Hot diggity!

Bill and Grady had booked through “best of NZ flyfishing” and were here just for a day stop over from a South Pacific cruise.
Heavy weather had cancelled a dream to dive on the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland and that same weather recently arrived in NZ.We were all happy just to see the sun as we departed from the pier at Matiatia,however  Bill let me know they were here to hear some reels screaming and bend some rods.We chased fast moving Kahawai schools down the northern coast practicing some casting and working out what flies were going to work.As we came closer to shore the schools dispersed and small groups of fish boiled and swirled on very small baitfish.Kingfish began to displace the Kahawai and the boys soon

We chased fast moving Kahawai schools down the northern coast practicing some casting and working out what flies were going to work.As we came closer to shore the schools dispersed and small groups of fish boiled and swirled on very small baitfish.Kingfish began to displace the Kahawai and the boys soon learnt how strong these fish are! I felt like I was in an episode of the Hollywood Hillbillies as each reel screaming run was announced with a “hot damn” or a “hotdiggity.”

After lunch we worked hard for a double hookup, it took a few fish to do but it was worth it for the laughs and banter that concluded a great trip with two longtime buddies having a damn fine time down under.

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