Streamering, now is a good time. If you look at the photo above, that’s the Truckee River running at 1600 cubes in all her glory. You can’t really indo fish the lower river at these flows, as your flies just won’t stay in any pocket long enough for a fish to see them. Sink tips are a good idea, so are heavy weighted conehead flies. You don’t need to get it out there that far. The fish are tight to the bank in about a foot, or two of water. With the advent of the new Rio Switch lines and Mow tips, streamering now on the Truckee River is pretty easy. That’s as long as you got a switch rod. I’ve been rocking a 10 foot mow tip, 7.5 feet of T-11,2.5 foot floating, or Mow Medium, on my 5 weight switch. I’m not spey casting, as I’m merely just two handed roll casting. I cast upstream and let my flies swing into likely pockets. It’s a wade fishing rig, and now my “go to”streamer rig system. It’s much easier than trying to backcast all day and getting your bunny stuck in the bushes. I like my Conehead Living Dead streamers in black, and olive. Hooked some nice browns today that I watched sail downriver to Reno. Of course, it’s snowing again this afternoon, but the flows have dropped some and the clarity is perfect.
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