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Red Hut Bridge Now Open.
A taste of things to come. { fishing the cicada }
Red Hut Bridge Closure
How often do you change the fly?

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Red Hut Bridge Now Open.
Sun 20th January, 2013


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Just in case you don't already know the Red Hut bridge has now re-opened. Restoring easy access in both directions to the T.R.B of the middle and upper river. Tight lines guys. Mike ...
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A taste of things to come. { fishing the cicada }
Thu 17th January, 2013


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Its been another good week on the Tongariro. With the Christmas break over for another year angler numbers have dropped right back again. At times the river seemed almost deserted and most of the anglers I met were from overseas. During the seven days I spoke with fisho's from California, Sweden, Italy, Oz and the U.K and as usual although first time visitors to New Zealand were finding it hard most of them had caught fish. The majority of these were kelts but with a a lot of the earlier spawners already well recovered they were providing excellent sport both on the nymph and if conditions all ...
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Red Hut Bridge Closure
Thu 10th January, 2013


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The Red Hut bridge has been closed until further notice. The Advocates for the Tongariro posted this message last night ; " The severe wind storm experienced in Turangi on Monday night caused structural damage to the Red Hut bridge causing the Department of Conservation to close the bridge. DOC hope that it can be repaired quickly within a week but it may take a fortnight. The Tongariro River Trail Loop is not able to be completed as a result." Trees have also been " downed " because of the high winds and anglers are being asked to report any that are affecting the access tracks to D.O.C on 07 ...
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How often do you change the fly?
Sun 6th January, 2013


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One of the questions you always get asked by anglers who have just started fly fishing is ”how often do you change the fly“? Too be honest there is no easy answer to this one because it depends on so many things and like other aspects of fly fishing it’s a decision that’s based on experience which has evolved into a sort of sixth sense. Until you give it some thought you don't even know how you know ... you just do. I don’t think any angler turns up at the rivers edge, glances at his watch and says to himself …”I’ll change the fly in ten minutes time“ … it doesn’t work th ...
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