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Old 07-02-2011, 01:11 PM
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Flows have dropped. It's finally summer.
Still some MARCH browns popping. That alone helps us understand how far from "normal" this season. Try a tan birds nest sz14.
Golden stone nymphs lurking near shore waiting for the right day to emerge.
You can fish non-flying black ants, all summer.
Starting to kick up hoppers, big and small.
Hopper/dropper in slack water, or better yet, drowned.
Termites are going off. Try tying one up, and drowning it.
(sz 16 red body, sz8 wing)
Same goes for every other food form around. Drown it.
At these flows many bugs don't survive the emerge/mate/oviposit cycle.
Getting swept under in a foamy riffle.
Just because fish aren't rising, doesn't mean they're not eating.
Green drakes popping. Sparse/protracted hatch, find slack waters in the evening.
Nymphs up near shore. Very dark backs this year.
HBI's are apearing more often in the seine. Some flying.
Many, Little Yellow sally nymphs. Iron sally pattern works.
PMD's are around a bit.
Same with micro-caddis.
A sj worm may do it too.
Never doubt a midge's value as a dropper.
Hooked up more on a streamer recently as well. Sculpins are on the menu, fry too!
Many dark morph fingerlings in slews/backwater. sz6-8 brown bugger.
As I'm posting this, a friend regaled me with the "fat fish footrace" he had. Fifty yards of scrambling before his 3x leader parted.
Be prepared to run. These fish are strong, after fighting the high water.
Since this is a year-round river, these fish aren't so easily fooled.
Be a little sneaky, get a good drift, and anything could happen.
Enjoy the weekend, be safe.

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Old 07-12-2011, 07:47 AM
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Thanks for the report Jim, Been itching to get on the river, just not itching to take a cold bath, so I have been waiting for things to slow down. I have to stay near town the next two weekends, so might do a little scouting east of town to see if there is anyplace fishable.

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Caddis are coming off pretty heavy. Fox's pupa has been hooking decent rainbows for me in the day. Finally getting some fish to rise to drys the last few evenings aswell. mainly E/C caddis. One monster brown on a san juan the other day. I mainly fish between Truckee and Glenshire
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Caddis are coming off pretty heavy. Fox's pupa has been hooking decent rainbows for me in the day. Finally getting some fish to rise to drys the last few evenings aswell. mainly E/C caddis. One monster brown on a san juan the other day. I mainly fish between Truckee and Glenshire
Interesting...I was looking at the flow Chart on Saturday and almost ran up for a few hours yesterday, because from what the charts showed I figured near town it was shaping up. I guess I should have gone with my gut. Hopefully, sometime this week will work out.
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The river is looking good in Reno!! A little high still but much clearer than it was. As good as the river is looking I am still going to do some Bassin this weekend if anyone wants to join. My son and I are heading up to the reservoirs to see what we can get into.
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I think the river is officially at normal summertime levels. found an insane amount of caddis in the canyon today. seeing large golden stones about, and finally some good grasshopper action this afternoon. I think the fish are still in transition from spring to summer lyes, so there a bit tricky to find. Personally, i keep getting schooled. I consider myself a drift master and an amatuer lander. I fool alot of big fish into taking my flys and then lose em befor i get them to the net. Only makes it that much more rewarding though when they do make it.
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looks like 1100 east of sparks, might be worth getting a line wet, probably gonna give it a shot on Sunday.

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Getting fish to hand here, is a continuing education program.
These guys are good.....
We need to be good too.......
Practice, practice, practice......
I get to see a bunch of "fish accidents", a huge grab, followed by brain freeze, too tight a rein and biggy is gone. Elapsed time, 3 seconds.
It's the reason I still fish here.
It ain't easy.

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OK. water flows are down.
It's early and late guys.
Caddis are going off.
Large PMD's too.
Little yellow sallies as well.
Mostly eating pupal forms just under the surface.
Tan and green sz 18.
But try a EC caddis too.
Fish shade, and foamy curtains.
Dredge during the day, dry/dropper in the evenings.

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havent seen any big browns around lately. Broke a freight train rainbow off 3x around 6am this morn. 7 on, 4 in the net. all 16-18" or so except the biggies that got away. Try not to fish all the same flies as everybody else. Streamers might still get you a good brown especially down in the lower river, and now that the lake tahoe gates open. flows went up a little up river and down a bit down river. shouldnt mess things up too much though! its a great time to fish and everybody knows it. get up early and reward yourself
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