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Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 05-08-2013, 06:49 PM
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Views: 55,455
Posted By OwenRiverLodge
Exclamation Re: Brown Trout Pics

Here's a few of the wild New Zealand trout landed by our guests this season !
http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i35/OwenRiverLodge/132638_10151052937600834_2080815082_o-Copy.jpg
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Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 02-05-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 55,455
Posted By OwenRiverLodge
Re: Brown Trout Pics

Thought I'd share some of our guest successes in the past couple of weeks.....

10 lb of wild New Zealand brown trout, caught within sight of the road...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 06-30-2012, 04:07 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 14,561
Posted By OwenRiverLodge
Re: Saltwater Fish Photos....Post Here!

I've just returned from a delightful week in the Cook Islands staying on Aitutaki.
I managed ( read negotiated with SWMBO) 2 days guided fishing with Itu Davey.
Now I have to admit to be a...
Forum: General Discussion 06-30-2012, 04:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,238
Posted By OwenRiverLodge
Re: Top Fly Fishing Destinations - Where would you go?

I'm obviously biased but it would have to be the South Island of New Zealand.
The greatest sighted brown trout fishery on earth.....
Forum: General Discussion 05-23-2012, 02:57 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,839
Posted By OwenRiverLodge
Re: Signs

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i35/OwenRiverLodge/35672_405590056242_548506242_4552772_1797405_n.jpg
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 05-23-2012, 12:54 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 55,455
Posted By OwenRiverLodge
Re: Brown Trout Pics

Here are some shots of some of our guest catches for the season that has just ended.....

Curtis
http://www.owenriverlodge.co.nz/blog/wp-content/uploads/curtis1.jpg

Jerry...
Forum: General Discussion 04-18-2012, 06:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By OwenRiverLodge
Re: Headed to New Zealand...where to fish?

In order to give you some meaningful answers/incite into NZ fishing, it would be helpful for you to tell me ....

What time of year are you planning to be in NZ ?
How long do you plan on staying ?...
Forum: General Discussion 12-08-2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,177
Posted By OwenRiverLodge
Re: Waders and boots

As the owner of a specialist fly fishing lodge, I'd like to think I'm qualified to comment on the durability of wader and fishing boots....

We have have 26 pairs of Simms G3 & Guide model Gore-tex...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 08-08-2011, 06:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 547
Posted By OwenRiverLodge
Re: Fly fishing group tours

Barry and Cathy Beck (http://barryandcathybeck.com/about.html)

Not too sure if they host trips to Europe, but they certainly cover lots of countries and you couldn't find nicer, more genuine folks...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 08-08-2011, 06:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,391
Posted By OwenRiverLodge
Re: Any recommendations for non felt boots?

We provide our guests with Simms Vibram soled boots w/carbine studs and find them very effective on most of our rivers. As you'd imagine these boots get a real work out and have lasted incredibly...
Forum: General Discussion 04-12-2011, 12:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,210
Posted By OwenRiverLodge
Re: Favorite Fly Fishing Magazines

My personal favourite is an Australian produced magazine called Fly Life.
It tends to be reasonably Australian / New Zealand focused, but does cover fly fishign all over the world
Forum: General Discussion 09-17-2010, 12:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,722
Posted By OwenRiverLodge
Re: Fly Rod Repair - Sage

I own & run a small fly fishing lodge in New Zealand. To save our guests the hassle of travelling with rods/reels & waders/boots we provide these as part of our total package.

We have 14 sage rods...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 08-31-2010, 02:43 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 55,455
Posted By OwenRiverLodge
Re: Brown Trout Pics

A few of our guest catches from last season.......

These are all wild brown trout caught in some of our local rivers

...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-30-2010, 04:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,551
Posted By OwenRiverLodge
Re: SAGE Z-Axis vs ZXL

The ZXL has a very sweet action - a classic dry fly rod !
Forum: General Discussion 08-30-2010, 04:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 393
Posted By OwenRiverLodge
Re: A Couple Of C&R Technique Questions

Love this analogy !

C&R is all about the fish swimming away to be caught another day.
There is no point practising C&R if the fish has been improperly handled - as it will die !

So...
Please...
Forum: News & articles for discussion 07-23-2010, 04:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 463
Posted By OwenRiverLodge
Re: Potential world record brown caught in USA - 41lb 8oz

Caught whilst trolling - still, its a huge fish !

For me - if I can't spot the fish before I cast and I'm not using a fly rod, well its just not fishing
Forum: General Discussion 06-06-2010, 04:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 601
Posted By OwenRiverLodge
Re: South Island New Zealand - Season 2009 / 2010 Review

I can only speak for my lodge here in New Zealand.

Unfortunately for you (and other folks seeking to be a guide) we only hire highly experienced New Zealand based anglers as guides.

In order...
Forum: General Discussion 06-01-2010, 05:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 601
Posted By OwenRiverLodge
South Island New Zealand - Season 2009 / 2010 Review

As winter settles in and the lodge rods are packed away for a few months, itís a good time to reflect on the remarkable 2009/2010 season.

In terms of bookings, itís been a great season for us. ...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 12-02-2009, 05:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 654
Posted By OwenRiverLodge
Re: Unbelievable fishing in New Zealand

All the fish were caught using standard tungsten nymph's and dry's.

Typically, in these parts you'd only use a mouse pattern after the evening rise -when its really dark.....
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 12-02-2009, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 654
Posted By OwenRiverLodge
Unbelievable fishing in New Zealand

Mice eating trout !! Ö Urban myth or truth ?
Mouse eating trout are not an old wives' tale, but an event that happens every five or six years in New Zealand. This is the result of the three species...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 09-10-2009, 05:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,662
Posted By OwenRiverLodge
Mice eating trout ??

Urban myth or truth ??

Mouse eating trout are not an old wivesí tale, but an event that happens every five or six years in New Zealand.
This is the result of the three species of native beech...
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