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Heading down to Turangi, on Friday. How is the river fishing down there? Any advice for me??
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It should be fishing really well, although the condition of the fish is a real mixed bag. Some silver bullets, but a lot of spawned out fish as well.  Size 12-14 hare and copper, glister and pheasant tail droppers have been working great as well as flashbacks, white and green caddis. Wetlining can be productive first thing in the morning, but I usually nymph with a glo bug until it gets light. Don't hesitate to step into a run as soon as the guy ahead of you finishes, the fish are still there. Also, pay attention to the seams close to shore and the seams in the heavy water.  I rarely see guys fishing the heavy water, but there are plenty of good lies in some of the faster stuff.  Fish are throughout the entire river. Move around and cover as much water as possible.

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Yeah amen to all of the above. Was there last week and I found the lower river very crowded, although it did seem to produce fish early in the day and from 4.30 pm onwards at night (though not many for me).

We found small globugs did the trick, up until the sun had come over the willows then either green or white caddis and if they failed and you caould see the quarry then try plain old PT's, H&C's  and other Mayfly imitations.

I personally found the TT fished much better - right through the day, and was less crowded and all of the fish I got in the TT were fresh run bright silver fish.

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