High quality rainbows were landed from lower and middle Tongariro River water last week, and the two fish shown above were landed in less than 5 minutes of fishing.
One long hiking/fishing trip to the lower river resulted in no bites, and another long hike resulted in another rainbow lost in an underwater tree.
Riverbirches Lodge webcam
apparently has been displaying the same image, unrefreshed for weeks.
now has 480 patterns of trout flies tied on Kamasan, Mustad, and Tiemco hooks.
report by Lee Hinkleman