Fly Fishing the Truckee River
Flowing from Lake Tahoe, and emptying into historic Pyramid Lake in Nevada, the 106 mile long Truckee River is one of the West’s best wild trout waters. The Truckee River is a classic big water “freestone” trout stream with long runs, pools, and pocket water. We fish the wild trout water below the town of Truckee in California into the high desert East of Reno, Nevada. The Truckee River flows East from Truckee through rugged canyons into the West side of Reno before heading out through the high desert into the Nature Conservancy. All of the Truckee holds trout. On any given day Gilligan will guide where the fishing is best, sometimes it’s in California, sometimes it’s closer to Reno, or sometimes it’s in the high desert of Nevada. The Truckee River’s self sustaining population of wild rainbow and brown trout do not fool easily. Proper technique and presentation are a must. There are some that say the Truckee River is the most difficult river they have ever fished. A guided trip with Gilligan’s Guide Service on the Truckee River will show you techniques and flies to land these tough trout and help you bridge the learning curve.