The Truckee river is flowing around 900 cfs through the downtown gauge

Truckee River

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by Reno Fly Shop

The Truckee river is flowing around 900 cfs through the downtown gauge. This is good for extending our summer fishing season and keeping flows we are hoping into August. It does make fishing a little difficult as there is more water in the river and more room for the fish to hide. We suggest that one should cover water effectively and methodically and assume the trout are everywhere. 

There are a lot of insect varieties in the river, flying ants, PMD, Caddis, and Little Yellow Sallies are all starting to appear. We’re finding the fish are active on the pale morning dun nymphs which are usually a size 16 and are a light brown to tan coloring. We have some great patterns to represent these. Staff favorite. Crawfish and other baitfish are getting active as well so we are seeing more activity on streamers. 

Fish are still in medium to slow water at the moment, but they are venturing into faster water during warmer days and later in the afternoon. 

Truckee River Flies We Suggest: Perdigon red, E/C Caddis, Masked Marauder, Redemption PMD, Psycho May, TJ Hooker, Drunk and Disorderly, Flying Ant, Truckee River Dozen

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