Let us take you on an Orvis-endorsed guided fly fishing and rafting tour of the Tongariro River

Rafting a great adventure for fly fishing enthusiasts, with plenty of opportunities to catch fish.

The ultimate Fly Fishing and Raft Adventure.

Chris Jolly Outdoors has given Fly Fishing another dimension the ultimate full-day Orvis endorsed guided Fly Fishing and Raft Adventure. Access pools unreachable by air or foot and glide across rushing waters to claim your Trophy Rainbow Trout. Our expert guides have a passion for teaching beginners and experienced anglers alike the skills needed to be successful on the water, whether your an amateur fly fisher or you’re a seasoned pro. All gear, waders, boots, rods, reels, and flies are provided, as well as lunch, snacks, and drinks. Just bring your sense of adventure!

There is some fly fishing experience necessary for this experience.

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Orvis endorsed Fly Fishing Guide With A Rainbow Trout In Taupo New Zealand

Experience the Tongariro river

An incredible adventure for fly-fishing enthusiasts to get into some hard-to-access pools on the river. An excellent combination of ‘fun & fishin’; rapid rafting, beautiful scenery and crystal clear water. Anglers with varying capabilities are welcome, as the upper Tongariro river provides opportunities for everybody. The waters we take you to are flexible for all fly-fishing methods, from wet-lining and nymphing to dry flying in the afternoon sun. Nymphing is the most preferred method and ensures many solid hook-ups from deep swirly pools that even the best Polaroids can’t penetrate. A large terrestrial dry fly with a small natural off the bottom would also be a great option in the summer with good numbers of cicadas and evening mayfly hatches.

A full-day Orvis endorsed guided Fly Fishing and Raft Adventure

Guided Fly Fishing and Rafting Tour on the Tongariro river

Come join us on the Tongariro river for a guided tour that will take you to some of the best spots for fly fishing as well as white water rafting. Our experienced guides will show you the best techniques for Fly Fishing and help you navigate the rapids on the Tongariro river. Enjoy breathtaking natural scenery as you move along the river. This is a fly fishing and rafting adventure you won’t want to miss!

The best fly fishing spots in Tongariro are just a raft trip away with Chris Jolly Outdoors!

We know all the best fly fishing spots on the Tongariro river

Looking for the best fly fishing spots on the Tongariro river? Look no further than Chris Jolly Outdoors! Our Orvis endorsed fly fishing guides will take you on an unforgettable expedition to catch some of the world’s best trout. The Tongariro River is home to rainbow and brown trout, and our pristine waters are virtually untouched and teeming with fish.

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What to Bring on Your Tongariro River Guided Fly Fishing Trip?

  • Thermal layers, preferably wool-based
  • Warm and dry change of clothes, you will get wet on the raft.
  • Swimming clothes (Summer months)
  • Sunscreen
  • Polarised sunglasses
  • Waterproof bag.

We will provide for your Raft and Fly Fishing Experience:

  • Full-Day adventure rafting and fly fishing near Lake Taupō New Zealand
  • Use of Orvis approved rods, reels, life jackets and helmets.
  • Pick up and drop off from your accommodation
  • Transport to the Fly Fishing Locations
  • Fishing Licences
  • Full day guiding includes lunch, snacks and refreshments (please advise in advance of dietary requirements)
  • All necessary flies, leaders and tackle.
  • Orvis endorsed guide provided

 Helpful tips and facts for your Fly Fishing and Rafting adventure:

  • Your guides are English speaking
  • There is no dangerous game in NZ
  • No poisonous insects or snakes or spiders (no snakes at all)
  • No dangerous fish or animals, no freshwater sharks.
  • Rivers are Fly Fishing only
  • You’ll always receive the best Kiwi Hospitality!
A full-day fly fishing and rafting adventure with Chris Jolly Outdoors.

