Lucas Allen – The Nui
I fished the upper pools quickly on Saturday morning with Dad. The river was very clear and had a fair number of Trout spawning. We found the going a little tough given the timeframe and conditions. This section of river is in great shape and with the current weather blasting the country will now be on fire for the next few days at least. I know where I’d rather be than working all week!
For those of you planning on hitting it we did well on small size 12 tangerine glowies with red dots. Small tungsten H/C or Caddis were also used with a .4 splitshot where needed. Also trialled a new fly but lost it to a snag before doing any damage! I’ll try adding a quick tying list later in the week for anyone wanting to make a prototype and give it a whirl.
Speaking of flies I’ll be making a few in the coming week. If anything of note turns out you’ll soon hear from me. Happy fishing, stay warm and drive safe.
This entry was posted on August 16, 2011 by Alex Broad. It was filed under Fly Tying, Trip Reports and was tagged with Back country, Big Trout, boots, Fishing, Fly, Fly Fishing, Fly fishing gear, Fly Fishing New Zealand, Fly tying, New Zealand, New Zealand Fly Fishing, Nymph, Rainbow, Rainbow Trout, River, Riverworks, Riverworks Lifestyle, Tongariro, Trout, Turangi, vests, waders.