Thanks to Dave Lehndorf for the photograph below, with the report that Dave and Athol caught 6 good rainbows on a size 8
Gray GhostThanks to Wayne Godkin for reporting a good rainbow hen with very small eggs landed Sunday morning in the Tongariro River Bridge Pool on size 8
Wayne's fish obviously was an example of a summer run rainbow.
superfly.co.nz has 457 patterns of trout flies tied on Kamasan, Mustad, and Tiemco hooks.
Tungsten Blackbead Z Wing green
Tungsten Copperbead Z Wing green
in size 14 and the
Z Wing Olive&Amber
in size 16 was added to sizes 12 and 14 on 14 November 2013, and thanks to fishing guide John Baker for that pattern, which John told me is "deadly" in local backcountry streams. John prefers size 12 of that unbeaded Z Wing.
Louie the Fish, currently in Hawaii, will fish in New Zealand this summer, and Louie offers hosting, described on
Louie's hosting offer.
report by Lee Hinkleman