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Truckee River- Lake Tahoe area Fly Fishing Report: January 13th week.

As you might image for this time of year the river is low, clear and cold. Very typical for mid January. 

Almost all of our fish are being caught nymphing deeper, slower runs and soft edges. Stay away from any water that is faster than “walking pace” speed.

Although the browns have been hard to come by, the rainbows are out in full force and looking good as ever. 

Typical winter bugs have done the trick, baetis in 18-22, midges in 20-24, olive or brown soft hackles dead drifted, worms and even small streamers.

We’re finally getting a bit if weather this week so that might get things going as far as dries go. Keep an eye out for baetis, midges and maybe even some winter stones. Fingers crossed.

Also, we’ll be at the ISE show this week in Sacramento. You can find our booth along the casting pond. We’ll also be doing casting demos and Truckee River presentations each day.

Hope to see a few of you there!


Matt Heron

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