The warm weather has finally reached us here in Turangi and with it comes an increase in insect life. Connor, Andrew Jack and I headed down to the river yesterday for an afternoon session and were rewarded with a handful of hungry rainbows. Connor and Andrew kicked things off quickly nabbing a couple fish on small nymphs suspended under dry flies. As the evening wore on the surface activity increased with the fish starting to smash the first of the hatching caddis. I decided to steal Connors Redington trout spey set and fished some wee wets in the surface film which took the liking of a few more feisty rainbows. As the sun set the fish really keyed in on caddis hatch and skating the 'Sporting Caddis' was the ticket. It's a great time of year to try a range of different techniques and broaden your fly fishing arsenal. Reports from Lake Taupo have been promising with Harling still being very productive. We've topped up on a few crowd favorites in our Tassie Devil and Toby Lure range so be sure to get in quick if you need to stock up for summer.
Hopefully if this weather continues the large brown trout won't be too far away from making their way up the river giving anglers the opportunity to catch the fish of a lifetime but for now the rainbows are certainly providing plenty of entertainment so get out there and make the most of it!