Water time….

I’ve been getting out on the water a lot. Both teaching and fishing. Water time is my main teacher. Feeling the changes to the river on a daily basis is the key to getting good at this sport. I spend time “resting the water” before fishing. I watch how “the other guy” fishes. I do 20-30 minutes of seining the water for bugs. Spotting a fish, figuring the drift, and knowing what’s on the menu, sets me up for a “one drift fish”. Contrary to popular opinion…..this fly thing is not about luck! Don’t think two hundred drifts, think one good one instead. Right now the flows are coming down to a fishy level compared to the last couple weeks. Color is green and the flows near town are really pretty, but still up to the grass edges. You will need to bring some weight because locals have been buying a bunch. Raining lightly today so Baetis will be served….


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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