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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.

July……..

With the minimal snow pack this year, we are already looking like late summer. Water temps are hovering near my temp cutoff by the end of the day 64-65…….. Dawn temps are around 60-62. So if you fish, do so … Continue reading

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June!!!!

Since the bugs and fish and other critters don’t go by clocks or calendars, so neither do I…. Here goes…..The Spring melt is over, and the tribs are quiet. The river just dropped below 500cfs. It is flowing very clear, … Continue reading

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May!!!

The weather has warmed to the point where we are starting to seek shade around noon…..The bugs are coming along nicely. March Browns are starting to show. The Baetis like clouds and dusk mostly. The Green Drakes are showing in … Continue reading

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April!!!!

It is official…..Spring is here! The Birds have returned. I called it last week. Those Robins, they love Skwallas, almost as much as a hungry fish. Caddis have shown up too, and a few fish are eating the occasional BWO. … Continue reading

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March is here!!!

This may be my favorite month on the year fishing wise on the Truckee…. The water is 45 deg and slowly warming. The flows in town are at 338cfs. 300-400 is good for anglers of average wading and drifting skills. … Continue reading

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February…….

It is once again beautiful and fishy. The 3 foot of powder we received, has reduced to one foot of pack. Snow shoes are a good idea, but much can be done if you charge it……. The conditions are still … Continue reading

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Jan 2021!

We have very little snow on the ground, so I need you all to think snow. We still have another month or two for it to come, but if not, it may be a low flow season. Water experts are … Continue reading

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Dec

The month is half way gone, but fishing is still on! It has been very nice out in the fall sense…..I was waiting for more to post on. Now it’s winter! But the fishing continues. It’s chilly with some snow … Continue reading

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November fishing report…

A pleasant time of year up here. Most visitors have returned home till the resorts open. We got our first dusting of snow, which melted immediately due to warm ground and warmer days. Some snow still lurks in shady spots, … Continue reading

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October….

Have had a difficult time keeping up with my blog with the covid closing the coffee shop I normally haunt. Many clients to guide as well…….a few beginners, as well as a few gunfighter level fishers. It is the time … Continue reading

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