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Which line?
Fri 23rd March, 2012


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Beginners new to the sport of fly-fishing face a mine-field of confusing choices. One of these is which fly-line to purchase. Nowadays it really only comes down to Double Taper or Weight Forward and most seem to choose the latter. Below is a very quick guide to help explain some of the pros and cons of both. The Double Taper line consists of one long belly with an identical taper at both ends and is generally considered a better option for spey and roll casting techniques. Some anglers find it a more pleasant line to handle and control especially when mending. If your fishing on a budget anot ...
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Why yarn ?
Sat 17th March, 2012


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Because of the reduced river flows after the completion of the Tongariro Power Development Scheme in the 1970’s all other techniques besides wet-lining were now viable options. Visiting American anglers probably introduced the indicator to New Zealand and at that time strike indicators could be made of virtually anything. Unfortunately some “anglers” interpreted the word indicator as meaning pieces of polystyrene foam the size of your fist or even bits of old jandal. Using these they were able to suspend large heavy flies and all sorts of other things and reach parts of the river that us ...
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Leader length.
Thu 1st March, 2012


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First of all a huge thank you to all of you who have emailed me inquiring how I am. Its been a tough couple of months for Gail and myself but I'm up and about and well on the mend. Unfortunately the "reports" will continue to be a little sporadic until I'm match fit and back on the river...you don't realize how much your going to miss something until its taken away from you. See you all soon. Mike There are a number of factors to consider when deciding leader length for nymphing. Firstly the estimated depth of the water you intend to fish. As a general rule most anglers will set the indicator ...
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