Winter storms are always a welcome event

Truckee River

by Reno Fly Shop

Winter storms are always a welcome event. One thing that we look forward to every winter is Baetis hatch. This insect (also known as a blue winged olive) will hatch predominantly in the mid to late winter on overcast days where there is not too much wind. This hatch can be one the best times to have some dry fly fishing on the Truckee all year. Baetis can vary in size but they are usually small #16-#20. A great dry fly pattern for the winter Baetis is the Pull Over BWO

Nymphing can slow as fish will begin to slink into slow deep water. They will also be less likely to move for flies so really take your time and cover water well. Your fly selection should be small and on the darker side, #18 and #20’s are a good choice until things warm up a few degrees. 

Truckee River Flies We Suggest: Mini Leech Olive and Black, Pull Over BWO, French Nymph, Parachute Adams, Black BH Zebra Midge 18-20, Olive Psycho May, Ready Baetis, Hot Butt, Truckee River Dozen

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Truckee River Flies We Suggest: Black BH Zebra Midge 18-20, Olive Psycho May, Ready Baetis, Hot Butt, Truckee River Dozen Pyramid Lake Flies we Suggest: Boobies (Spanish...... Read More

Reno Fly Shop Reports
for Thursday, December 2nd, 2021

Truckee River: As the seasons change so does bug size and color
Pyramid Lake: Stripping flies on a fast sinking line has still been the most productive method