Sun and snow…..

Reports are good for about an hour this time of year….It might snow, it might not. Got close to an inch of snow dust last night, by noon it’s almost gone. Weather is going to be unstable till later this week. Bring a coat. A warm layer underneath your wader is a good idea. I still get people who think a pair of jeans is enough insulation when the water is 43 deg. Buy some fleece so you can still feel your feet after 20 min of fishing. The good news is fish can live in cold water……..the bad news is we have to grind a bit for them right now. Small bugs are the tip right now. March Browns steady but not profuse. BWOs are happening with almost every cloud. Flows are still a little high for risers, but it’s coming down quickly. 609cfs now, the river was 1000cfs a couple days ago. We just keep fishing……but you will need to bring some serious split shot with you. I use multiple ABs or AAAs in these flows. Folks that use a couple of BBs are going to be ineffective. I have lost count of the number of times on the Truckee, I added one more shot and caught a fish……..A while back, I had a client who worked up through one shot, to two, and then three shot on his 5wt “White Lable” rod. At three shot he could no longer do any casts other than a water-load. Then I handed him my 6wt switch. He exclaimed “This is easy!” I sell more rods that way………Better drifts, more range, more payload, and a longer leader. What’s not to like? Unless, you are a universal fisher, with only one trick in your kit. You’d be surprised how many people argue against change. You can lead a fisher to water, but can’t make them think. Ha. Let me know if you are ready for CHANGE!!!!!! I’m here to help.

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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1 Response to Sun and snow…..

  1. Kathryn says:

    You crack me up! Love hearing the updates. Hope you are good…

    Sent from my iPad


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