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  1. #1
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    Default Truckee, CA

    Four inches of snow slowed things down yesterday.
    Since the ground was warm, it all melted.
    River is slightly green, flows up a bit today.
    Temp dropped 10 degrees. 60 to 50....
    Today will improve.......
    Still seeing March Browns, BWOs, Baetis.
    A few risers......
    Mostly, drown them flies for best results.
    Emergers seem the hot tip. Nymphs too.
    Mostly seeing swirls just under the surface.
    As always.....Get a drift for best results.
    The takes are quite studied, and soft.
    Be quick on the sets....but not too hard.......
    Small check sets are a good idea.
    Try less weight in slower waters.
    And your smallest indicator.

    Jim
    Last edited by bigfly; 05-27-2012 at 07:06 AM.

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    Who would have thought....snow on memorial day weekend....
    Glad to hear it hasnt shut down completely.
    Ive got my fingers crossed work has my schedule right.
    My pops should be headn up for some big T fishn.
    Its been a while...2 weeks i think.
    Much too long for me to visit the T when its been fishn good.
    Hopefully the wet to warm weather will bring the ants out for us.
    I cant wait! I love the T.

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    A beautiful day on the T yesterday! The fish are lightning fast! I managed 4 fish landed. I broke off one....farmed a couple. But the thing that got me the most was walter. The monster brown ive been searching for. Oh he fooled me and schooled me before i knew he ate my fly. Before i knew i had a bump walter ran upstream jumped and threw my fly. I saw him run upstream and jump and said...."shi$", that was on my line

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    Tis time to fish!!!!
    Beautiful days and nights.
    Been catching a few fish on March Brown dries, still a few around mid-morning..
    Temps are right, flows are right, if the drift is right......
    You never know what will grab your fly.
    As always, find a riser first for the drift if possible.
    Truckee river fishing, is closer to hunting at times.

    This week was good!
    Baetis nymphs, emergers (best bet) and dries.
    PMDs , small pinkish body, a fairly large wing. sz 18.
    BWO emergers as well, when clouds figure in.
    Green Drake nymphs are dancing on the bottom, be ready with nymphs/emergers/dries.
    If the drakes make a short appearance sooner, will you be ready?
    It is hot enough for ants to fly, termites too.
    Amazed they are still going, but grateful.
    Caddis starting to flutter about. Mostly small ones,sz 18. Tan/speckled.
    Getting grabs on the end of the drift/swing...
    Flows are perfect...60+degs. 70s in the sun.
    Perfect water around town
    Bigger flows in the canyon below Lt/T confluence. ........
    Seeing some of the fastest refusals in the west too.
    When fishing an indy, use a little less weight, and be ready......

    I recommend breaking out the switch rod and swinging a streamer.

    I can look at the crest of the Sierras and tell it will be a low water year.
    Fish early for best results on the T.
    Hope you're all having fun out there.

    Jim
    Last edited by bigfly; 06-01-2012 at 01:16 PM.
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    For best results, fish on the fish's schedule, not yours....

    BF

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    Heading up tonight. Hope to be on the water in the am.

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    All is well except for a blowing snow storm...
    A few guys went out yesterday, and where rewarded with fishy conditions. (Returned cold/wet/happy)
    Big fish move around on dark days. They feel a bit safer.
    (High-noon nuclear sun light is the worst. Just so you know.)
    Baetis went nuts, fish rolling in the film.
    It pays to suck it up. Always bring extra clothes.
    And a wind breaker.....

    In the seine.
    Pinkish PMDs sz 18-16. Stupid easy today, if you find a fish and get a drift.
    Emergers may be best bet. Barr's works.
    A march brown or two still around. Dry and emerger.
    Dark Baetis sz 18-20. Dries and emergers.
    Caddis making an appearance...sz 18-16 green free ranging.
    Fish adults, both drowned and spent.
    Speckled sz 18.
    Ralph's hot butt....
    Little yellow sallies are starting to pop.
    Golden stones have a good population, looking forwards to them flying.
    Green Drake have been seen around, no full hatch yet.
    (A few in every crowd need to be first...and last.)
    Have a box full in case. No friends on a hatch day.......
    GDs like big clouds and a muggy feel. Picture it.......
    The Ants are about done, but I saw a photo of a 22" bow caught on a foam ant two days ago, along 89....
    The fish remember left-overs too.
    Fry in every eddy sz 4-2#.
    Sculpin are on the menu.
    Swing a streamer.....

    The water is hovering around 60 deg. Green/clear today.
    Flows will clear-drop-warm when this weather clears.
    Great time of year, hope you do well.

    Jim
    Last edited by bigfly; 06-09-2012 at 09:04 AM.

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    I threw a streamer all day on a float from Boca to the end of hirshdale road (where it meets the railroad), didn't have my secrete weapon though, and I threw an olive sculpin and a few rainbow patterns. It wasn't a total bust once we figured out the bugs got three browns. (all under 10" if you count those)
    got'a'boat (the man in the red pontoon)

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    I fished a bit just below town on Saturday. Picked up small rainbow on a PT, lost another. Then spent the rest of the morning trying to catch a very large fish eating PMDs. Had 3 takes and missed them all, guess I'm out of practice. He took the cripple pattern the first time he saw it. Got him to hit it again about 30 minutes later and a similar fly about 30 minutes after that. By then the naturals were gone and the sun was hot so I hit the pool with the kids.

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    Jim, thanks for the reports. Keep em coming!
    Better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.

    -Mark Twain

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    I guided the Big T below Truckee on Friday, June 1st, we did fairly well landing 3 out of 8 fish. March Browns were still coming off in the morning, started to see a few PMD spinners at Mid day. Most of the fish came on Caddis... They're starting to move around...
    Here's to Bucking Trout!

    Mike Curtis
    TFFO Guide

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