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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.

Getting better….

One thing I have learned about teaching, is that much of what I do after 50ish years….is almost unconscious. So I think out loud with a client by “Thinking about what to do?”. (You can do this by yourself, but … Continue reading

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A dusting…..

Those that know the Truckee, are getting excited. We give the tourists and Highnoon dry fishers the river in summer. But winter is the time for biggies…….and locals. I always have a period where I have to remember to fish … Continue reading

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Colder…..

It got down into single digits last night…..the Hoppers have gone….sigh. Days are so nice we are all out playing! Been spending some time on still waters this last couple weeks. It’s a nice change from executing perfect drifts over … Continue reading

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Fall!!

We have color……and fish. It is definitely Fall!!

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Truckee time….

So, that’s a wrap on Summer! Most every night will be chillier, and days too. Hasn’t frozen yet at this elevation, but bring a light jacket for a dawn attack. And it’s nearing the time for a non-leaking pair of … Continue reading

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Nearer the end…….

Summer is starting to fade…….nights are getting cooler. This evening it will drop to 37 deg. Soon we will get near freezing at night, and a few clouds, then it will be GAME ON again. Days are still around 80+deg. … Continue reading

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Hey you fishers!!! Hope you are getting after them….. Flows are nice for the moment, at 300cfs in town, 600 down below. (And cooler too.) Temps are still OK but slowly coming up. Mid-day can be a challenge, flinging a … Continue reading

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They are still in there…….

Getting a little harder to meet a fish……but still turning both browns (in softer water) and Bows (in bubbles). Many rods have been waving over the river. Fish are hip to our trip……. The flows have come down to Summer … Continue reading

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Getting REAL NICE!

OK…….so…… we have flows at perfect temps, and volume 517cfs. We have perfect weather. We have GREEN DRAKES…… We have big fish eating on top! The only issue…..is we are up to our wader tops in floggers. People sometimes don’t … Continue reading

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