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    ok cool i love a good information overload to start the day. ill be fishing rivers like the Waitaki and the back country rivers up around Oahu, Hopkins, ahuriri and occasionally the canals. i need to do some shopping and buy one of everything mentioned and see how they all work. at the moment I haven't got any specific rig setup.....is there one i should be doing? i have just been tying a nymph thing that looks like a ball of hair the dude at the shop sold me with the rod and throwing it out into the river and floating through the holes.

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    What you use is dependent on what the fish are feeding on, and the type of water. I am not being cryptic.
    Most of a trouts diet is made up of Nymphs. As soon as you get to the river look under stones in the shallows.
    Deleatidium is very common, free living caddis also. What is under the rocks is what needs to be imitated
    Match the size of your nymph to the size of the natural - in most cases this means sz 16.
    At this time of year trout can be feeding on Cicadas, they will also take a larger terrestrial like a Black Knat or Cochy Bondu as a prospecting dry fly.
    There was a good thread on indicators here. If none of my other suggestions are considered, please at least do this: get a Maxima Chameleon tapered leader and some Dragon Tippet
    'Bother' said Pooh, as he chambered another round ... Wong Far King Way

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    What a bunch of traditionalists! I thought it would all be globugs and boobies these days

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    Read thread wrong. My favourite film is Alien. The first one. First few minutes always gives me goosebumps.
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