Truckee – 1/16/12

Winter’s back….. not much snow to speak of, a few inches, but it’s a start.                          This should drop already chilly water temps. It’s been fluctuating between 38-42 deg. night, to day. For all the warmth it didn’t increase the hatches much.                                 Fish slower water, and use lighter weight. Several drifts through each seam gives them a chance to decide. I know I’d slow down, if I was that cold….                                                         Some rod icing problems in the mornings, then air temps warm enough to melt guides. Bring a wind breaker for sure! I recommend two socks for comfort, and bring you warm hat. If dressed appropriately, fishing is still fun, and the scenery is awesome.

Midges and BWOs are still bugs of choice. Even with good bug selection, and a good drift, it can still be slow compared to summer. 1-2 fish is a fulfilled day. The good news, is when you do hook up, they are feisty.  The warm summer flows prevent their true athletics.          Try to catch the windows between storms for best results. Enjoy!

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Full time fly fishing guide on the Truckee River and other California state waters. Smaller stream techniques as well as switch rod instruction. 40 years experience fly fishing. Catch and release only.
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