Chilly willy……

Night time temps creeping down to -8 near dawn. Flows have dropped to 220csf due to the temps. Kinda hard to melt snow when it’s this cold. We are in the quiet stage of the year….Bugs, are limited to midges mostly. The wait for Skwalla has begun! I know they are coming….they set the schedule….but I enjoy trying to get in sync.

Above, is a bug trap….from previous years. It’s my secret to knowing what the Skwalla are up to. I don’t wander around randomly turning over rocks. I’ve learned they appreciate a flat rock with some water flowing under it. These bugs “post-up” about two feet from shore, in about 6″ of water. So, I set them up with the appropriate shaped rock. I feel a bit like a good realtor helping out.This year so far, I have only found one nymph near shore. I just walk along my stream beat for the day, seeing if anybody is thinking about molting into the adult. This is how I stay in the know as a guide…..among other things. Give a holler if I can help you raise your game!


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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