Town vs Country Hawkes Bay
In this instalment of Pure Fly New Zealand, Andrew Harding and Kyle Adams embark on a Town vs. Country Rainbow Trout showdown in the Hawkes Bay Region. The weather’s hot and sunny on the north Island, which makes things difficult. The boys begin in town, but the still and shallow water has the trout wary. As they move upriver, Andrew spots a deeper, more oxygenated pool where the fish are feeding confidently and switch to the nymphs. Up in the backcountry, the scenery may be stunning, but the banks are overgrown and getting a fish out from the snags can be a nightmare. Nevertheless, the fish slowly get bigger, and Kyle finishes the session with a perfect jack Rainbow.