Merry Christmas To All Taupofishing Readers

Shane French /

December 25, 2007

Hey all,

I have been growled at by Dad and a few others for not updating my page, very sorry.

I shot into the Waitahanui yesterday afternoon. there are a few very good Browns holding in the lower pools. Take your time walking up stream and watch the water along the banks. Use long leaders so you don’t line the fish and make sure you are getting down to them. I have had good success just recently with three flies. use a size 12 for the dropper then a size 14 and for the point fly a size 16 unweighted flash back. More than often the flash back gets nailed. As I have said take your time through the water.

The rips are all firing at the moment as well. I have a white booby in the shop with a little something extra to help it that is slaying them. Sorry Paul!!!! The other killer out there at the moment is the humble Green Woolly Bugger. Try this on an intermediate line.

Out on the lake Gold bodied Ginger Micks are still slaying them as are Green orbits. For hard ware the baby brown is doing the trick out the front of the lodge.

We have a little rain falling at the moment with all the Taupo rivers in excellent condition. There are a few good fish roaming around and plenty of spent ones to make that indicator pop under.

To all readers, thank you for the support over the past 10 months, it has been a pleasure giving you these reports and I hope to carry on for many years to come. have a safe and festive season and tight lines for ever.

Regards Shane, (who is about to get happy)