Hey team Manic, here are a few photos I thought you may be interested in. Not as impressive as what’s coming out of the south island at the moment but still not bad! Lars Sylta from Norway had a great few days with me after the recent fresh and hooked about adult 20 fish and landed over half of them.
Manic flies of the day were size 14 brown Antomays and size 16 and 14 black and brown Two Bit Hookers, sometimes with a size 10 Kyle's Stonefly to get them down deep. Trout were also interested in the standard size 14 Parachute Adams. The Primal Raw 6wt and Airflo Apex 6wt are going well on both the Tongariro and the small to medium sized streams of the Taranaki region. I match these with a Lamson Liquid 3.5 set and spools loaded with the aggressive Airflo Superflo TRC for the Tongariro and Superflo Dash 6wt for the Taranaki streams.