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Thursday, April 9, 2015

TRUCKEE TRIVIA # 25 ....hint

Answer to Question #25 c:    "six (6) weeks"

Wednesday, March 18, 2015



a---What was the "HATCH of 1996"?

b---Where did it occur?

c---How long did it last?

Saturday, March 14, 2015

The Ides of March...and Early Summer Angling? late Winter!?!
      the "upper" canyon
Suffice it to say there is minimal snow-pack. Right now it should be "pre-melt" fly angling, but, we're experiencing low, clear water above Boca inflow on the BT and below average releases out of Stampede dam into the LT. Recently both Rainbows Browns in the 15"-20" range are expected; not big numbers, but quality, wild fish. The smaller trout thus far have not made a significant appearance in the catch. Personally I have not  witnessed the out-sized fish measured in mid-pounds; but the grape-vine mentions an occasional one...they're present in the "Grand Canyon of the Truckee"." .
Actually the fishing is very good right now on both waters. Sub-surface methods are consistently the most effective techniques. Surface activity,  time-wise, has been unpredictable. On the BT there has been actively feeding top-water trout at mid-morning as well mid-afternoon. Fish have been "up" for as long as 1-1/2 hours; even though there are not a lot of visible adult bugs being observed. On the LT, sparse ( and that is an exaggeration) showing fish at the surface. Productive dries have been Skwala (#6-10) and BWO (#16-18). There are still some black winter stones flying around. Some think of trailing tiny (#18-22) Griffith's Gnats, FB WD-40's or JuJu Baetis.
little "winters" still around
Underwater producers have been Flesh Juans (#12-14), either chenille or floss, both Yellow and Golden stonefly nymphs (#6-16), BHFBPT, #16-18's and a red or black Disco Midge. optical illusion
a "slab"...sheepishly, QUICKLY in & out of water now while we have water.

Friday, March 6, 2015 like a lion

and hopefully leaves like a even catch-up! We need tons.


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Sage Words From The Icons #2

Topic: Being a "Purist"

"I will not limit myself to dry fly, even for fresh-water trout, because I beleive that both wet and dry flies have their uses and their fasination. But I'm inclined to think it is a waste of pleasure to catch fish on a sunk fly when they could be taken on a floater".

Roderick L. Haig Brown...The Maculate Purist chapter in Fisherman's Spring

My Take: Agreed... A Frankism is "A trout fly angler is in denial if they say they do not prefer fishing a dry fly".

IMO, not many trout fly anglers would disagree. I'm of the opinion that there are few more aesthetically pleasing sights than a large trout inhaling your dry fly at the surface. Most especially if it is a selective, rhytmatically feeding trout...and you make the perfect presentation with the right pattern.
        Below....Goodrich Creek and the  ultimate challenge, head-hunting on flat water...casting upstream...channeling Halford....



Saturday, February 7, 2015

Better Than Nothing

We'll take the snow from the front-end of this weather pattern. The most I've heard of is 18" at Mount Rose. My home at 6500' received 3" of extremely wet snow; most of which has melted already. It rained/slushed in town and the Truckee River along Glenshire Drive is muddy with zero visibility, having peaked at 600 cfs, now at 300 cfs. In the canyon it peaked at 900 cfs and is now at 600cfs.

A colder snow is predicted for Sunday night. We'll take whatever we can get. After Monday it is forecasted to be warm again...Geez.

Monday, February 2, 2015



The most  snowfall in recorded Sierra Nevada history occurred during the winter of.....?