The Tongariro River

The Tongariro River is home to premier fly fishing waters and therefore is regarded as one of the world’s finest trout fishing destinations. Rainbow and Brown Trout are thick in the Tongariro River waters and are known for their strength and great size. The challenge of trout fishing in this region is incredibly sought after by seasoned anglers, though the waters are varied enough for novice anglers as well. The Tongariro River is a major tributary of Lake Taupō and is New Zealand’s principal fishery, with thousands of trout spawning in its waters every year in wintertime.

"We have found the whole process with dealing with Chris Jolly Outdoors very professional with a good dose of Kiwi helpfulness"
A Fly Fishing Guide With Many Years Of Experience

Be Weather Wise On Your Tongariro River Fly Fishing Adventure

The weather on the Tongariro River varies from 2 to 22 degrees Celsius depending on the season. In the winter, it rarely snows at lake level, but the summer months can get quite humid, between 70-90%. So, when packing your bag, make sure to bring Thermal layers, preferably wool-based, polarized sunglasses, Sunscreen and a Warm and dry change of clothes. You will get wet on the raft, so swim clothes in the summer months are also a good idea. And finally, don’t forget your sense of adventure!

"The location was stunning and we found it a privilege to be able to be in that environment"
Guided Raft Fishing tour For Rainbow and Brown Trout In Tongariro river Taupo New Zealand

What type of Fly fishing can you do on the Tongariro River?

If you’re new to fly fishing, your Orvis-endorsed guide will work with you on the basics of wet lining, dry flying and nymphing. Wet lining is a great way to get started, and your guide will help you perfect your technique. Dry flying is a bit more advanced, but with some practice, you’ll be able to master it. Nymphing is a great way to fish for trout in the Tongariro river, and your guide will help you hone your skills.

Our experienced guides will make sure you have a great time!

40 Years of Fly Fishing Expertise in the Tongariro river.

Chris Jolly Outdoors has been taking fly fishing tours for 40 years, and we know the Tongariro river like the back of our hand. Rafting down this beautiful river, surrounded by native bush and wildlife, is an experience you’ll never forget. Our experienced guides will teach you everything you need to know about fly fishing, and we’ll make sure you have a great time doing it. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced angler, we can customise a Rafting Adventure to suit your needs.

An Orvis endorsed guide can help you have a successful fly fishing experience fishing for Brown And Rainbow Trout

About Our Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guides

Chris Jolly Outdoors is proud to be part of the Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guides network. Founded in 1856, Orvis is the world leader in the outdoor discovery, with a trusted worldwide network of lodges, outfitters, guides, and services. each guide in the Orvis network takes pride in being part of the 160-year heritage, building lasting relationships, and educating new travellers about the importance of conservation and respect for the wilderness which affords their adventure. Orvis-endorsed fly fishing guides are held to the highest standards of professionalism, conservation, and customer service. When you book a guided fly fishing adventure with Chris Jolly Outdoors, you can be sure that you’re in good hands. Our guides are passionate about fly fishing and sharing their knowledge with others.

At Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guides, we only use the best quality equipment to ensure a successful fishing day.

We only use the best quality equipment

Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guides are experienced professionals who can provide you with everything you need to have a successful day on the water. Orvis approved equipment is of the highest quality, and we’ll make sure that you have everything you need to be successful. Orvis approved equipment includes rods, reels, life jackets and helmets. We also provide all of the necessary flies, leaders and tackle.

Get the perfect fly fishing trip customized for you. Our experienced guides will make sure you have everything you need for a successful day on the water.

Tailor-made Trips for the Individual Angler

No matter what your fly fishing experience or needs are, we can tailor a trip to suit you. Whether you’re looking for a challenging fight on the Tongariro River or a relaxing day on a smaller stream, we can provide an adventure that’s perfect for you. Our experienced guides will make sure that you have everything you need to enjoy a successful day on the water.

