NZ North Island trout fishing


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Posted by Louie the Fish! on 2018-01-11 12:26:37

Kiora Ya’ll!
I just got back home to Turangi , NZ, and have only had time to fly fish at nearby Lake Otamangakau twice for a few hours each time. I landed 7, including two brown about 7-8 pounds each. Most succes was by fishing shallow areas along weed edges using my # 14 red wire pheasantail nymph. Usually I use a straight leader of 8 lb flouro about 10 feet long, with one nymph, and a small white yarn indicator anywhere from 1 foot to 6 feet from the nymph, depending on depth so its suspended just above bottom.
Quite a few double digit trout have been caught this year in this amazing spot! All wild trout that fight like marlin!


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