The weather has been quite changable over the last few days but after a wee frost this morning it is looking to be a fantastic day to be here in Turangi, clear skys, light winds and not a lot of anglers. The Tongariro is flowing at 27cummecs and clear so it will pay to scale down fly size and tippet in the bright conditions, some might find the fishing a little slow when it is like this but there is always fish to be found by prospecting spots that you might not normally try. Finding new spots will help you winkle a few out when conditions change or someone has beaten you to that secret spot. We have been seeing heaps of egg patterns going out the door however some of the better Trout have been taking various small naturals, something with a bit of flash could be a winner. It’s always good get positive reports in from anglers, especially those who are new to flyfishing, most people are finding enough to keep the interest up.
Nic and Ian from Aussie have been getting some action swinging the spey gear while staying in Turangi, Nic experimented with different size flys and found that a larger intruder was the go, always be changing to something different to try and get their attention. Wetlining with olive or brown woolly buggers will fool a few but it was beaded flys that were doing well yesterday.
I was out for a fish on Sunday afternoon and had a good chat with Chester and Nikki who were enjoying a couple of days here in paradise. Chester had been in to the shop to pick up his new neoprene waders and take them for a burn. We are seeing more ladies getting out on the rivers to give the flyflishing a go and most do very well….maybe it’s a patiance thing. Nikki was throwing some great loops and picked up a nice silver Rainbow, it was great meeting you and I’m sure we’ll be seeing more of you out there.
There is rain predicted for early next week and with this we might see a few more fresh Rainbows make a run up the rivers. It would have been magic out on the lake today so I hope there was a few boaties who got out and took advantage of it, the next couple of days are looking very good also.
Someone has got back to their car with only the butt section of their rod?? We have the other two sections here in the shop if this might be you….it would have been a 3pc 9’6″ #8 and found on the track down to the Reid Pool.
The river looked in great order this morning.
Nikki getting it done on the Tongariro Sunday afternoon.
All the ladies like some bling.