An old Stream Fly reel and copper cast tin came my way. It was interesting to find out F. Steans and Coy was the original Alexto Sports from the 1930's. The F. Steans and Coy and the Stream Fly were basically NZ copies of the Hardy Perfect. Rumour has it the maker was an ex-Hardy's employee. He must have produced quite a number of these before "supposedly" being put out of business by copyright laws.
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Sunday, February 12, 2017
Step 1: Get excited after a warm day and dream of a massive caddis hatch. Tie big caddis as many as you can before heading off - but remember to allow drive time so you don't miss the rise. And try not to block the eye of the fly with thread.
Step 5: Scan the run for any signs of fish activity even though you're 3 hours early.
Step 6: Watch another angler for a bit and ask how the fishing has been.
Step 7: Wait for the caddis to hatch in their hundreds and prepare your freshly tied imitation. Enjoy the scenery.
Step 8: When nothing happens, change to slow sinking line and catch fish on streamers.