Waikaia River - Dry Fly Range

Waikaia River - Dry Fly Range

Regular price
$126.00
Sale price
$126.00

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

Includes fourteen patterns in quantities of 3

  • Bushys Emerger Grey #16
  • Bushys Emerger Grey #18
  • Bushys Emerger Rust #16
  • Bushys Emerger Rust #18
  • Bushys Emerger Rust #20
  • Rusty Tailrace Dun #16
  • Rusty Tailrace Dun #18
  • Rusty Tailrace Dun #20
  • Cockybondhu #14
  • Cockybondhu #16
  • Mack Blowie #12
  • Epoxy Back Beetle Green #20
  • USA Cicada Black #14
  • Bubble Back Caddis Brown #18


Each Southland river is unique.  The  reason the numbers of patterns and quantities vary is not knowing if you are driven by a low numbered 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. Waikaia fish are no different. The Waikaia rises in the Umbrella Mountain range and runs due south to join the Mataura not far above Gore. 


The dry fly fishing on this river is amazing. Its match the hatch stuff all the way, hence the large range of duns in small sizes. Its terrestrial life is not that shabby either.  If you love technical fishing you will think you have died and gone to heaven.  She is my muse.

  • Best Practice Tip:  Long light leaders.