Still hearing….

The sound is enough to freeze me in my tracks.
Sure people bird by ear, but who fishes by ear?
I do!
When big bugs are on the water (like Skwalla), it behooves one to listen, instead of blindly fishing.
It’s closer to hunting than fishing. Slower, sneakier, and very exciting.
Find one, decide on your approach, and float the fly to him very carefully.
We find that if it misses the fly on the first pass, he may try again on the next.
After that, I would move on. They are too smart to try and worry one into a strike.
The best part of this style, is the first rises I’ve seen in five months.
Got to love that.
The challenge: use light enough leader to fool them, and heavy enough to land them.
I suggest a 10 ft 5x, and a very light touch. 4x with mud is a better call.
Air temps are were near 60deg. H2o is 48+ and rising.
Today it’s snowing lightly, with patchy blue skies.
Skwalla may not happen today…chilly again.
Should be very nice weekend.
Good luck out there…..

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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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