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When all else fails.
Wed 26th March, 2014


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We all have patterns in our box that we dig out when the going gets tough. Flies that we feel a little more confident using because they've got us out of trouble in the past. One of my favorite go to patterns are epoxy nymphs. I was fishing a spot the other day that had been particularly kind to me for about six weeks but this time none of the usual offerings were working. I'd been up and down the stretch a couple of times and normally would have moved on ... but ... as we know fishing is a funny ole game. None of us will ever be around long enough to learn all there is to learn about it. But ...
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The wind and the willows.
Fri 7th March, 2014


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With autumn officially upon us, right on cue the weekend weather changed and temperatures dived overnight. I was on the river early Saturday and Sunday and there was a real nip in the air until the sun rose above the trees and warmed things up a bit. On parts of the river the foliage looks as if its already taking on its autumn colors but despite the drop in temperature its still a little too soon for that. In fact its a result of the spraying program as the willow clearance and flood management work continues on the Tongariro. It must be pretty powerful weed-killer because I was actually fish ...
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