Spring time

My fishing buddy C, has been teaching the fish some lessons. Dry fly (March brown sz16) on the switch rod waaaaay over there.
The last few years I have been fishing/teaching far with the big stick for fun.
Takes some practice to make a fine presentation to fish in the next county. Terribly sneaky………
When I say don’t fish like the other guy, I mean fishing with the standard 9′ 5wt, among other things.
The fish do know what we are up to so approaching things differently helps……….
We had a spike of 700cfs last night due to rain and snow. The water temp dropped from 51deg. to 45. From near 400 to 1100 in a few hours. Color is still pretty good. Fish are not crazy about dramatic jumps in flow or temps, so maybe let the river stabilize before you attack..2-3 inches of snow will melt fast and contribute to rising flows.
That will stir up some food for the finny guys. It will force them to the edges and within reach of folks with a short stick for a few days. We are in the middle of the March Browns right now, with a side of BWOs if gray skies are happening.
Flying Carpenter Ants are on hold until it warms again.
The Green Drakes are starting to move about in preparation for their emergence. Crays were starting to appear, but also are on hold till the temps come back up, they like it above 50 deg. There has been lots of fishing pressure, so the fish are getting tough early this year. Bring your A game. If you should want to develop your A game, let me know, because that is what I enjoy most! Helping create the angler that you want to be…….scary good.

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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