Oreti River - Dry Flies Range

Oreti River - Dry Flies Range

Regular price
$96.00
Sale price
$96.00

The Oreti River Dry Fly selection has been carefully  selected and contains quality hand tied, durable and uniform flies in a complimentary box.

Includes sixteen patterns in quantities of 2

  • Bushys Emerger Rust #10
  • Bushys Emerger Rust #18
  • Bushys Emerger Grey #10
  • Bushys Emerger Grey #12
  • Bushys Emerger Grey #18
  • Royal Stimulator #16
  • Compressor Para Dun #10
  • Compressor Para Dun #12
  • NZ Blowfly #10
  • NZ Blowfly #12
  • NZ Royal Wulff #10
  • USA Cicada Black #10
  • USA Cicada Black #12
  • USA Cicada Black #14
  • Bubble Back Caddis Brown #16
  • Bubble Back Caddis Brown #18


Each Southland river is unique.   The reason the numbers of patterns and varying quantities is not knowing if you are driven by a low number pack.   If this is so, you are a casual fisher.   Six or more you are serious.   


All the trout on the South Island fight hard and get down and dirty very quickly.     No more so than on the upper Oreti, the middle at Mossburn or the lower section at Lumsden.    This open flood plain river and the prevailing Norwest wind makes it terrestrial heaven.   Cicada, blowfly and attractor patterns bring up the monsters.  

The match the hatch on this great river can be very frustrating.   Its probably because we don't believe a fish so big would be eating size #18 grey or brown duns.   If the dry fly fishing is good who cares about nymph fishing.

  • Best Practice Tip:   Keep level with the fish and side strain it to your bank.