I have been so busy I haven't fished the Truckee since the flows have come down. We bought a house up the street(Still in Hirschdale) and I've been putting in a hardwood floor. Elliot loves the new house, but is a little bummed her fishing time is getting cut into. I took a little break today and we walked down to the river. It feels like Winter up here with this cold front, needless to say fish are in slower deeper water, and heads of runs. Should be easy for folks as it's not hard to distinguish such water now.
Friday, October 23, 2009
Sometimes you can meet some great people in fly fishing especially being a guide where you meet a lot of the fly fishing public. Today I took out Micheal. Micheal has fought big corporations from logging sensitive areas, mines, natural gas developments, you name it, he is the guy who has done it. Today the river re payed such a cool guy with a nice Brown and many, many smaller fish. Thanks Micheal...
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
We have these fish right here in our backyard. Truckee has big fish(please no one take this the wrong way)it just takes skill and patience to catch and land them. This guy did not eat a streamer, but my Baetis emerger on 5X tippet. Like Gary Lafontain said "Not all big fish eat big meals most all fish eat little insects."
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Being a guide, some days are better than others. This week was one of those. The Truckee River has to be one of the toughest rivers in the West to consistently catch fish, but somehow I chose to make a living on it. This river makes you tie better flies, try different rigs and keep exploring new water. Yesterday I took out the ZXL, my favorite rod, a couple dries and some droppers. I was suppose to fish with Larry, but just wanted to be by myself. I did well and got stoked again.