Chris Jolly Outdoors is home to premier Orvis fly fishing guiding specialists who are ready and waiting to take you on this white water rafting adventure, So what are you waiting for? Book your trip today!

FAQ

Do I need a license to go fly fishing in New Zealand?

We supply all required Fishing Licenses on our guided trips. so you can spend more time on the water.

Why do we only use the best quality equipment at Chris Jolly Outdoors?

We want to make sure our clients have the best possible experience of fly fishing in New Zealand. That's why we only use the best quality equipment. We want you to have an unforgettable experience.

Can I bring my own equipment?

Yes, you are welcome to bring your own equipment. and anything you dont have we can supply

How much experience do I need to go fly fishing in Taupo?

You don't need any experience to go fly fishing with Chris Jolly Outdoors - our guides will teach you everything you need to know. Whether you’re an experienced fisherman looking to catch a trophy trout, or a beginner wanting to learn the basics of fly fishing we have an adventure for you.

What is the Tongariro River?

The Tongariro River is a beautiful, Class II-III river located in the North Island of New Zealand. The river offers great fly fishing for trout and has been rated one of the top 10 fly fishing destinations in the world. Rafting down the Tongariro is a great way to experience the beauty of this river and its surroundings.

What are the different types of trout in the Tongariro river?

The Tongariro River offers great fly fishing for Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout.

What is the maximum group size?

We can accommodate groups of all sizes, talk to us about the individual requirements we can tailor a trip to suit you. Whether you're looking for a challenging fight on the Tongariro River or a relaxing day on a smaller stream, we can provide an adventure that's perfect for you.

What kind of equipment do I need for fly fishing?

Our guiding rate includes all required gear such as Rods, reels, waders, boots, flies and leaders.   Summer: Rods 5-7 wt, 9 or 10 ft. Breathable waders or wet wading if the conditions are right. Rubber-soled boots, with plastic studs if necessary.   Winter: Rods 6-8 wt. 9-10 ft. Foul weather gear, such as a good, waterproof fishing jacket, wool layers, winter hat, and gloves.   Please note- No felt-soled boots!! Felt soles are banned in New Zealand.

Can I bring my own food and drink on the trip?

Yes, you are welcome to bring your own food and drink on the trip. our full day guiding rafting and flyfishing adventure includes lunch, snacks and refreshments (please advise in advance of dietary requirements)

Do you provide life jackets?

Yes, we provide life jackets for all participants on the trip. It is important to note that you are required to wear a life jacket at all times while on the river.

How long does the trip last?

It is a full day of adventure, be prepared for 8 hours or more

What is the best time of year to go fly fishing in the Tongariro River?

The Tongariro River is a popular fly fishing destination, and the best time of year to go depends on what type of trout you're hoping to catch. The brown trout is most active during the winter months, while the rainbow is more active during the summer. If you're looking for a challenging fight, then winter is the best time to go fly fishing on the Tongariro River. If you're looking for something more relaxing, then summer may be a better option. Fishing seasons: Lower reaches - 1 July to 30 June; Mid reaches - 1 December to 31 May; Upper reaches - 1 October to 30 June

Do I need a license to go fly fishing in the Tongariro River?

Yes, you do need a license to go fly fishing in the Tongariro River. Licenses are supplied on all of our guided trips

What can I expect on a guided fly fishing trip in the Tongariro River?

On a guided fly fishing trip in the Tongariro River, you can expect a full day of adventure on the raft and fishing! including 8 hours or more on the water. The river offers great fly fishing for trout and has been rated one of the top 10 fly fishing destinations in the world. Our experienced guides will make sure that you have everything you need to enjoy a successful day on the water.

Is it necessary to have polarized sunglasses when fly fishing in the Tongariro River?

Polarized sunglasses can be helpful when fly fishing in the Tongariro River, as they will help you to better see beneath the water's surface. This can be helpful when trying to spot trout and make accurate casts. we do recommend to bring them on your rafting adventure

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