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Truckee River Fly Fishing Report

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Matt Koles reports on 1.17.19

Good solid week on the Truckee River.

Temps were much warmer and trouts seemed to respond to the warmer water temps. Still cold in the mornings, expect that for January, but things have warmed up into the 50’s in Reno, 40’s in Truckee, most afternoons. Those warm afternoons get the fish moving. We will have rain and snow this week.

Still doing a lot of streamer fishing down on the Nevada side. Remember, I still have my Winter Float Special, get on it, ain’t gonna last much longer. Been doing some fishing around here too with the warmer weather. Really good solid fishing for January.

Trouts like the slow water this time of year, or water moving about a slow walking pace. They like midges, baetis, worms, and eggs. If you’re streamer fishing, they like them pulled slow and jigged. Look for risers on the warm afternoons.

I’ll post this week about a clinic next month.

Also, I’ll be back at the Pleasanton Fly Fishing Show after a long hiatus doing a presentation on the The Lower Truckee River in Nevada.

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