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  1. #31
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    Gorgeous conditions daily....
    The flows are holding steady again. Nice near town.
    Bigger in the canyon....
    Some Green drakes are being seen around.
    GD dries are working a bit, but fish them subsurface too.
    A few little yellow sallies eveings.
    Midges, some vsm BWO emergers for sure.
    Seeing large golden stone shucks.
    Ants, Beetles on the water.
    Skate/swing a Caddis. Small dark brown ones morning, green ones in the evening.
    Fishing early and late is best.
    Take a break mid day.....

    Jim
    Last edited by bigfly; 06-22-2012 at 06:58 AM.

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    Streamers for a few grabs until surface feeding on caddis...into sporadic feeding on drakes. Still barely light, but had to get home to the girls before sallies came off in force. Must be summer. W

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    Earp, good job. That's how it goes here.....
    Don't come with just one move, get a few going.
    From dry fly, to bobber, to streamer.....
    I often walk with two rods rigged.
    Maybe a dry fly rig (in case), and a switch rod for bobbers/streamer.

    River looks very healthy. Gets better every year....
    A larger number of smaller fish (wild willies).
    Too small to have been stocked by clubbers.
    These are next few years fish, born and raised in the Truckee.
    Mid-size fish are strong and bright.
    Biggies are there as well.
    Treat them nice.

    It has been windy, so bring your game face.
    ROLL CAST/Water-load for best effect. (Even with a dry.....)

    Big Sierra Blue grass hoppers are around now.
    Little yellow ones too. Fish them dry for fun, drown them for action.
    PMDs. Variety of sizes, stages.
    Baetis occasionally.
    Little yellow sallies.
    Large Golden stones.....
    Non-flying ants.....Big black/little reds.
    Green Drakes are around but sparse.
    Flow change definitely effected them.
    Caddis mania near dark.
    The whole river is fish-able now, but a bit big in the canyon.
    Cross carefully, and bring a big stick.....
    As always......get a drift.

    Jim
    Last edited by bigfly; 06-25-2012 at 08:20 AM.

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    I hope to go out huntin for walter on thurs....
    Gonna bring a cooler and a few beers.
    And maybe even 2 rods...
    The T went from my least favourite river up to my top.
    I love that place.
    I wish it wasnt an hour+ drive.
    July 1st is near for us on the south shore.
    But our tribs down here have nothing on the big T.
    I'll be trying a few diff bugs this go around.

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    Hit the Truckee all day yesterday...worn out!.

    However, it's the first time I've ever had a double digit day there.
    Landed 11.

    No green drakes seen...lots of dark brown caddis (sz 16)in the morning crawling
    on me. Great little yellow sally hatch from 10-2pm. Fish were rising
    along the banks. But as luck would have it, 3 rafts came down
    on a nice stretch of water i was tossing dries in. So I just moved
    upstream. Did get several rises to my yellow sally dry, hooked one.
    Nymphed during the day with golden stones, yellow sally nymphs
    primarily.

    Threw dries from 4pm on. Weird. Two weeks ago it was windy as hell,
    and the rises were everywhere. I fished until 8pm last night and saw only
    7-8 rises. That said, I removed my golden stone foamulator (did get several
    takes on it earlier in the day) and threw on a cdc caddis dry and caught 4
    within 5 minutes. Go figure.

    Caddis did start to come off more around 7:30pm...two weeks ago they came
    off at 4pm.

    Some pics attached with a couple underwater youtube releases. Oh, and I
    caught a frickin brookie! Proof attached.

    http://youtu.be/FY5phHIzzzQ

    http://youtu.be/-xMQM74mYF0

    Go now!

    EO
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  6. #36
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    Quote Originally Posted by EO View Post
    "...Oh, and I caught a frickin brookie! Proof attached.

    EO
    EO---Did you get the Brookie at the inflow of Bronco Creek?

    Frank R. Pisciotta

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    Hi Frank,

    Not sure where Bronco creek is. I was fishing about a 1/2 mile above the Floriston exit.

    I was quite surprised to say the least. Have you caught many in the Truckee?

    EO

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    I was surprised by a brookie a couple years ago above Verdi so they're around but pretty rare.
    Been fishing up just up from Reno the last couple weeks in the evenings. Still pretty high and many fish in the margins. It's been a little tricky to be consistent since there are several weak/moderate hatches through dark (pmd, LYstone, a couple middle size caddis, then the saddle caddis started showing up now near dark). Wet fly / spider setup is working as well in the slower areas with yellow spider and or general hare's lug (or birds nest) behind a thin elk hair caddis. Pretty fast cycles between rising then sub-surface so have been doing a dry caddisy fly with either an emerger or beadhead dropper.

    Got a real chill wet wading for a few hours that took another few to warm up from, but the water's great at the moment assuming they don't cut it down harshly.

    BTW, does anyone know how the flows are regulated? It seems odd to have this much water going down at the moment.
    Last edited by EricW; 06-29-2012 at 10:33 AM.

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    Default Hoppers!

    It's Summer for sure.
    Hoppers are doing their mating flights. Buzz,buzz, buzzit.
    Fish them dry if you have too.
    But expect more grabs subsurface.
    A dry dropper is Ok..... Drown them, no kidding......
    We sight fish, subsurface with them a lot. Can be riveting........
    Getting fishier every day here.
    Lots of folks hitting the same old holes.
    Be smarter......walk a little.
    If you were a smart old fish. would sit around there waiting to be harassed.
    Of course not....you would move to a spot no one pays attention to.
    Fish some new water, and maybe a good fish will say hello.
    Remember the fish think small is safe...............

    You can wet wade now.
    But early and late will still chill.
    Water near town is 55-59. And little pushy at 500 cfs.
    Down lower I don't recommend crossing carelessly......
    5-6 wt water higher up.
    Big stick water (switch rod) in the canyon.


    Jim
    Last edited by bigfly; 07-07-2012 at 09:01 AM.

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    Default The rare Brookies on BT

    Quote Originally Posted by EO View Post
    Hi Frank,

    Not sure where Bronco creek is. I was fishing about a 1/2 mile above the Floriston exit.

    I was quite surprised to say the least. Have you caught many in the Truckee?

    EO


    EO---Thanks, that confirms my thinking on the Brookie. Most likely you were fishing the long pool/run where Bronco Creek spills in from the south-side of the river. In my 30-plus years of fly fishing the BT the only Brookie I've witnessed caught was by Larry Kovi, at the time the owner of the SELECTIVE ANGLER in Larkspur CA (..rest in peace Larry...I miss you).

    My speculation is that they come from the creek.

    Frank R. Pisciotta

    ...new entry due on www.flyfishingcalifornia.blogspot.com within the next few days...my perspective of what is happening in the Truckee area; take it to the bank.

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