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Tongariro Caddis
Apr 16th, 2015 at 12:41am
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Can anyone recomend a good Caddis dryfly for the evening rise on the Tongariro?
  
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Re: Tongariro Caddis
Reply #1 - Apr 17th, 2015 at 12:12am
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Balloon head would be good.
use in rougher water too.

  

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Re: Tongariro Caddis
Reply #2 - Apr 17th, 2015 at 2:48am
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Please tell me you know what THAT is  Wink

Sorry mate, not giving you a hard time. Smiley

Your name is Mayflyemerger.  And I meet so few (none on the tongariro) that know about fishing emergers and wee wets...

two weeks ago, after putting back three fish in 20 mins, two angers walked past saying there were no fish biting.
I said there were, have you you got emergers?
Oh yeah, we've got nymhs  (and  glo bug I saw), and then they went home.
Grin
Classic!

  

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Reply #3 - Apr 19th, 2015 at 8:05am
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I do but I cannot find foam small enough to include n a #14 pattern which seems to be the given size. I have been using an Elk Hair Caddis, but it is still hit and miss... or is it me??
  
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Re: Tongariro Caddis
Reply #4 - Apr 20th, 2015 at 3:27am
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Rod and reel in Newmarket have nice thin sheets of foam, although if you want to tie a 14, why not just do a generic CDC emerger pattern ant tie in some yellow floss or a yellow yarn post at head?
size 12 would be an OK  size for the Tong?

I use CDC emergers with an orange post.  sensational.
  

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Re: Tongariro Caddis
Reply #5 - Apr 21st, 2015 at 12:08am
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Nomads wrote on Apr 20th, 2015 at 3:27am:
Rod and reel in Newmarket have nice thin sheets of foam, although if you want to tie a 14, why not just do a generic CDC emerger pattern ant tie in some yellow floss or a yellow yarn post at head?
size 12 would be an OK  size for the Tong?

I use CDC emergers with an orange post.  sensational.

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Re: Tongariro Caddis
Reply #6 - Apr 21st, 2015 at 4:20am
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I agree.
thats why I tie in an orange post.
The cdc is most effective, I tie that indicator yarn behind the head, so small you can't really see it at 30ft, but the trout can.

get hold of dome cdc.  its magic
  

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Re: Tongariro Caddis
Reply #7 - Apr 22nd, 2015 at 7:09am
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get a sporting caddis
  
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Re: Tongariro Caddis
Reply #8 - Apr 22nd, 2015 at 8:12am
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was it something I said?
  

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