Thursday 11th October 2018

 

Fine and sunny start to the day here in Turangi today.  No wind or rain as of 8:45am.  The Tongariro is clear and fishable. 

It was a hard case day yesterday. I had one angler call into the shop in the morning and he had an issue.  He had impaled a nymph through his shorts in the back of his leg on the thigh. He asked "on a scale of seriousness how was it ?   I said "about 300 ".  I removed it quite easily for him and he said he didn't feel a thing. 

Later in the afternoon, a guy came into the shop with this fly impaled in his ear (Below).  The poor bugger admitted he did it about 8:00am in the morning and as he was so far up the river he didn't want to come back into town to get it out. We removed it for him rather easily. Imagine that thing hooked to your ear for the day while you are fishing.  You would want to keep swatting it thinking it was a rather large insect !!

I arrived in the shop this morning and started talking to Pete and he got a call about 8:30pm last night and was required to remove a hook from the finger of a German angler ..... 3 in one day !!!  ... it must have been really windy yesterday ;-)

 

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(Below) I had a young angler call into the shop yesterday and suggested he try the dry fly dropper combination.  It looks like he went out on the Tongariro and had a ball.  This is Finn from down Taihape way with a Tongariro River hen.

 

Finn is finally catching fish - thank's for the advice this morning!

 

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