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Truckee Tahoe Fly Fishing Report July 1st, 2020

This report will focus on the Truckee River and Little Truckee Rivers. The #flyfishing has shaped up nicely so far this season. With some excellent #Dryfly fishing to be had. The water temperature has been up and down with the weather and will dictate when and where to fish for the next couple months. Tip: Get a thermometer and use it.

The rivers are super busy don't expect to have it to yourself. Be nice, greet the other anglers, and have a good time.

Truckee River Conditions

The flows on the Truckee River are 302cfs in Truckee and 690cfs at Boca. Mid-day temps have varied with the weather. The cool nights have brought the temps down to the low 60's mid-day. The water clarity is good. Most of the flow is coming for the top of Lake Tahoe until Boca so if it's too warm drop downstream below Boca inflow.

Truckee River Tactics

Tactics for the Truckee River are fish what you like right now. However, the topwater action is prime with Caddis and Little Yellows Stone coming off why not take advantage of the fish looking up. Dry/Dropper rig have been effective as well during the middle of the day. Nymphing with or without an indicator will be good mid-day as well. Having too much fun on top to bother with streamers

Truckee River Suggested Flies

Suggested Flies for the Truckee River has changed a bit since the last report. While the Mayflies have gotten smaller the Caddis, Little Yellow Stones, and Golden Stones are a big juicy meal. Dry Flies: Thorax Dun 14-16, Parachute Adams 12-16, Rusty Spinners 14-16, Quigley Cripple 12-16, Royal Wluff 12-16, Double Dutch 8-10, Stimulator 8-12, Elk Hair Caddis 12-14, E/C Caddis 12-14, Missing Link Caddis 12-16, Stimulator 10-14, Chubby Chernoble 10, Humpy 12-16, and Griffiths Gnat 16-18. For nymphs: Pats Rubber Legs 10-8, Twenty Incher 8-10, Peacock Stones 8-10, Mercer's Poxyback stone 8-10, Soft Hackles 12-16, Prince Nymphs 8-12, Poohpah 14-18, LaFontain Sparkle Pupa 14-16, Burk's Bottom roller 14-16, Mop 10, SJW, Flashback Pheasant Tail 12-16, SJW, Haresear 12-16, Flashback Haresear, Copper Johns 12-16, and Birdsnest 10-16.

Truckee River Summary

The Summary for the Truckee River is that the fish are looking up. The bugs have changed to Caddis, Little Yellow Stones, and Golden Stones. Watch the flows and follow your thermometer for best action.

Little Truckee River Conditions

The Flows on the Little Truckee river are 304cfs. Just started to drop best to watch this as the fish may need a chance to settle in. The water is clear and temps are low 50's.

Little Truckee River Tactics

The Tactics for the Little Truckee are going to be somewhat variable as the water is dropped. Green Drakes have been spotted and PMDs should get rolling anytime now. Dry or Dry/Dropper techniques work very well here. Nymphing in the deeper pools is also effective if the moss isn't too thick yet. Expect to see some people out here as the water drops.

Little Truckee River Suggested Flies

For dry flies: Green Drake 8-10, Parachute Adams 10-20, Griffiths Gnat 16-10, Quigley Cripple 10-18, Royal Wluff 10-14, Thorax Dun 10-16, PMD 14-16, and Compara Dun 10-16. For nymphs: Green Drake 8-10, 20 inched 8-10, Micro May 16-18, Pheasant Tail 16-18, Flashback PT 16-18, SJW, Copper Johns 14-18, Zebra Midge 18-20, RS2 16-18, WD-40 16-18, and HBI 14-16.

Little Truckee River Summary

In Summary the Little Truckee is starting to drop and should shape up nicely over the next few days if it doesn't get dropped too much. Green Drake have been spotted and would expect PMD's to start rolling as well.

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