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Learn to consistently catch trout in the Taupo rivers during the famous winter runs

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The 3 skills you need to learn


Understanding Trout Behaviour In Winter

Trout act differently in winter and that affects how we fly fish for them during this time. In this course, you will learn how the trout behave during winter and how you need to adjust proven techniques that you may already use, to catch trout consistently during winter.


Applying The Best Techniques For Winter Fly Fishing

You may already be an accomplished fly fisher or still a novice but if you have never fished in the Taupo region during winter you will find that techniques like nymphing, euro nymphing and swinging streams need to be adapted to the behaviour of the trout during the spawning runs in order to consistently catch them.


Finding The Best Spots To Fish

It's no use knowing how to catch the trout if you have no idea where to find them. The course covers the access and fishing spots on all four of the major rivers in the region: Tongariro River, Tauranga Taupo River, Hinemaiaia River and Waitahanui River. There are full river walkthroughs showing the access points as well as access maps and Google Maps pins.

Course Outline:

Course Introduction

  • Course Introduction (1:34)

  • Quick Overview of the Taupo Winter Fishery (1:26)

  • How The Fishery Works (5:27)

  • How Weather Influences The Spawning Runs (6:53)

Fly Fishing Methods Used in Winter
  • Indicator Nymphing (35:27)

  • Euro Nymphing (32:25)

  • Swinging Streamers - Trout Spey & Wetlining (21:14)

  • Stream Mouth Fishing (3:29)

How to Access and Fish the Main Rivers in Taupo
  • Tongariro River (55:23)

  • Tauranga-Taupo River (10:50)

  • Hinemaiaia River (10:17)

  • Waitahanui River (6:46)

Additional Info and Conclusion
  • Gear, Biosecurity, Accommodation and other info (12:16)

What You Get:


Over 3 hours of detailed video instruction covering everything you need to know to consistently catch trout during the winter runs.


Demonstrations of each of the main techniques as well as how to set up for winter and which flies work best.


Detailed walkthrough videos of all the access points on each of the four main rivers in the region along with downloadable PDFs with details and maps of access points, flow levels and even Google Maps pins.


Lifetime access with updates and additions to the course included.

Enroll now and get lifetime access to this online course for only $150

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