Truckee River


The fish are feeding prior to storms. Find fish in the slower, deeper water. Focus on this type of water, especially in and around structure such as boulders. BWO hatches all over downtown towards the east. Nymphing has been most productive with small flies and light tippet. Water is stained. Try a bigger stonefly or San Juan to attract attention in stained water, limited visibility after rain. Deeper runs best, but some fish moving into riffles. Avoid redds and do not target spawning fish. Leave them alone to reproduce and carry on their genes. Some fish moving into riffles.

Seven-day forecast 

Fishing should continue to be fair/good. Keep an eye on weather and water conditions for any changes in the fishing as rain will add to the fun. Be cautious wading when flows are up and you can't see the bottom. Get out on calm overcast days for a little dry bite. Colder, windy days will be tougher, but you'll enjoy lots of elbow room. Avoid gravel bedds, spawning redds and leave spawning fish alone. Try to keep fish in the water and avoid handling them too much. Female trout will drop eggs if handled too much. Leave them in the net and restrain from holding them.

Must Have Flies 
Quasimodo Pheasant Tail Pheasant 12-16 Buy from
TH Zebra Midge red 18 Buy from
Bead Head American Pheasant Tail Pheasant 16-18 Buy from
Tungsten Nemec Stone Nymph Gold/brown/Black 6-10 Buy from
Blue Wing Olive Parachute Natural 14-18 Buy from
Adams Parachute Dry Fly Natural 14-18 Buy from
Report from: Orvis Reno

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