Tongariro River Flow: 25.2m3/sec
It's a bright sunny day here in Turangi with a nice gentle breeze flowing through. There are fewer anglers about on the rivers so it's the perfect time to fish in solitude or with those close to you.
Michael had a great day fishing side channels and pocket water with a dry/dropper rig. Mostly using a size 12 Dad's Favorite on top running a size 14 or 16 Category 3 Hare & Copper, in copper bead below it. When fishing turbulent sections, he used a Woomfah as the dry and fished with a slightly heavier nymph to reach the fish. We spotted fish which were feeding subsurface, so I suggested using a wee wet fly which worked a treat and was a fun catch for Michael.
Once again, the Hare & Copper takes the cake being the most productive fly in all scenarios fished yesterday.
The other day Claudio and I headed out to Lake Otamangakau and fished the afternoon. The weather was unsettled, it would rain for a few minutes before the sun would show up again and the process would repeat. It was so hot and humid we didn't know whether to keep the rain jackets on or off! Using an intermediate line stripping a team of small or large woolly buggers worked well, and Claudio had success retrieving unweighted damsel nymphs. The larger bows have yet to put on condition, but it was evident they are on the way! Not long until the damsels do their thing.
The highlight was seeing spoonbills resting on a patch of sand, they chose a good spot away from boats zooming to and fro unlike the black swans which were in the way 😅
One of my favourite products is back in store and online!
The Guideline waterproof fly box comes in three different designs suitable for streamers, dries and nymphs of all sizes.