I had always wondered what all the fuss was about. I mean, New Zealand is a long way to go—a 12-hour flight from Los Angeles to Auckland, then another couple-hour hop to the South Island—for brown trout. Yes, brown trout—which we have plenty of here in the States.
That said, I finally went, and all I’ve thought about since was going back. It’s a bucket-lister for the ages.
This should much explain why anglers make the haul.