Fine and sunny start to the day here in Turangi today. The wind was screaming hard at first light this morning but has abated slightly as of 9:00am. The Tongariro is highly fishable flowing at about 33 cumecs.
I thought the house was going to blow off the foundations this morning. We have had some cruddy weather this Spring. Hopefully the weather will settle a bit before Christmas and the New Year.
Quite a few anglers hit the shop first thing this morning keen to head out on the river. The last week or so has seen us frantically getting stock into the shop ready for the Christmas and New Year period. Don’t forget that if you can’t make it to the shop here in Turangi we can still send out things to you …. also we are SLOWLY getting our online store up and running. So if you need some supplies either contact us by phone (07) 386 8996, email firstname.lastname@example.org or head to the Sporting Life Turangi Online Shop .
On heading out of the house this morning, I went to flip the lid over to shut the top on my letter box that had blown open and spotted a rather large Mayfly inside the letter box …. I find these things in some strange places !! The picture below is a rather large Mayfly. Pete thinks it is a Coloboriscus Spinner. The body on it would have been about 1.5-2cm long. I just love the detail of these insects. As a fly fisherman you should know more about the insect life that the trout feed on and be able to distinguish the different types of insects. Don’t just rely on the “glo bug” as the one and only fly that you use.
Also if you are tying flies, try and tie something that actually resembles the insect life that the trout feed on …… my experience has been that it doesn’t exactly have to look just like the real thing but a close representation helps.