After some half decent rain yesterday, the big yellow orb has appeared once again making it yet another stunning spring day on the central plateau with the possibility of a few showers passing through later on. The Tongariro Peaked at 29 m3/sec last night and has currently made its way back down to 26.6m3/sec this morning. Everything from small naturals to globugs seems to be on the menu over the last few days from the reports we have received from customers. for us in the shop small natural nymphs certainly seems to be the most productive. As per usual small olive woolly buggers have been doing the damage for those wet lining and trailing a small soft hackle behind the woolly bugger has been taking the liking of plenty of fish in these low flows.
Yesterday the crew hit one of the smaller Taupo tributaries looking for some sight fishing Oppurtunites, we were not disappointed with plenty of fish seen and obliging to take a small nymph suspended below a dry fly. It was great to get the 5 weights out and have a little taste of summer fishing...... even if we had to wear our rain jackets for most of it😅
The Rio Technical Trout was the perfect fly line for yesterday's fishing! It's 10ft front taper allowed for a delicate and accurate presentation while fishing to these spooky fish in the low flow while its extended belly and rear taper made roll casting a breeze in tight quarters. This is the perfect line for all summer fishing. From small dries to a decent weighted nymph and small indicator it does it all!
Tim and I are holding down the fort in the shop today while Neil and Theresa enjoy some time on the water. Tim is furiously tying up jig rigs in preparation for our summer lake fishing. For now, the river fishing is still on fire, and we have all the gear and advice to get you on the water and into the action 🔥🔥🔥