I have had a great time over the last couple weeks getting settled into the Turangi lifestyle (work, fish, sleep, repeat). with daylight savings kicking in we have had plenty of opportunity to sneak away after work and make the most of the great fishing at the moment. Yesterday I took the Trusty Sage G5 11''3 #4 two hander out for a cast and had great results. There are good numbers of fish spread right throughout the system. Yesterday saw a bunch of coloured jacks that are starting to recover from spawning and put on condition for the summer with a few fresh chrome fish mixed in. These fish responded extremely well to a small olive wet fly with some very aggressive takes.
Theresa has been a busy bee spending plenty of time out on the river sniffing out some quality fish with small natural nymphs, Theresa made note of the importance of reducing indicator size. As the water clears and drops into spring/summer flows the fish become extremely sensitive to larger indicators. the NZ Strike Indicator system is a must have coming into this time of year, with its smaller profile and ability to quickly adjust depth it can turn your day around. With the warmer weather the caddis and mayfly nymphs are beginning to get more active, and the fish are often feeding on them higher in the water column. Often shortening the length between your indicator and flies is key to getting your rig in the strike zone. Finn, Ashton, Carl and Guy all displaying the results of fishing small indicators and fishing there nymphs higher in the water column.
As the days get longer and warmer the fish will only get hungrier, and the evening rise is only just around the corner. look forward to seeing you in the shop and on the river.