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Cicada time already?...well maybe.
Lively Legs available at Creel.

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Merry Christmas.
Sat 24th December, 2016


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Cicada time already?...well maybe.
Sun 11th December, 2016


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The weather is still all over the place. But there's a different vibe on the river this week as the Tongariro slowly switches to summer mode. You can already hear cicadas on many stretches of the river. And I reckon these are a few weeks early this year. So despite the weather being very unsummerlike the ground temperature and soil moisture content must be just right. It probably explains why the fish above smashed the indicator dry the other morning. I usually miss these unexpected dry fly takes because the combination of surprise and adrenaline make you strike too hard and too fast. But luck ...
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Lively Legs available at Creel.
Mon 5th December, 2016


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Up to now you couldn't get Lively Legs in New Zealand but here's some good news for all of you who emailed me because Creel Tackle is now stocking them. They have both the silicon rubber "blanks" and a selection of ready tied nymphs. The blanks themselves are available in olives, browns, black and more. And range in size from extra small to large. If you want to give them a try phone Grant or Steve on 07 3867929 or pop in the shop. Tight lines Mike ...
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