The book, New Zealand's Best Trout Flies is the
culmination of years of experience on rivers and lakes throughout
the country. Not only is the book a special addition to every angler's
library but it is signed by the 30 anglers who have contributed
These very special and signed limited editions
are presently on sale for only $80 each (reduced from $120) with
all proceeds going to the Silver Flies team to help fund their team.
Peter Scott is a former national fly fishing champion
and has competed at various Oceania and World championships. He is
a member of the Silver
Flies team that competed in the World Fly Fishing championships
in Poland in 2010. He is an active committee member of Sport Fly Fishing
New Zealand Inc.
In New Zealand’s
Best Trout Flies, 30 of the most successful anglers from around
New Zealand share with us their thoughts and reminiscences of six
of their favourite fly patterns. A number of them are professional
fly tyers or are regularly consulted by major fly fishing tackle
companies. Every fly is accompanied by details for tying and a colour
All of those who contributed to the book have
extensive experience in fishing New Zealand waters. Some are professional
guides and so their reputation and livelihood often depends on the
reliability of their chosen fly patterns to ensure success for demanding
clients. Many are actively engaged in competition fly fishing both
locally and internationally meaning they have travelled and competed
extensively overseas against the best anglers worldwide.
Several of the contributors are well known through their regular
contributions to other fishing magazines and periodicals and angling
books they have written. The foreword was written by Paul Dewar,
Vice-President of Sport
Fly Fishing New Zealand Inc.
The book is beautifully
illustrated with paintings in water colour by well-known South Island
fly fishing artist Michael
Scheele. There are also vivid black and white sketches and
full colour photographs of scenery and wildlife around the country.