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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Truckee Fly Fishing...Betwixt & Between...

...rain, sleet and snow. Or as Kenny Rogers' song intones "...know when to hold'em...fold'em and when to walk away". Well, yesterday (11/28) after a brief one trout session on the LT; I decided to walk away....I haven't put-on my studded tires yet. I have to start thinking about winter fly fishing gear, garb and being comfortable.
wet, cold, sleet-snow
Prior to I experienced three nice sessions and fine weather...betwixt and between
 
The day after Thanksgiving Pancho and I ventured into the Grand Canyon of the Truckee. We timed the outing hoping to find some surface feeders eating BWO's...never happened. The bugs appeared at 1 PM but no fish ate on top, So we adapted; going down. The two brought to hand, a 15" brown and 13" RB ate a #14 Flesh Juan, under an indicator with two BB-shot.
CyberFly!!...studying a long deep riffle 
Pancho taking a break at a placid pool 
 
On Monday me and El Presidente (Tahoe-Truckee Fly Fishers current chief) crossed the border into Nevada and  fished the BT east of Reno in the "Mustang" area.
 
El Presidente worked a long run and hooked-up on some RainBows using a new #12 WhiteFish Egg Pattern he was field-testing. Then Gilligan (aka...da Sheriff of da Canyon) showed-up with  some anglers.
They disembarked and preceded to fish a very nice pool; a quick in-flow at the top with a very nice seam on one edge and a distinct foam-line trailing; a place for some nice Rainbows and big Browns in the quieter water in the gut or tail-out of the pool.
 
a decent RB was netted and a couple of other hook-ups were LDR'd 
Knowing some weather was approaching I fished the "lower-upper" beat  of the LT on Tuesday, 11/27. It was productive. The cfs was just ramped-up from its near 2+-months of 47 cfs to 87 and then 123..."worm-time"! Yes a #14 Flesh Juan got attention resulting in a quick-action, 2-hour,  7 hook-up/5 land  session of both RB's and Browns from 12"-18". Two browns fell for a trailing #20 BH Olive Midge.
a worm eater
...a slabby RainBow
da midge
da worm
 
  
 

6 comments:

  1. Very nice work Uncle Frank.
    Gotta go out once bird blasting season is over.
    Hope you and K had a great weekend. Stay dry and I'll send you flood pics as the trash from the last 5 years floats through Reno on Sunday.

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  2. Hey Frank. If you liked yesterday, the rest of this weekend should really get you excited. Raining like mad down here.

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  3. Mark---Terrible driving conditions on my trip to Reno today...heavy rains and poor visiblity. Snowing at my place in Truckee right now.

    Frank

    PS---Main Truckee is blown-out and brown...Only option for another "window of opportunity" is when the weather clears next week at the LT and the clearing...and...subsiding of the BT.

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  4. What the hell Dean? Deleting my comment? I'll get the Don and the Sheriff on you!

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  5. Crazy Uncle Larry---No, I never deleted it. Normally I get a e-notice when someone has commented. For wahtever reason I never got an alert of your 2 comments. I found both of them in my "comment moderation" section. I would never delete comments from my favorite Gonzo!

    Uncle Frank

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  6. Haha good man. I'm sure my flesh falls under the Spam category in more ways than one..

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