The pause……..

In the Fall, there is often a pause before we hit Winter. We are there now. Warm temps, but not too warm. Nights are cooler. but not to freezing yet. Below Hirschdale the water is fish-able at 424cfs and tan colored (525@Farad). I don’t post as often when things are not changing rapidly. I just report what I see, and have no interest in pumping it up like a shop might. There is a nice window in the morning with a few risers. Had a beginner caster out a couple days ago who’s casts were still on the short side. I find a bit longer cast and drift helps. Crowd the fish and they seem to disappear. Move like a ninja and stay back a ways….and make the fewest drifts possible. I make myself take breaks between casts…less is more folks. If I put a fish down with my casts, I will just confirm their suspicions by making a bunch more. Slow down, think hunting more than fishing…..

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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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