The Story of The Olive Rabbit
The Olive Rabbit, an all-time favourite to this area, is a fishing fly ideal for catching trout. It is also great as a hurling fly near the bottom of the lake or river over the weed beds as it looks like an inanga or whitebait. When wet, the rabbit fur absorbs the water and wriggles and jiggles as it is pulled through the river or lake. It has an olive rabbit strip as a wing bound together with flat gold tinsel, complete with epoxy eyes.
As we are set on the banks of the old Taupahi Fishing Village, it seemed apt to call our place a fitting name to the area.