Busier……

Guiding season has kicked into high gear.
Everybody suddenly needs to fish…….
This means less time to sleep, let alone posting on the blog……
Thanks for continuing to check-in.

We still have some water….
The flows are coming down every day, and warming too. Clear/green ranging from 63 am to 69 deg pm.
Get up early for best results.
A good drift is mandatory!
The fish are reaching their peak in reaction times….
They are like the old joke about seeing a fast gun draw….. want to see it again.
As soon as you see that you have a drift, get ready to set!
DOWN-STREAM sets are best!!!!!!
Then, let them run!!!
I have seen several biggies break-off due to anglers trying to hold them.
We never know if it’s going to be 8″ or 8lbs, the first, or last cast of the day.
Be mentally ready the whole time you are out.
Rehearse your set, figure out which way you can run before you cast….
If you only get one grab on a day, you need to make it count.

My mid-day bug seine isn’t producing anything hatching….
Which accounts for the lack of rising fish.
Midges are out very early.
Some Caddis are around early to mid-morning, then very late (sundown).
Male Hoppers, both bigger blues, and smaller yellows, are doing their noisy mating flights.
Combine that with an afternoon wind, and you have the afternoon special.
Try fishing them soggy.
Golden stones are still flying/laying eggs.
Many more little yellow sallies flying.
Getting fewer follows on streamers, probably due to increasing temps.
Got past the 4th of July, so there are places to stand and fish, without company.
Fish bubbles, fish deep, and have fun!!!!!!!

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About Bigflyguideservice

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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