Truckee River Rigging

Truckee River Fishing Report 4-2-15

Woke up to a dusting of snow in the Hirsch this morning. Winter is not done.

Read More

Truckee River Fishing Report 1-17-15

Milder weather, good fishing again in the Lake Tahoe-Truckee-Reno area.

Read More

Truckee River Fishing Report 1-10-15

Finally, I feel as if the Truckee River is coming back into it’s own again. She’s starting to fish like the old river we love and remember.

Read More

Truckee River Fishing Report 1-7-15

Not to much going on in the way of weather. If you like nice sunny days in the middle of winter then this is the time to come and fish the Truckee River.

Read More

Truckee River Fishing Report 12-12-14

The storm of the century my ass. Frustrated to say the least.

Read More

Truckee River Fishing Report 12-6-14

Another Truckee River fishing report in the same week, I can get used to this again.

Read More

Truckee River Fishing Report-Discounted Guide Trips-12-2-14

This has been a long time coming. Over two months since I’ve done a fishing report on the Truckee River.

Read More

High Water Rigging

The Truckee River has been and will be high for sometime. There are still fish to be caught if you adjust your tactics. Go get yourself some Rio indicator leaders in 2, or 3x. The Rio indo leaders are all level fluorocarbon tippet and sink to where the fish are. You can make your own, leaders that is, but this is much easier. Then go into Mountain Hardware in Truckee and get my Skipper Stone Golden, tie it on about 9 feet down, or wherever you want it to sink in the water column. Go about 14 inches and tie on a wire worm if the water’s dirty, or something like a prince nymph if the water’s clear. Remember, you sould go down a tippet size on your dropper fly. Put a few BB shot about 8 inches above your top fly. Loop some trapped air technology about a foot from your fly line. Fish inside slots and softer winter type water. My guide tip of the week, use Dinsmore tin shot, they won’t slide up and down your leader, and you won’t have to tie a knot to hold it in place. Sometimes, I’ll bust out the old Water Gremlin lead shot and stack them behind the tin for the real deep slots. Dry dropper rigs will be next.