–💨🎏 Good Morning from a windy turangi 💨🎏
It’s a windy day over the Central Plateau! Though it is mainly overcast, the odd bit of sunshine still comes through. The cicada’s deafening buzz can be heard so we expect to see more blown in the water for the trout to feed on, meaning today could be ideal for casting large cicada patterns.
Lake Taupo had a bit of chop this morning so expect the smaller surrounding lakes to be in similar condition.
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Since most folks have returned to work, we extend a big thank you to all of you who have come into the shop or visited our online shop! We really appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you all again!
Neil and Pat were up and at ’em at the crack of dawn!
It sounds like they’ve had a ball this morning, and they were on the river before most of us had rolled out of bed! Success was found using Category 3 Woomfah in black and a deer hair cicada. Pat sent us this photo of Neil with a stunning brown trout which fell for the black Woomfah!
This cicada may become a meal if it blows off this log!
A handful of cicadas with a dragonfly found along the Tauranga-Taupo river trail
Yesterday Connor, Andrew, Claudio and I caught up on the Tauranga-Taupo and had a wee wander up stream. Fish were hard on the bottom of pools either feeding on nymphs or not feeding at all, brown trout being the majority. There were fish throughout the lower section where the surface is glassy, and with the water being clear it made for some challenging fishing! A couple of fish took cicada patterns but most ate small nymphs. The wind wasn’t quite blowing from the desired direction, and we didn’t see a single cicada on the water but we certainly saw them along the track!
🌞🌡 Summer Must Haves🌞
Yeti Rambler 18oz Bottle Chug Cap
The Yeti Rambler is a must have for the Sporting Life Turangi Team, whether it’s to keep the coffees hot or the juice cold – it’s a sure winner! It’s built tough, does not leak, and fits easily into any backpack.
RIO Elite Technical Trout
Be ready for dry fly action this summer! The RIO Elite Technical Trout line is my favourite line for casting small dries, whether it be CDC lace moth flies on the Tongariro river or mayfly patterns on the Mataura river. This line presents flies accurately and gently on glassy surfaces and even to the most discerning trout, the fly becomes a meal.