We are into a warm stretch……day time temps are enough to make the trees shed their natural flocking.
We have about 10″ of snow in town, but it will melt fast in these conditions.

Yesterday we walked on a hard surface crust, and found going easy.
I went out without a coat for my afternoon fishing session. A fish buddy took a walk with me to hunt risers. We both hooked up after a few tries…nice colorful Bows.
We don’t blind drift, but wait for our quarry to show a nose. THEN we play a little baseball….you get three drifts, then it’s my turn…..You can hook them on dries, nymphs, and streamers….not sure what else you want? Midges are a mainstay of the bug menu right now, with a BWO hatch mid morning, and then a spinner fall after lunch.
There were a mix of sizes….a larger sz16 BWO,,,down to sz20.
We saw two very large splashy rises, that may mean Skwallas are starting to emerge. I will let you know………
Flows are very nice,200+cfs in town, 340cfs in the canyon. clear and 38deg, and you can hook almost at will if you have the chops…..if not, give me a shout.
I’d love to acquaint you with our locals. Parking is an issue…no seasonal parking on the street, be very careful when parking off road.

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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