re: Truckee river (CA not NV)
Glad to read that you caught fish! I'm working on being able to go up tomorrow morning all depends if one of my children are working or not and will be able to stay with grandma while I get out for few hours.
Attention New Fly Fishers and those just wanting to improve- Join a Fly Fishing Club. They have classes on every aspect of fly fishing for beginners to advanced for free or cheaper than offered elsewhere. Some offer mentor programs. You will make friends with other fly fishers. Clubs often have outings in which members pay special group rates for guides or to fish prime private access areas.