Re: Fast Rivers and "Go To" flies and technique
I'm not sure how long you've been fishing the Truckee but it can be a VERY fickle river. Even the best of fly guys get skunked quite often. Flow level and clarity have a lot to do with why you weren't getting into fish. They really hunker down when their habitat changes. As far as the recommendations of flies to use, I know a couple of guys there will tell you to use whatever fly they want to sell that day not necessarily what is working. Since Andy and Arlo left there I haven't been there that much due to a couple of jerks that are still there. My suggestion is just keep throwing everything you can at them until you find something that will work and move around a lot.