I have just come back from the Hinemaiaia where I had a quick early morning flick, parking just above the bridge and walking up the true right. I was given a 6# Presentation, (Kilwell) to try out and this was the perfect stream to do it on. I used the 8# Presentation when I first started guiding but had a few problems with them and so graduated to the more robust, powerful Innovation. What I can tell you of the 6# is that it is a beautiful small stream rod that would suit the dry fly and small nymphs down to a tee. I would be happy for any of my clients to use one of these. Heaps of power, perfect presentation and they mend brilliantly. These are quite a cheap rod to pick up as well, I fully recommend them!
As you can see from this picture there are a few fresh run trout still going through. Since I was fishing quite low down and it was early, I stuck on a glo bug, picking up two of these in one hole. Great fun on the light gear!
With all the warm weather over the week the lake should be starting to heat up a little bit and the smelting should be coming on. As I explained on my home page this style of trout fishing can be fantastic fun on a hot day. I also believe that the Rips should start producing a few Browns from now on, I spooked a beauty in the Waitahanui the other day that looked fresh!!
We have rain forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday so watch the river level on the Tauranga Taupo, if it comes up it may push a late run through. If you are going into the top of this river watch the levels for a different reason, I believe it is a tricky river to get out of if it rises quickly!
Take care out there.