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Nymphing Part Three
Sun 29th April, 2012


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A bit of a change of plan again with this weeks content because my surgeon unexpectedly ok'd some fly fishing. Of course there were a few strings attached and I had to promise to be a good boy and not do anything stupid. He was keen to point out my ticker would still be his property for a little longer and he didn't want his handi-work undone. The timing couldn't have been better with Turangi wearing its Autumn coat of many colors this is always a beautiful few weeks to be out and about on the Tongariro. As an added bonus there was the ongoing maintenance work being carried out by Genesis Ener ...
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Nymphing Part Two
Mon 16th April, 2012


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So we've established that trout are " drift feeders " positioning themselves where there are concentrations of the aquatic insects they live on. For most of the time this will be near the bottom of the river bed so all we have to do is chuck out a couple of weighted flies underneath an indicator then haul in the fish . . easy ... well, not quite. The name of the game is to present your artificial nymphs in such a way that a trout is fooled into thinking they are the real thing which in turn produces the confident takes we are after. This isn't quite as simple as it sounds because there are sev ...
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Nymphing Part One.
Tue 3rd April, 2012


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Within a few years of the completion of the Tongariro Power Developement Scheme in the 1970's nymphing and especially upstream nymphing became one of the most popular and productive methods used on the Tongariro. The last two years have seen a resurgence in the popularity of lures and wet-lines but the first choice for most anglers is still the yarn indicator, bomb and nymph. There's a good reason for this, most trout tucker is found within a foot of the bottom of the river bed. The larval and nymphal stages of caddis, mayfly and other aquatic insects that trout prey on spend most of their liv ...
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