New Zealand: Cicada Songs

March 10, 2010 By: Marshall Cutchin


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“While the sound may get on the nerves of city dwellers, for trout anglers it is a sweet melody because they know that if they stalk the banks of the Tongariro River where it slows and spreads before losing itself in the blue depths of Lake Taupo they will see the long, yellow-brown shape of a brown trout lying by the grass.” Geoff Thomas writes about the emergence of the 17-year cicada and the bounty it creates for fly fishers in the New Zealand Herald.

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