Truckee Area Fly Fishing Report July 17, 2018

The Truckee Area Fly Fishing has been great!  Plenty of water, bugs, and fish to keep it exciting around the area.  The flows are good and temps are still great in the morning.  Handle your fish with care.

Truckee River Fly Fishing Report

The Truckee River Dry Fly Action has continued to bet great.  Follow your thermometer and you find the fish.  The morning session has been stellar while the afternoon evenings have been a little warm.  Plenty of bugs hatching and noticed a switch to more caddis then last week.

Truckee River Conditions

Conditions are holding steady with flow in Truckee at 271cfs and at Boca flows are up a bit at 537cfs.  Water temps are 58-60 in the mornings and 66-68 by early evening.  Best to fish early.

Truckee River Tactics

When the Top Water flies are producing I find it hard to fish a nymph rig.  There is just something about a fish coming up to crush your Dry that I find satisfaction with.  Especially when they are big dumb flies!  Dry/Dropper technique and nymphing techniques are catching fish as well as the occasional streamer.  Fish early the handle the fish quickly and gently.

Dry Fly Suggestions

A few more Caddis out here since last week: Parachute Adams 14-16, Spinners 12-16, Humpies 14-16, Chubby Chernobyl 8, Quigley Cripples 14-16, Stimulator 10-16, Elk Hair Caddis 14-16, E/C Caddis 14-16, Little Yellow Stones 14-16, Griffiths Gnat 16-18, and Ant 14-16

Nymphing Suggestions

Again similar to last week: Pats Rubber legs 8-12, Mercer’s Poxyback Golden Stone 8-14, Flashback Pheasant Tail 12-16, SJW, Haresear 14-16, Birds nest 12-16, Prince Nymphs 8-14, Poohpa 14-16, Burk’s Bottom Roller 14-16, Little Yellow Stones 14-16, Brassie 16-18, HBI 14-16, and Micro May 16-18

Truckee River Fly Fishing Report Summary

Dry Fly action continues to be Exciting.  Remember to Fish early in the day and handle the fish with care so we can catch them again.

Little Truckee River Fishing Report

The Little Truckee Dry Fly Fishing has be pretty good.   Nice mid-day, and later, hatches of Green Drakes and PMD’s.  The Drakes are almost done for the season here better get them while you can.

Little Truckee River Conditions

The flows here are steady at 95cfs.  The mid-day temps are creeping up at 54 degrees.

Little Truckee River Tactics

Been some exciting Dry Fly action this week.  Those fish love Green Drake Drys and will continue to eat them for a few more days after they’re gone.  PMD’s have also been coming off and getting the fishes attention.  Timing has not been that consistent day to day but, there do come off at some point.

Dry Fly Suggestions

I am going with the same stuff as last week:  Green Drakes 10-12, Green Drake Cripples 10-12, Soft hackles 14-16,  Compare Duns 16-18, Thorax Duns 16-18, Rusty Spinners 16-18,  PMD’s 14-16, Quigley Cripples 14-16, Parachute Adams 14-20, Griffiths Gnat 16-20, and BWO’s 16-20.

Little Truckee River Fly Fishing Report Summary

Dry fly action continues to good on the Little Truckee.  The Drakes are almost done but the trout are still crushing them.  Going to be PMD’s as the main bug for the next couple weeks.

In General, the Truckee Area Fly Fishing has been Great.  If Dry Fly Fishing is your thing, Four Seasons Fly Fishing is the go to Guide Service in the the Truckee Area.  I specialize in fishing the Truckee Area rivers and reservoirs.   Give me a Call and we’ll set up your next Fly Fishing Adventure.  530-386-0525

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