Windy, but nice weather this week for the Truckee River Fly Fishing Report

Truckee River

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by Matt Koles
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Windy, but nice weather this week for the Truckee River Fly Fishing Report.

Always windy in the spring, but man, the weather has been about perfect. Nice big flows and some fat fish. People always ask me, when’s my favorite time, well, Spring is hard to beat. Of course, you can get skunked anytime of year on this river, but when the trees are all budding out, and everything’s turning green, and the weathers in the 60’s, life’s about perfect.

So, we’ve getting some big fat trouts, not a lot. When flows are up, you’re prospecting a bit. At normal flows, I know just about every slot in this river, and where them fish are at. When the flows are up, you just have to fish all the likely softer spots. They ain’t out in the middle. Slow walking pace water is what you’re looking for. Right along the banks.

Lots of different flies will work. All the basic shit this time of year. The euro flies, copper johns, worms, etc. Everyone fishes the jig/ euro flies these days. When them bugs are pop’n though, hard to beat something with a soft hackle collar on it.

March Browns are out about mid-day, and most fish are keying on the nymphs. Down in the desert, on the Nevada side of the Truckee River, it’s already caddis time. Flows are big and a bit dirty down there, but there’s fish to be caught.

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