At TRM we have developed finely tuned radar antennae to hear it before they inevitably begin to ask the same question: SWMBO (She Who Must Be Obeyed has morphed into the fishing guru as well as Manager at TRM) is repeatedly asked… “When is the best time to fish the Tongariro?” We have already covered that question numerous times. But the questions continue with Her latest:
“What gear do I need?”
She has to explain – that is an essential part of Her management job description… This ‘question & answer’ stuff is usually asked by many super-keen anglers with all the “right” gear – wisely invested in the latest most expensive brand named gear.
A typical list might include Simms/Orvis/Riverworks/Redington/Patagonia boots and camo chest waders, designer polaroids, designer shirts, multi pocketed vest dripping with cutters, spools of various weighted trace material, knives, lassoed by a landing net, collapsible wading staff, digital scales, measuring tape, multi use backpack, hat, camouflaged scarf, gloves, optimistic carrying handle, bulging pockets crammed with fly boxes and sun cream and insect repellent and line floatant and lead shot and multi-coloured indicators, silicone water-shed indicator, lunch, emergency rations, water, something stronger (optional?) etc..