Wednesday 7th of September 2022

Wednesday 7th of September 2022

Tongariro River Flow: 32.2 m3/sec
Weather: mostly cloudy 7°C


I had a day off yesterday so met up with Shop Dad Neil, Anne and Mickey on the Tauranga-Taupo. It was bitterly cold, but the company, fishing and scenery was well worth the chilblains! 

I mostly played net girl for Anne who was peeling fish from the deep runs. The fishing was slow first thing in the morning but found that adjusting the indicator was key, casting upstream and stripping (without causing indicator to sink) maintaining good contact with the nymphs and striking when the indicator twitched as fish were gently taking nymphs. Once the sun was fully up the fish were super active and aggressively hitting large streamers on the strip. Heavy caddis nymphs, glo-bugs and wooly buggers working well. 

Shop Dad and a Nice Spring Chromer

With the colder months behind us it's time to make room for the Spring/Summer Fly Fishing essentials.
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