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Truckee River Fly Fishing

Truckee River Fly Fishing

Truckee River Fly Fishing

Truckee River Fly Fishing

I like to give an honest assessment. When folks call, I tell it like it is. You might, or might not hook fish this time of year when the Truckee’s running high and cold, but when you do they will be big. If your a novice fly angler and you’ve never landed a big fish usually the death grip ensues and you lose them. I see it happen time and time again. You can be like Matt today who just kept yanking on his trophy rainbow and ripped the fly right out of his mouth, we got a good laugh out of it. Let the fish run a bit then chase him down and regain your line. We’ve been hooking big fish each time out, just not landing. It can be tough bringing them back through all the heavy current. If you’re wondering about fishing the Truckee, I know this river pretty well and we can find spots even in the heavy water below Boca. Is it as good as summer, no, but it beats sitting on the couch all day. Matt hung in there today and did end up with a nice wild bow for the camera, good job brother. These are some shots from the last few days.

7 Responses to “Like Advertised”

  1. otis48

    Tx for the info..I was checking this yellow sticky card hanging from a tree in Cottonwood Psrk today and it was loaded with caddis.Little brown ones size 18 maybe…

  2. Matt "Gilligan" Koles

    Yep, they are, forgot to mention them.

  3. timraywatson

    are your baetis nymph available at Fly Fishing Specialties in sacramento?

  4. Matt "Gilligan" Koles

    My Baetis nymph, shameless self promotion, but you can get them at Mountain Hardware in Truckee. No LT yet.

  5. Paul Browndale

    Awesome reportage…. big fish in big water…but what was she eating!?? br /br /And any word on the LT?

  6. Matt "Gilligan" Koles

    About 10 feet of all flouro with a lot of lead shot, yeah lead, not tin.

  7. timraywatson

    how deep do you fish when nymphing the pool and runs in the truckee?

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