Truckee Has Been on Fire!

Truckee River

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Reno Fly Shop

by Reno Fly Shop

The Truckee River has been on fire! Blue winged olive mayflies are hatching daily. The trout are not always looking up for them, but they are expecting the hatch and nymphing has been incredible. Fish are moving into moderately paced water. Not too slow, but also not too fast. Focusing on seams and foam lines has also been a key factor to find feeding fish. Look for seams that go over deeper water.

I’ve been sticking to confidence nymphs around a size 16 and smaller. Frenchie, Duracell, Spanish Bullets, and the like have been performing well. Don’t be afraid to add extra weight to get you flies into the deeper buckets. Indicator fishing has been my preferred method as a lot of the stretches we’ve been fishing are in wider sections of the river. The fish have been extremely active, and willing to chase streamer patterns as well. 

Flies we suggest: Spanish Bullet, Quill Jig, Hot Spot, Zebra Midge, Baetis Nymphs, Carot, The Ticket, Para Adams, Para Olive,Psycho May BWO, ID Thief, Sculpzilla, Weirs Sculpin

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