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It is now the time to be here fly fishing. The river flows are settling down and the water temps are still in the good zone. All but the higher elevation venues are open. The fire in Farad is not affecting us at all. No smoke and we can still access the water above Hirshdale.
Truckee River*** The flows are 356cfs in town and 821cfs at Boca. Mid-day water temps are in the low 60’s. All of the bugs are hatching and now that the water have eased we should begin to see some fish looking up. Caddis, Little Yellow Stones, and various Mayflies are on the menu. Dry Dropper and Nymphing Techniques are working the best. For Dries try Caddis 14-16, E/C Caddis 14/16, Stimulators 10-14, Ants 10-14, Humpies 12-16, Green Drake 10, Green Drake Cripples 10, BWO’s 14-18, Little Yellow Stones 14 and Midges 16-18. For nymphs Pats Rubber Legs 10, Poxyback Golden Stones 8-10, Little Yellow Stones 12-14, Copper Johns 10-16, Micro May 16-18, SJW’s, Pheasant tails 14-18, Flashback PT’s 14-18, Haresears 12-16, and Princes 10-16.
Little Truckee **-*** The flows today are up again 176cfs. The water temp is great. Much like the Truckee there are many bugs hatching throughout the day. This ditch has seen some pressure and you may have to change to lighter tippet and make good presentations to catch one of these bruiser trout. Green Drakes are coming here soon! For Dries try Parachute Adams 12-16, BWO’s 14-18, PMD’s 14-16, Quigley Cripples 14-16, Caddis 14-16, EC Caddis 14-16, Little Yellow Stones 14, and Midges 16-20. For nymphs try Little Yellow Stones 12-14, Rainbow Warrior 16-18, Copper Johns 10-16, Micro May 16-18, SJW’s, PMD 16-18, Midges 16-20, Pheasant tails 14-18, Flashback PT’s 14-18, Haresears 12-16, and Princes 10-16.
Prosser, Boca, Stampede**-*** The surface temps are starting to warm up and as a result fish are moving deeper into the water column. For trout go early or late in the day. When the trout quite eating then switch to Smallmouth Bass. Smallmouth love trout flies and any that I mentioned for the Truckee River will work. Indicator nymphing and sinking lines will get you down in the zone. Early and late try a Stimulator on the surface.
Milton** Slow and steady haven’t heard any recent reports or been there for a while. For Dries try Ants 10-14, Grey Drakes 10, Mahogany Duns 14, Little Yellow Stones 14, Midges 16-20, and Callibeatis 14. For Nymphs try Callibeatis 14, PT’s 12-14, Haresear 14-16, Copper Johns 14-16, Micro May 16-18, and Zebra Midge 16-20. Stripping nymphs or streamers on a sinking line works too.
See you on the water,