Perfect, my tying table and a new book! Some nice tying from a collection of Japanese tying artists.
Went out on the river today saw 10 or so trout, the biggest would have been pushing 7lb. Most feeding well. Less than one month until opening day. Turned over a few rocks and sampled the insects today too. Surprising I found a lot of small, but chunky river fish. Cock-a-bullies!
Check this big mayfly nymph. Very dark, with the pronounced wing-pads. These are a very common nymph thoughout New Zealand and one the trout love.