Water Temps Have Gotten The Fish Active!

Truckee River

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Reno Fly Shop

by Reno Fly Shop
3-5-2020
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Warmer temperatures in our region have really gotten these fish active! Were catching multiple big trout on most half day trips. Fish are really keying in on size 16 nymphs. Color has not seemed to matter too much, but something with some flash has been better than more natural presentations. Water levels are at the lowest they will be this year. This is producing extremely clear water and on a few occasions we have spooked fish on our approach to the river. European style nymphing has begun to become more productive as the fish have been moving into moving water to feed. I’m also happy to report that later in the evenings the streamer bite has begun to really become effective again. One of my favorite ways to target these bigger fish! 

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



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