Local Taupo fly fishing had a few fish go through the system this week with the Tongariro river once again the pick of the bunch with some very good Browns caught early on in the week. Wetlining the big pools just as the water starts to clear has been the key for some better quality fish. We caught some nice Rainbows on the Switch rods fishing with 12 foot Di10 Tips and some very big Conies. Moving on to the lower reaches we French lined the riffles and had a succession of Rainbows in quite a short time to Green Caddis nymphs on14#s.
On to a smaller local river on the way home to find that most of the fresh fish had moved upstream much faster than anticipated so home for tea. The previous day on a local lake we found it flat calm and testing conditions. We chased a ripple over the other side mid morning and got into some fantastic trout action including a monster Brown for that particular lake.
Winter runs are still not arriving in full force yet, we still need a serious barometer drop to get them running.
A goodbye to a local visitor and friend Jeremy Norris, Jeremy lives the life we all dream of!! Take a look at some of the pictures of the home you all dream of.
He is a dedicated Trout Bum extraordinare. He has parked his mortgag- free mobile home at the Waitahanui Picket Fence for over two months now in the hunt for trophy Spawners.
He is now getting ready to leave for home in the UK until his next adventure any where in the world his fancy takes him !!! Jeremy has written two books now about his adventures world wide and is an excellent artist - you can see his work at www.fishartist.com.
We will be doing some very exciting fly fishing tutorials and product reviews over the next few weeks so keep a look out and also check out our latest video clip on our New Zealand Flyfishing Youtube Channel.
Tight Lines Gary