Dirty Water and Big Snouts

We all know that sometimes the best laid fishing plans and expectations can be turned on their head. This was certainly the case in late January with a huge cold front, rain and a bank of clouds hitting the South Island during our annual summer adventure. In the 7 years Fly Odyssey have been hosting groups to New […]

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PENSTOCK PERFECTION!

I haven’t fished Tasmania much, maybe half a dozen times and then always because I was there anyway, working.  So the chance to spend a few days with John – who has recently moved down from Canberra to Hobart – was too good to miss.  Now I should say that he’s had a cabin at Miena for […]

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New Orleans Redfish

A recent request to speak at a conference seemed an onerous undertaking after a month of continuous travel – until I found out the conference was in New Orleans (NO). Hasty changes were made to existing work commitments and before I knew it I was US bound. The trip was a quick five day stay including a […]

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According to plan – Turangi, NZ

I’m just back from my annual trip based out of Turangi in NZ’s North Island. About midway through the week we’d had another good day on the famous Tongariro River (FlyStream magazine issue 2) landing 8 wonderful rainbows. So, feeling smug, we – my brother David, nephew Jamie and I – knocked off early and went to the Turangi pub for dinner. Guide […]

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Naknek River, Alaska

The Naknek River is 56km long and flows into Kvichak Bay, an arm of Bristol Bay in south-west Alaska. It’s known for its sockeye and other salmon, as well being a highly regarded rainbow trout fishery. By this time of year, the fishing for king and silver salmon has come and gone. Sockeye salmon are […]

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BILLFISH OUTFIT FOR LESS THAN $1K?

Billfish of all species are considered to be at the extreme end of flyfishing targets. Of these, sailfish are thought to be the fastest fish in the ocean. To put in perspective just how fast, a sailfish can swim at around 112km/h while a tarpon comes in barely half as quick with a top speed of ‘only’ 56km/h! It makes sense […]

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Cape York Milkfish

Over winter, the AFO team hosted their annual milkfish trips to a remote location on the west coast of Cape York. The phenomenon our guides found there 6 years ago, provides one of the only targeted milkfish fisheries on the globe. It’s true milkfish are caught elsewhere but these are often cast-and-hope fisheries where you put your weed fly in amongst a carpet […]

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Pink Salmon – Squamish River, BC

The Squamish River is a large river in the Canadian province of British Columbia (BC). The Squamish and it’s tributaries offer great fishing opportunities for a variety of salmon and trout species. Chinook, Coho, chum and pink salmon run into the system for spawning. Dolly Vardens, cutthroats and rainbows (including a significant steelhead run in […]

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