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Fishing Report May 20, 2015

The fly fishing continues to be great around the Truckee Area.  Recent rains and cool weather have made for some excellent conditions.  Dry Fly, Nymphing, and Streamers  all tactics are working at some point during the day.  These cool wet conditions look to be around till the end of the week.   The rivers and creeks are prime now.

Up coming classes:

Orvis 301 classes

In conjuction with Reno, Roseville, and San Jose Orvis stores I am offering 301 classes to those that have  completed Orvis 101 and 201 and want to further their fly fishing experience and education.  These are one day programs.

Dates:  June 6th, and July 25th

Truckee Sampler  Two spots left!

For those that have fly fishing experience and are looking to explore the area and find some new spots to fish I am offering the  Truckee Sampler.  This is a two-day program exploring waters of Truckee to the North Yuba.  June 11th and 12th

For more information and pricing please contact me.  brian@flyfishingtruckee-tahoe.com

Truckee River***  Been spending the bulk of my time here.  Be prepared to see some people below Boca inflow.  It is where the water is.  The flows in town are 40cfs, Boca Bridge 206cfs, and Farad 246cfs and the water is pretty clear with temps in the mid 50’s.   Lots of Mayflies hatching in all sizes on the overcast days.  Pick your technique and have at it.  Parachute Adams 14-20, Dark Hendrickson 14-16, Hackle Stacker BWO 16-18, Compara Duns 14-18,Quigley Cripples14-18, Midges 18-22, and Stimulator 10-12 .  Nymphing with Pheasant tails 14-18, FBPT 14-18, Haresear 14-18, Stones 8-10, Copper Johns 14-18, Zebra Midges 16-18, and Birdnest 14-16.

Little Truckee River**-*** The flows on the LT are at 88 cfs.  Plenty of Mid-day hatches happening here as well.  Plan to see some people here as well.  Noticing a few PMD’s 14’s coming off.  Use some stealth to dupe some fish here.  Small 16-24 Midges, Mayflies, and caddis.  May have to use smaller tippet.

North Yuba *** The Yuba flow are 196cfs.  This should be prime for some great dry fly action.  Some well presented attractor dries should be all thats needed this time of year.

Reservoirs**-***  The Truckee Triangle of reservoirs Prosser, Boca, and Stampede are all quite low.   Boat ramps are high and dry and finding a place to launch off the beach is tricky as well.  Watch out for the Mud!   Conditions are good to get out and try to catch a Kokanee on fly.  Smaller Midges and Mayfly patterns work well 16-20.  For all the other fishes that swim there, stripping a good old Woolly Bugger 6-8 on a sink tip will get the job done from shore as well.  Don’t spend a ton of time in one spot.

See you on the water,

Brian

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