Sept…..the saddest month.

The river is getting down there. Flows at 79cfs in town. On track for zero flows in another week or so. The smoke was better this morning, not in the pm. Temps have moderated with this weather system coming through…think rain……As far as bugs, we are down to bare minimum. Hoppers are the bet, but in low flows it requires a stealthy approach and a perfect drift. Midges and a few Caddis around.They (the fish) are shopping hard now…’s been a long pressured summer for them by this point. They hate hooks. So, thinking like a wily fish helps this time of year. Make fewer drifts, no false casts, stay back a ways from your quarry, dress dark and stay low. Wish I had a buck for the number of times I’ve said that. Water temps still a little warm for evenings. Mornings are fine……Hope you are well.

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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