Prime time

IT’S TIME! We’ve waited all winter for warm days and cold water. The flows in town are soooooo nice. 367cfs and blue/clear.
Bugs are a poppin! The menu is getting deeper…..Caddis are starting to flutter, Dobson flies too.
Flavalina are aflying. March Browns are the special right now. BWOs come off if we get a cloud.
The water is thick with fishers. Naturally spaced apart of course. Flogging is apparently in vogue as a Covid deterrent.
The fish are getting attention on all parts of the river. Be as sneaky as you can manage. Get that first drift in there for best results. Around here now, if they see or hear you coming it can feel like a ghost town. Limit rod movement, watch your shadow, no splashy casts! Mud your leader in open sun for best results fishing a dry.
I would expect more action nymphing though. March browns come off about 1:00 and return to the water at about 3:00pm for the spinner fall. Have fun………

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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2 Responses to Prime time

  1. Cedric Wong says:

    Met Big Fly Jim last week on the Truckee. Didn’t know him from Adam, nor he me. But we spoke fishing philosophy for 2 hours before I even wet a line. “One cast, one fish” is his mantra. Enjoyed the chat. This is a guy who is willing to teach, if you’re willing to learn….

  2. Always good to chat with a fisher of repute…..Nice to meet ya Cedric!

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