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    Autumn Steelhead fishing

    Todd has a fantastic series of videos



    https://youtu.be/NYTEizJXmI8
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    Awesome. Off to look at flyrods!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    Awesome. Off to look at flyrods!
    Top man, the rivers up here have some stunning fishing,






    but you have an anglers paradise down there
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    Awesome. Off to look at flyrods!
    You should do a misson down towards Queenstown and visit Swift Fly Fishing down the road in Wanaka, making their Epic flyrods on kiwi built CTS blanks. There's also Stu's Fly Shop in Athol which will be very much worth the effort.
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    Not really knowing what a Steelhead was, I watched this and the first fish I saw I thought "that's a rainbow". After watching the rest of it I guess it was?
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    I had a crack at fly fishing when I was about 15, even had some success. It is definately an art though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shearer View Post
    Not really knowing what a Steelhead was, I watched this and the first fish I saw I thought "that's a rainbow". After watching the rest of it I guess it was?
    Steelhead and Rainbows are basically the same. The main difference is Steelhead are like Salmon and spend the bulk of their lives at sea, coming up river to spawn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    Awesome. Off to look at flyrods!

    Todd has fished your island, some stunning scenery in this video and well wort a watch for us North Islanders


    https://youtu.be/mVZNLRpoccI
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shearer View Post
    Not really knowing what a Steelhead was, I watched this and the first fish I saw I thought "that's a rainbow". After watching the rest of it I guess it was?
    Yes American name for a Rainbow that has been sea-run and returned to the river it was born in
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwijames View Post
    You should do a misson down towards Queenstown and visit Swift Fly Fishing down the road in Wanaka, making their Epic flyrods on kiwi built CTS blanks. There's also Stu's Fly Shop in Athol which will be very much worth the effort.
    Is that Stus Fly Shop a random little shop in the middle of nowhere? Name rings a bell, cant remember where (I dint know where Athol is!) but I remember we saw this little fishing shop in the middle of nowhere and had to stop to take a look and he was very well stocked, had tonnes of stuff in there, everything you could think of!

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    Nice video, how's all those salmon tho be awesome to see

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwijames View Post
    Steelhead and Rainbows are basically the same. The main difference is Steelhead are like Salmon and spend the bulk of their lives at sea, coming up river to spawn.
    Ok. Second fish looked quite different. Much more silver? I assumed that was the Steelhead or were they the same?
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    Autumn Steelhead fishing

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    Is that Stus Fly Shop a random little shop in the middle of nowhere? Name rings a bell, cant remember where (I dint know where Athol is!) but I remember we saw this little fishing shop in the middle of nowhere and had to stop to take a look and he was very well stocked, had tonnes of stuff in there, everything you could think of!
    Ive never been but what you descibe sounds about right.
    Hes a Pom but been around for years. He also ties the best flies bar none. I buy pretty much all of my flies from him.
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    Autumn Steelhead fishing

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    Ok. Second fish looked quite different. Much more silver? I assumed that was the Steelhead or were they the same?
    Ive not watched the video so not sure but a fresh run fish from the sea will almost always be VERY silver. They colour up once in the fresh water. Unsure why though. Even our searuns here out of the Tukituki are a beautiful silver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwijames View Post
    Ive never been but what you descibe sounds about right.
    Hes a Pom but been around for years. He also ties the best flies bar none. I buy pretty much all of my flies from him.
    Was up for sale last year, from memory.
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