Dry flies: Adams, Kakahi Queen, Caddis, Humpy, Royal Wulff throughout the day. During summer try cicada and cricket patterns and in late summer, lace fly patterns.
Nymphs: Use weighted nymphs such as Hare and Copper, Hare’s Ear, Pheasant Tail, Stonefly and Prince Nymphs.
Wet flies: In the upper reaches: Use soft hackle or palmered flies such as Bibio, Zulu or Palmer Red and winged emerger patterns such as Invicta, March Brown or Greenwell's Glory.
At the mouth when the kahawai are running try smelt patterns such as Grey Ghost, rabbit patterns, Parsons' Glory, Ginger Mick and Jack Spratt during the day and dark patterns such as Fuzzy Wuzzy or Black Marabou during the evening or night.
In the upper reaches: Cast using small bladed spinners such as Veltic or Mepps and cast them upstream into the pools.
Around the mouth: If fishing for kahawai, use silver or gold Tobys.