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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.

Officially Spring!

With the higher flows the Browns are out and around…….and it’s a good time for the me to fish! For those not into early season fishing….I have to wonder why? The fish will be on high alert this Summer when … Continue reading

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Feisty cut bow with serious spots! A Flint fish….. Wild is best!!! Between the wet snowfall, and the rain, and runoff, the river is up. Weather swings from beautiful and warm to chilly and early spring. 3-30-17 We have weather! … Continue reading

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Springish….

One of my favorite things as a mountain dweller, is watching snow melt!                              It’s slightly more action filled than watching paint dry, but more satisfying……because we … Continue reading

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Winter Love….

My question is why not go fish?  Aim for the Bluebird days in between the weather for fishiest windows……..But it’s so nice out, whether you catch or not, it’s wortha trip….

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Season to season…..

There are those who consider fishing in the Summer the only rational time to go out…….    It is actually better in Winter…..not much crowding…..and the fish have let their hair down….so to speak. There are some hazards….I fell this week, … Continue reading

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Winter fun!!!

The fish are in there!!!!  This Bow got Stephen going on a 4wt Sage ESN.                            Truly a fine time to fish……..

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Fishing with friends….

Kara says hi to another Christmas day Bow…..Adam sacrificed his hands… Air temp 25, water temp, 35……

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Happier holidays..What a difference a day makes….

5 inches of fresh….

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Happy holidays…

We have a weather window, sun peeking through, and a fine snow falling… The river is back in her banks, and clearing nicely. It’s very easy to get around on the shore, not really needing to wade, nor is it … Continue reading

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It was winter a minute ago….

It’s big water time…… The warm rain has been attacking the snow pack….. The river is rising towards 2000cfs. http://waterdata.usgs.gov/ca/nwis/uv/?site_no=10344505&PARAmeter_cd=00065,00060 It’s time for fishing the edges….. The fish avoid current increases by finding soft water. You should as well……. Use … Continue reading

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