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PRE-TRIP INFO

The climate in our part of the South Island is very similar to the Northern United States; we are not far from the 45th parallel.

WHAT TO BRING


CLOTHING AND GEAR

• Layering is the mantra
• A mid-weight fleece for cooler days
• Thin wool or synthetic long underwear
• Lightweight quick drying pants and shirts
• Lightweight Gore-Tex rain jacket
• Insect repellent clothing is very effective
• Buff headwear
• Sun gloves


WADING GEAR

• Breathable waders and rubber soled wading shoes without studs
• Wading socks with gravel guards included


OTHER ITEMS

• Hat, sunscreen and lip protection
• Insect repellent
• Digital camera
• Polarized sunglasses in brown and amber colored lenses
• Small day pack or hip pack
• Whole Season New Zealand Fishing License
Backcountry License required and obtained with Full Season License Number


FISHING TACKLE

Fly Rods:
• 9ft 5 or 6 weight 4pc Fly Rods


LINES AND LEADERS

• Floating fly lines with drab colored lines
• 9-12ft leaders with 3x-5x tippet spools


FLIES

• Dry Flies:
• Royal Wulff #10-14
• Parachute Madam X #8-12
• Parachute Adams #10-16
• Foam Hopper Patterns #8-12
• Cicada Patterns

Nymphs and Wets:
• Bead head Hares Ear #8-16
• Possie Bugger #10-14
• Copper Johns Red #12-16
• Mid to small #8-12 Stonefly Nymphs
• Cone head Streamer Patterns


We do carry a full assortment of productive patterns at the lodge.

Our guides carry flies, leaders, floatant and other essentials including weigh nets to aid in releasing your fish.

For further inquiries, e-mail us at Info@cedarlodge.net

* Transfers to and from the lodge from the Queenstown airport are available upon request.

All helicopter flights are operated by Fox Franz Heliservices Ltd. CAA AOC #88797