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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.

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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Time flies….

Late Summer, warm flows have passed….. We have lower, but cold flows right now. 150cfs lower in the canyon.. Water temps are mid to high 50s. The last storm, was our first real one, the flows came up some and … Continue reading

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A one drift fish…..

I have become a “one and done” specialist. Statistically speaking, our best chance to hook-up is on the first drift. Approach quietly, analyze the currents, place the fly carefully…… (Like it’s the last drift you will ever make.) Tend the … Continue reading

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Prime Summer

Temps are nice, and fishing is pretty good right now…… The fish are seeing some pressure, but if you come close on the bug/fly, and nail a good drift, the fish appear! Mid-day has slowed… There is a nice hatch … Continue reading

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Spring Serpents….

It’s not all about fish! Found three of these beautiful guys this spring. Rubber Boas are about as docile as they get, great for snake therapy! Never bite and so soft/smooth. Have heard they are hard to find…..feeling lucky!

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