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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.

Winter fishing…..

Small bugs, and a slow drift……..

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Boom….a new year!

A whole new year is ahead!!!! 2022 is now available for booking some fishing fun. I am grateful for still being here after twenty years of getting clients on the water. I owe them for letting me spread the fly … Continue reading

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Snow update

I’ve been doing continuing education on the subject of snow, and thought I would share. The Inuit supposedly have 52 or so words for snow. I too have a lot of words for snow…..many are unprintable. This week was a … Continue reading

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Snow……

When it comes to the subject of the white stuff I have been doing my research…. As a lad, I remember being over-matched by a #12 scoop-shovel fully loaded. I’ve grown to be able to wield that full shovel….graduated to … Continue reading

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December…..Mid way.

The flows have remained level but low. I always say the fish don’t care about the amount of flow, only the consistency. It has been fishy, but required a high level of play. At this time, change is in the … Continue reading

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Nov….the last drop.

Not sure if I’m getting the jump on next month, or savoring the last day of this one. Mostly I wanted to share how hard it is to report….For thirty years I have been trying to give good info on … Continue reading

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November is nice…..

I’m enjoying the weather this month…..so warm. It was cold enough to do in the Grass Hoppers till next May. We have arrived at the Winter menu. BWOs and Midges are the mainstay till February when the Skwalla’s return. In … Continue reading

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November it is!!

The last storm blew most of the color away from the trees…..Starting to get that drab grayish color to the woods. Also known as winter time. The American Dippers are in fine form, feeding merrily on a river all their … Continue reading

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Oct….the last bit

We had some real weather…..About 6″ of rain, and then about 18″ of snow in town. Much of it has melted away in a couple days, and the river peaked about 1760cfs. But we are back to 500cfs (332cfs in … Continue reading

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More Oct…..

Rained all night, days are cloudy/fishy. Aim for those cloudy days for best results…Fish like the cover. Bright sun gives them the advantage. No snow on the ground or trees. A little muddy in places, don;t get stuck. Flows down … Continue reading

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