Use weighted nymphs such as Hare and Copper, Hare’s Ear, Pheasant Tail, Stonefly and Prince Nymph in small sizes around 14 to 16.
Adams, Kakahi Queen, Caddis, Humpy, Royal Wulff throughout the day. During summer try cicada and cricket patterns and in late summer, lace fly patterns.
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 r 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.
Spinners: In the upper reaches, cast small bladed spinners such as Veltic or Mepps upstream into the pools. If fishing for kahawai around the mouth use silver or gold Tobys.