Angling Abroad: The buzz over New Zealand

Updated: April 28, 2005, 1:32 AM ET
By Brett Pauly | ESPNOutdoors.com senior editor — June 7, 2002

MILFORD SOUND, New Zealand — The sandflies were thick — extremely so, miserably so, depressingly so.

Unlike mosquitoes, however, their bite is undetectable.

It's not until you retire for the day and examine your calves — exposed only minutes between the time the helicopter drops you off at river's edge and when your legs find refuge in waders — that the extent of the damage is realized.

The itching won't begin for another day, but you'll go to sleep seeing ...

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