The window…

As predicted flows leveling on the T at 460cfs+ …….Get it.

Tomorrow is looking like an optimal day to fish. The flow is leveling/clearing around 460cfs near town. There is a sunny day predicted. Game on! It is now full winter conditions. You will need snow shoes to get to the water. You could posthole to the water, but if you get sweaty there will be a chilly penalty. And several layers of warm clothes and a wind jacket. I add a pair of fingerless gloves to keep fingers warm enough for knots. Wading is do-able if you understand the penalty for swimming this time of year. Bring dry backup clothes in case. I started fishing winters back when they changed the regs on the Truckee to year-round 13yrs? I found fish will eat dries and nymphs, as well as eat something on the swing. It’s a limited menu, with only BWOs and midges until the Skwalla’s arrive. Practical advise is to fish with only two rod lengths of line from the rod tip. That allows you to fish without your guides icing up. Bingo! Suddenly fishing winter is fun…. Parking is the main issue. Be inventive, but careful…. don’t get stuck. As always, bring a shovel and a tow strap. A fresh 2023 CA. fishing license is a good call to make the warden happy. I’ve seen them patrol New Year’s day looking for the unwary. Be careful, have fun! Fish now….


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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