Kea - Mountain parrot.
Trying out a landing..
Tommy aged 11 years caught his first fish on the fly. Earlier that morning I let him land one of mine to get the feeling of how it all feels. Then after lunch he disappeared out of sight around into a beautiful bay with a gorgeous drop off. With every cast a little more line went out, laying it on the water each time with a splash. A technique I've seen employed by old timers night fishing, but in this case, a beginners attempt to get a little more distance.
Then he appeared fish in hand and a grin across his face that said it all. A great day for a young boy an old fibreglass rod and a trout.
Simply Magic! After the excitment died down he was off back to the same spot to try his luck again!
He's been hounding me ever since for the fly which he gave me to look after and an old vise, so he can start to tie some more bullies.