Tongariro Roll Cast Pt 4 (Troubleshooting)

Tongariro Roll Cast Pt 4 (Troubleshooting)

All through last winter I have had countless people come up to me and express anything from curiosity to downright determination to learn the Tongariro Roll Cast.   On more than one occasion I have had a video camera pointed at me from behind bushes.   Such has been the interest that at the risk of a bit of self-delusion I strongly suspect most Tongariro anglers would love to master this elegant cast.    

Tongariro Roll Cast Pt 3 (Anchors)

Tongariro Roll Cast Pt 3 (Anchors)

As we have seen in the previous chapter on the D-Loop an adequate Anchor is a prerequisite for the formation of the D-Loop.   Both are defining components of all Spey Casts... 

Tongariro Roll Cast Pt 2 (The Importance of the D-loop)

Tongariro Roll Cast Pt 2 (The Importance of the D-loop)

This article would not have been possible without extensive reference to Dana Sturn’s important research work (speypages.com) on the dynamics of the D-Loop as used in Spey casting.   I am hugely indebted to Dana not only for his dedicated promotion of Spey casting but also for the generous help and inspiration he has so freely given to me.

The Tongariro Roll Cast - pt 1

The Tongariro Roll Cast - pt 1

After fishing New Zealand’s Tongariro River for well over thirty years I really thought I had seen it all.   The magnificent fish some of them of trophy size, the crowds and in particular the hilarious interludes as fisherman become near contortionists trying to dig out heavy nymphs from just about every part of their anatomy.   Yet nothing in this colourful history prepared me for my chance introduction of what I later came to call the Tongariro Roll Cast...   

A Typical Taranaki Day

A Typical Taranaki Day

Fine weather is key on the Taranaki Ring Plain Fisheries. When the stars align, and the fish are active, great fishing can be had.