Saturday, August 29, 2009

Some scenes from Falls past...

A few pics form past Falls on the Truckee. The leaves are starting to turn colors, my woods almost cut, and Fall will be here shortly. If you've never come and fished in the Truckee area in the Fall, it is the best time. Big Browns, hungry Rainbows, and less crowds. I could think of know other place I'd rather be than on the Truckee River in the Fall.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

I'm going to start talking a little more about techniques for the Truckee. I watch people off the back of my deck all summer long doing the wrong stuff. They are either casting line Lefty Kreh style half way across the damn river, or just fishing in frog water, water that's way to slow to hold summer time fish(like right now.) The Truckee is hard to fish. It ain't the Madison where your guide is going to slow the boat down for you to get a good drift and you catch 30 fish a day. This is a blue collar river. If this river was a rock band it would be from New Jersey. You have to pay your dues, learn the river. It might take a few years. Lately, I've been fishing big dries with a dropper off my Switch. I use a Skagit short line by Rio with a floating versi-leader cut back to 12 feet. You can throw that baby a country mile to the opposite bank. Most fish are along the banks. It's just damn hard setting the hook with all that line out. Don't be afraid to experiment.....

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

It would be nice if Larry came by and split some wood for me. This is the time of year to get your wood cut. It would be nice to go fish and throw hoppers, but when winter will be here in a couple months you need to get your chores done. Hirschdale is a very cold place in the winter. They used to have an ice factory up the way at Boca. They also used to brew world famous beer up the way until the place burnt down. My woods almost all cut and soon tangerine caddis will be flying around and big browns will be chasing streamers and everyone will still be out fishing the inlet of the L.T.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

It's still hopper time

Fish are still eating hoppers on the Truckee. Had a few fish come up on my hopper today, but missed them. Find a nice grassy bank with a little current flow and toss 'em in there. Hang a micro may on the back for a little more excitement.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Dry fly eating Brown

Finally had a chance to do a little fishing this evening. Headed out with a large Snowshoe Caddis dry and P.T. soft hackle dropper. After making a few casts I then put one out in front of a rock where I have stuck fish before, and wham. The larger Snowshoe Caddis has been a great pattern for me this summer, bringing trout up in the evening when there is no visible hatch coming off.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Bent rods for all my friends

Just another day at the office. Rainbows eating Crayfish and nice cool water temps for August. The old man Joe and I had a group of first time fly fishers from Texas today. All of them hooked, or caught fish. This photo is of Joe trying to net a nice Rainbow.

Monday, August 10, 2009

More bent rods on the Truckee

It's really been a great August up here. Fish are still eating Crays and Micro Mays. Hopper dropper rigs have also been very effective. The top photo is of John from L.A. with a nice Rainbow on from the lower river. Elliots in the bottom photo making sure John was getting a good drift.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Another bent rod on the Truckee

The Truckee has been fishing very well for this time of year thanks to the rescent cold front we had move in this week. August is usually real tough on the Truckee, but this year has been better that most. Good flows, cool weather, and Hoppers and Crayfish. This photo is of Casey on vacation from France with a bent rod in Franks Flat.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Oops, lost the camera

I would have a nice photo to post, but droped my camera netting a very nice brown well over 20" for a client today. Damn fish also broke the net. My camera got taken down river in heavy current and is a gone forever. They are on Cray's and Micro Mays....This will be my last post until I can get a new camera.