It is fair howling with wind through Turangi this morning.
The Tongariro is still holding a tinge of colour.
I had a play at lunch time yesterday on the Single Hand Spey Setup. Using my 9ft, 6 weight rod that I would use day to day for nymphing or wetlining and combined it with and OPST 225gr head, 35lb Lazar Line for running line behind the head and and OPST 12 ft Bucket Tip at a sink rate of 5 to 6 inches per second. I ran about 5 foot of tippet from the tip to an unweighted black Woolly Bugger. It is a very easy system to get distance with a good Spey Cast very easily and something you should ad to your arsenal.
I managed to drop every fish I made contact with yesterday but there were plenty of hits on the fly and with a little bit of a tweak to my technique I should have that remedied today. Most of the hits were about 3/4 of the way through the swing and i made my approach of cast, swing and then move down if there was no action. I like to move through a pool fast, with consistent casts knowing that my fly is getting a chance to swing through and search every bit of water in my fishing zone.
If the winds ease today I should have the big Boss Man Graham out on the water to give him a run down on Spey Fishing but somehow I think the winds are not going to play ball.
All the boys are in the shop today so pop in and say g’day and get yourself geared up.
See you at Sporting Life Fishing Outfitters – Turangi