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    Spent last weekend in Reno... Girlfriend wanted to go to Vegas, I was bored there besides I found out that the Truckee River flows right through Reno. The plan was for her to go gambling and me to go fishing. We arrive Friday and head to the Orvis store. The nice gentleman suggested some flies and suggested a few areas to try. He also gave me some advice on the catch rate, "If you catch zero fish on your first day you had a great day, if you catch zero fish on your second day, you still have had a great day." So with that in mind I get the flies, leader and the all important 18 dollar fishing license for the day.

    Next morning I awake to dark and stormy clouds. I think to myself that well the fish are already wet, they wont mind the weather. I drive up to one of the areas the gentleman from Orvis suggested and over the hum of some industrial equipment, I get into my flyfishing outfit for the day. I walk past the graffilthied up rock and hop into the water. I cast out into a nice run but no fish. I hike up the river and find some soft water right behind a log that had fallen over. Upstream from me are a few bait fisherman, one is casting out lures while the other looked to be bait and wait fishing. Neither one of them were closer than a hundred yards so I cast behind the log and I get a fish to hand. Second cast same thing. Third cast no bites but realize that my flies are caught up on the indicator. About this time it starts pouring.. Stupid me I left my hat at home and my jacket in the jeep... Well with fishing this good I am not leaving.. I stayed in that section and had probably 20 fish to hand. The guys that were bait fishing were hunkered down under the bridge and watching me. I hope I put on a great show especially with each cast a quick pic and released back into the river. I would have moved around a bit more but with the rain coming down in buckets I cut it short after about a hour in that section. A quick call to the hotel had the GF putting some coffee on for me. It continued to rain all day and it didnt clear up until later that evening... Ohh well the GF had fun and lost all of her money and some of mine but I can't wait to get back there again. Fishing will probably never be as good as that one section but I would have liked to fish more and just enjoy the scenery.I did go back and get the jacket on during a lull in the rain though.. I had to get back there and see if I broke the toy
    The drive up had me stopping in Mammoth to purchase chains for the jeep... Yeah I know with 4x4 you don't really need them but by law according to the chain checkpoint on the way to Big Bear last year, you must have them in your vehicle. We had some snow up at Crowley and ran into some patches past Mammoth. Never did put the chains on. Ohh well onto some pics
    Some of you might know where this is:

    abit more help... hint it flows into Crowley

    The drive up

    First fish

    This one was fun

    another nice fish

    Right below that log

    Downstream, Yep its beautiful up here

    The jeep in its natural winter setting

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    Looks like a lot more fun than gambling!

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    I'm lovin' the pictures of that little river man! Everything here is iced right now and I'm relying on you guys to show me the water!

    Good post here,

    Ard

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    Great trip report and photos. I have heard the same thing about that river, it is a tough technical place to fish but can be rewarding and hitting the water in bad weather can sometimes turn the fish on. Congrats on the great fishing and putting on such a wonderful display in front of the bait fisherman, wonder if those guys are now looking into fly fishing.

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    Good old Mcgee creek

    Great story and glad you showed up those bait fisherman! With the winter we had last year though, Im praying for as much rain as we can get.

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    Nice shots there Sean! What we really need is a good snowpack this season, time release water. milt.
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    Large chunks of Washington and Western Oregon have the same wish .... "Rain, Rain go away!"
    When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost. - Billy Graham"

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredaevans View Post
    Large chunks of Washington and Western Oregon have the same wish .... "Rain, Rain go away!"
    If you could, could you please send it down south to sunny and DRY southern Ca? We could really use some replenishment on the locals out here, I havent seen them this low in a few years
    Sean

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    The Truckee can be your best friend or your worst ex girlfriend. All in all it is one of the best rivers I have fished. Next time you come to town give me a holler and I'll show you around

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    If you live on the banks of the Rogue River ... button up, things are going to get interesting.

    USGS Current Conditions for USGS 14339000 ROGUE RIVER AT DODGE BRIDGE, NEAR EAGLE POINT, OR
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