I have been busy guiding and instructing fly fishing for the last two months so I am taking a week off. I am going on a camping trip July 28th thru Aug 3rd and Will Not be responding to emails or my phone until the 3rd. At this time the next available guide date is Aug 9th. If you are looking for Guide Service during this period call Jay 530-414-1655 or Frank 530-587-1655.
The fishing has been pretty good. The brief cooldown last week helped and fish responded to the cooler temps. It is time to drop the hook size for the dry fly purest. The fish are now keying on smaller Caddis and Mayflies. Watch the flows as long as they stay consistant so should the fishing. The best times have been in the morning and evening. That being said I have been able to bring fish to the surface mid-day as well.
Truckee River*** The big “T” will fish well as long as the flows stay consistent. Fish are looking up early and late in the day. Nymphing is productive throughout the day. It is time to drop the sizing on the dry flies now as well. The temps are starting to get warm in the mid-day 65-67. Work the streamers early and late. Still a fair amount of Little Yellow Stones around. For dries try Elk Hair Caddis 16-18, E/C Caddis 16-18, Rusty Spinners 14-16, Compara Dun 16-18, Parachute Adams 16-18, Quigley Cripple 14-16, and Stimulator 10-16. For nymphs try Pheasant tail 14-16, Little Yellow stones 14-16, Mirco May 16-18, Prince 10-16 and Golden Stones 10.
Little Truckee*** The flows here are nice and there are some bugs hatching throughout the day. Still a very popular spot and technical fly fishing. PMD’s and smaller beatis are the ticket here. For dries try PMD 14-16, Parachute Adams 18-20, Pullover 16-18, Quigley Cripple 16-18, and Griffiths Gnat 18. For nymphs try Burk’s HBI 14-16, FB Pheasant Tail 14-16, Copper John’s, Micro May 18-20, and Midge Pupa 18-20.
N. Yuba *** The N. Yuba has been great. Still can’t get enough of the dry fly action over there. Not much change from the last report here. Grab some Caddis and go.
Miltion**-*** The fish are starting to get a little wiser here. Fishing is good till around 1pm then again in the evening. A good presentation helps here. For dries try Midges 18-20, Parachute Adams 16-20, Ants 10, Damsels 10, Griffiths Gnat 16-20 and Callibeatis 14. For nymphs try Zebra Midge 18-20, PT’s 14-20, Damsels 10, and Sheeps Creek 12-14.
See you on the Water,