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Water thoughts, and fishing epiphanies.

Doin Dries

He isn’t that big….but he ate a dry. That means, for those who fish no other way, it’s time to fish…..   Just because I fish every way under the sun, doesn’t mean I can’t fish a dry for a change, … Continue reading

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Spring a dingding……..

Ok….finally it is stable and warm! I think the snow is behind us…….time to fish! The river is looking good….the upper section between Truckee and TC is flowing well and has given up a few fish, and a fish has … Continue reading

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Game on!!

I challenged my buddy to one-drift a fish…..(it’s how we get better) it took four drifts for the brown, and four more for a nice bow…. Day two……..another Brown! This is for those who think it has to be lower … Continue reading

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Almost there…….

The path is clear……barely. A foot of snow or so….and we are out playing. Even the dog walkers are helping to pack the path…. Of course it was fishers who started it……..It was really fine up here this week, and … Continue reading

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Improving?

How motivated are you to learn? It’s occurred to me over the last 40+ years of fly fishing that some fishers don’t want to get better at this sport….they would prefer the fish get easier…….IF THAT SOUNDS LIKE YOUR APPROACH……..you … Continue reading

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Spring……..

Ok, I’m calling it……….It is so fine, that I can’t come inside….it must be spring. The Skwallas have come through, and the fish really loved them. The problem is that everyone likes to fish dries, so after a few days … Continue reading

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Winter……..not

There is so little snow on the ground that it’s hard to call this a winter. The fishing conditions right now may be the best all year………That’s the good news. The river is very clear and mid 40s. We have … Continue reading

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Winter…..

Smokin! Mornings have been nippy, but smoke on the water means time to fish! We are into small bug season……Baetis are our friends now, when a cloud passes overhead they appear… Midges are ubiquitous…….fish them……JUJUs..zebras..tan, white, black, it doesn’t matter….. … Continue reading

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Fall…

It may not last long….but we are into Fall. Rainy, chilly, and quiet on the water. But officially, we made it through another season……. Met a bunch of fish….but the big ones were difficult for clients this year. I have … Continue reading

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Time to fish!!!!

I’ve heard the fish on the Truckee don’t have high retention rate…. Maybe they aren’t shocking the crap out of fish enough to know. But, we have been hooking the cutest juvenile Rainbows lately. (Not telling where though……) Feels like … Continue reading

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