Brown Trout Truckee River Fly Fishing

The Party’s Over

Well, this is it, the last bit of summer here on the Truckee River. Last big weekend for some.

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Fly Fishing the Truckee River

Truckee River Fishing Report 8/25/14

Still holding steady here in the Hirsch on the Truckee River. Flows are lowering daily out of Lake Tahoe, but they do have more water coming out of Boca /the Little Truckee arm to help compensate a bit.

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Fly Fishing the Truckee River

Truckee River Fishing Report 8-19-14

We’re still hanging in here. There’s still water flowing in the Truckee River, nights have cooled, and the fishing is actually pretty darn good.

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Hirschdale Fire Truckee River

Hirschdale Fire

We had a little scare here in Hirschdale, the land of trout and clear blue waters. Thankfully, we came out unscathed.

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Truckee River Fly Fishing

Truckee River Fishing Report 8-14-14

Hard to believe August is half way over. Feels as if we’ve made it through the warmest stretch of the year without as much as a scratch. People were really freaking out about how August was going be hot, and with the low water on the Truckee River, fishing would suck and trout would die. Anything but. August has been really cool. Thunderstorms with rain almost every afternoon doted the landscape, and we had a few solid days of heavy rain. We’ve made it through. A few weeks we’ll see some leaves turning colors and summer will be a thing of the past. Ok, the Truckee River is still low for this time of year. Since D-Day we have added a bit of water to help with flows. There’s now 50 cubes coming out of Boca into the LT and into the Truckee. Fishing has been very good. As you might except with lower water levels, wading is much easier. Most folks have a hard time wading the river. Now, it’s a bit easier. You’ll still need waders. It’s cold out now in the am. The way the wind leaves the canyon in the mornings, you’ll freeze your ass off without them. I’ve been doing all my work on the California side of the river. More water. Crays, and big stones, and mayflies more than caddis now.

Cortland Competition Nymph Rods

Cortland Rods and Lines

I was recently invited to be on the Cortland Rods and Lines Pro Staff. That’s cool because that’s the rod I’ve been rocking all summer.

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Truckee River Rainbow

Going Forward

What a difference a week has made. Last week it was doom and gloom. Trout were going to die, the Truckee River will dry up, etc., etc.

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Fly Fishing the Truckee River

Truckee River Fishing Report 8/1/14

I’m surprised we made it this far. With the current state of drought in California, I’m surprised the river held out this long.

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Hoot Owl Closure

Flows are still fine on the Truckee River, don’t panic, but check this out if you fish the river.

Da Dean


I’m around a lot of different people and trout every day. I meet lots of characters, may as well take photos of them. I started taking the photo thing a little more serious of late, I’ll put a weeks worth of photos up here. That’s the direction I see this blog going. The site will be real plain, just random photos from the week. If you come up, there’s a good chance you’ll get a snapshot.