November it is!!

The last storm blew most of the color away from the trees…..Starting to get that drab grayish color to the woods. Also known as winter time. The American Dippers are in fine form, feeding merrily on a river all their own. Mostly the other birds have left for the season. The Brewer’s Blackbirds are the last to leave….they waited till the first snow fell. The squirrels have settled in to their nests, having spent the last couple weeks running to store enough food for winter. Deer are down from the high country, Bear too……. Flows are down a bit from last week. 240cfs in town, and clear green. Fishy! The water temps are in the 40s. This means happy fish and two pairs of socks for comfort. I have been fishing a bit, changing styles, High sticking the bubbles, bobbering the deep, and throwing a dry with my new favorite rod….Reddinton STRIKE 11ft 4 wt. Euro rod. Have been sharing this rod with oldsters who have fished a short stick all their lives. The longer your reach over the water, the better the drift. Surgical baby. The menu has diminished to the seasonal norm. BWO’s and Midges……The fishing pressure has diminished, to just the serious folks. I have been suggesting for a decade or so, that winter is a great time to go fish the Truckee river……Summer is the time for tourists and high temps, low water and persecuted fish. Let me know if you’d like a guide to share some secrets!

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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