An essential Tongariro fishing accessory for all TRM anglers – I have already warned SWMBO…
This confirms the usually unrecognised or under-valued social standing and prestige of fly fishing on the Tongariro like never before…
The ultimate angling accessory? SWMBO is considering making it compulsory for all inmates.
The Bentley Bentayga Fly Fishing by Mulliner.
The basic no frills vehicle is the standard off the shelf Bentley Bentayga, which has just gone on sale in New Zealand priced from $398,000. The special exclusive TRM model is the Bentayga Fly Fishing by Mulliner (aka SWMBO), which is fitted with all the equipment necessary for a successful day on the river.
If you are not successful TRM always have their own ‘extras’ like a few emergency trophy trout in the freezer. We have to protect and maintain our reputation. Bentley owning TRM inmates will also receive their own exclusive Corporate Box at local footy – see right.
Other exclusive freebies include guiding by TRM’s guide to everything on the Central Plateau – Hannah – see below right… and a free lucky hat!
The accessory kit slips into a rear of the Bentley, and can be removed. (Another special offer in July only – TRM can store your ‘cross stitched’ fishing kit between visits free of charge.)
Four fishing rods are stored in special tubes trimmed in leather with linen cross-stitching and located on the underside of the parcel shelf. A pair of landing nets in matching leather bags are stored in a bespoke, carpet-trimmed hard pocket built into the side of the boot.
At the heart of it all are three individual, leather-trimmed units: a master tackle station; a refreshment case; and a waterproof wader-stowage trunk.
The master tackle station and refreshment case sit on a sliding tray that allows for easy access. Inside the master tackle unit is a special burr walnut-veneered drawer containing a fly-tying vice and tools, as well as a selection of cotton, hooks and feathers. Beneath this are four aluminium reel cases trimmed in leather with linen cross-stitching.
The interior of the refreshment case is trimmed in linen leather, and contains up to three metal flasks and a set of Mulliner fine-china tableware, as well as a separate food storage compartment. With a quilted leather finish on top, it can also be removed entirely and used as additional seating.
Waders and boots are conveniently stowed in a hand-crafted leather-wrapped wood trunk, lined with hard-wearing neoprene material to keep the items in a waterproof environment after use.
Of course, all three units can be removed from the Bentayga’s boot into storage at TRM’s cross stitched burr walnut and manuka security locker, guarded by Pumpkin, whenever maximum luggage space is required until you return again.
Waterproof boot-floor and rear-sill-protection covers are discreetly integrated into the rear of the Bentayga Fly Fishing by Mulliner, as is an electronic dehumidifier unit to ensure the area remains fresh and dry.
Mulliner director Geoff Dowding describes the vehicle as the ultimate angling accessory.
TRM inmates will be relieved to know: “Fly fishing is a sport that requires a variety of equipment and clothing, so it was essential to package the rods, reels, waders, boots and fly-tying station into the car in a luxurious, accessible and elegant way – and the end result is truly extraordinary.”
OK – We know it hasn’t got a bike rack but you can’t have everything… SWMBO just thought you should know…