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    20190127_181949 by James Landis, on Flickr

    Casey is dialing it in! I see purple!
    She made a few drifts and made a change.......the next drift was a fish.
    Midges and Baetis of course.........BUT, Skwallas are around somewhere......
    And there are a few Winter Stones now appearing.
    Water is very clear and low. Use your best ninja approach, and THE best drift you have ever made.........
    SWEEP-SET.....................

    Jim
    Last edited by Bigfly; 01-28-2019 at 05:42 PM.
    The bar isn't set by the fish we catch, but by the one's we don't.

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    20190209_131707[1] by James Landis, on Flickr

    My protege at work on the bad-ass storm day.......3 deg above zero.
    Fishing a Mole fly to risers.......to good effect.
    We were the only ones out fishing for the entire area.
    Dedication to fun is the key for me. It's great finding a student that can hang with me too!
    That, and good warm gear of course..........

    Jim
    Last edited by Bigfly; 02-12-2019 at 03:17 PM.

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    That looks like my kind of fishing.
    Kevin
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    "Not every day is filled with sunshine. Some days you're the pigeon, some days you're the statue"
    "If God had intended for man to only fish on weekends, He never would have created the other 5 days of the week."

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    20190223_124552 by James Landis, on Flickr

    He went from bank fishing with snow shoes, to wading with snow shoes.........

    20190222_114239[1] by James Landis, on Flickr

    Fishing is good.........both nymphing and dries...........
    Not a soul out but us......which is why we are out this time of year.....

    Jim
    The bar isn't set by the fish we catch, but by the one's we don't.

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    Cut back on the pics Jim. You're killing me here. I'm dying over here in this God forsaken land. What I wouldn't do to smell good ol' US soil and clean, clear river waters.
    Kevin
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    "Not every day is filled with sunshine. Some days you're the pigeon, some days you're the statue"
    "If God had intended for man to only fish on weekends, He never would have created the other 5 days of the week."

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    Hey Fella's
    Loving the winter pics! Im coming up this weekend and was wondering about access to the river with all the recent snow? Would be my first time fishing the Truckee in the winter....and would love any hot tips on access. Should I just be looking for any reasonable parking spot along glenshire or hirschdale and try to slog my way thru the snow?

    Any hot tips PM or otherwise would be appreciated!

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    Sorry I missed your post.....best to call, or text me, as I'm not a frequent poster.
    Snow shoes would have been my advise....
    And a big stick as well.......
    We have midges,skwallas and BWOs in stock.
    Let us hear how it went.

    Jim
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    Going easy today on Kev.....no pics.
    There is hope that Spring is coming!
    The tops of the Sage brush is showing, and the days are a bit warmer.....several blue bird days in a row.
    The fishing has been good, with the flows at 1390cfs, steady, and clear with 6ft of vis.
    The Skwallas are almost done, and the March Brown Mays are starting to pop.
    Still a few Winter stones, and BWOs are a mainstay....
    I have caught fish on dries, bobber, and streamer in the last two weeks.
    I would still bring snow shoes, frozen in the morning and easy, but on a warm afternoon you may be post-holing thigh deep.
    The big fish are near the edge in these flows, don't spook them on approach.
    Bring a longer handled net , because the fish don't want to come on shore, and you don't want to wade.
    Those that don't know how to fish bigger water need to learn from someone who does! Because the big guys play now.
    We find it just gets better as the flows come up. At 4-5000cfs they will stack very close to shore.
    There is plenty for them to eat, and nobody bothering them yet.....(or so they think).
    This is my personal favorite time of year to fish. Far better than later when the flows are low, people are pounding them, and big guys are hiding.
    I've said this every year I've posted here, and my phone doesn't seem to ring......my best advise, is to fish the water most fishers call blown out. Your personal best fish is waiting.

    Jim
    Last edited by Bigfly; 03-26-2019 at 09:47 AM.
    The bar isn't set by the fish we catch, but by the one's we don't.

    Bigfly

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    No time to go out west yet but I was able to get out Monday and catch a few slabs for the frying pan.
    Freezer has plenty of table fare now. Need to get out west and catch the "fun" fish.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigfly View Post
    Going easy today on Kev.....no pics.
    There is hope that Spring is coming!
    Jim
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    Flows are bigger!!!
    Approaching 2000cfs in town and bigger down below.
    It's a locals time of year.....and big fish time of year.
    I used to think like everyone else.....fishing in Summer.......was normal.
    Now I'm about done by Summer......it just gets harder to find a fish....and harder to find a place to fish without another angler.
    The fish now have their hair down and are hungry. The question is, do you have the game? And enough split-shot.
    March Browns are starting to pop. A few Skwallas still around......
    Baetis are about, when the clouds are happening....and still seeing a couple of Winter stones.
    It's streamer time too.........
    Remember not to fish a place where you can't follow.....and to run if you do hook up!

    Jim
    The bar isn't set by the fish we catch, but by the one's we don't.

    Bigfly

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