions are tough It pays to have a backup. This fish rose all the way to the dry but ended up refusing it and turned down to take the nymph dropper. On what was a challenging day 2 with mike we still got it done with a bit of skill and technique!
- Windy Work - A great day today with @mike_idell chasing some big hungry fish below sunny skies. The blustery wind made things challenging at times but coming to NZ with a solid cast and adapting to the conditions, Mike did well to pick up several fish on dry flys. If you coming to NZ be prepared for wind, if your not you may miss out....
- Happy Angler - “Absolutely the most amazing flyfishing experience I have ever experienced. As an experienced flyfisherman, I thought I knew it all. Well...I was wrong, Matt showed me techniques and skills that are a must to catch trophy NZ Browns that I was definitely under skilled prior to the trip. NZ Browns are the most challenging yet rewarding trout, or fish for that matter, I have ever targeted. Matt constantly presses proper technique, presentation, positioning and landing skills to make you a better angler. I cannot thank him enough for the learnings and development I experienced over the 4 days in paradise” - Scott, Canada.
- Chase It - A great day on the water today with Bert from Montana. It was one of those days where a cicada is all that was required to get a eat, even if they had to move meters. Sometimes they hit it hard, and sometimes the sip it down slowly, just be sure to adjust your strike for each or you may miss out... 😉
- Summer Days - The last few weeks have been a very mixed bag with sun, wind, rain, snow and even a heatwave. Now we’ve passed the halfway point in the season I’m looking forward to thing settling back down to how they were last month when skies were blue and the fish were happy.
- Lonely Stroll - A day in the NZ backcountry makes you feel like you are the only person left on the planet, with just the trout to keep you company. There aren’t many untouched places left in the world and even though we have them in abundance I never take them for granted.
- Big and Juicy - Today was all about pulling out the biggest dry fly in my box to slay some hungry rainbows. Sam was back for his second day with me and after last weeks practice, he did great at landing this strong bow in some full flows and boy was it a surface eat to remember!
- Plan C - Day 2 with Reg and after plenty of rain fell late in the night, I awoke to find the rivers rising rapidly so a quick change of plan was required. Understanding the weather is a key aspect of fishing in NZ and my hunch was correct as we found low clear water to nail a couple of nice fish on what would’ve been a terrible day elsewhere!
- Never Too Old - At 84 years old Reg is no slouch and did a great job nailing his personal best trout. It just shows that your only as old as you feel and although it was a big day on our feet, Reg pushed along and didn’t want to turn back. An inspiration for us all to never put down the fly rod!
- Blended - Trout have an amazing ability to blend into their environment and this guy shows to what extent they can adapt their color to suit. With dark tannin staining this river has a very yellow hue and this fish has produced some beautiful shadowy tones to match!

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