Fly Fishing Report – Truckee River – mid May 2018

Here is Mike Anderson’s on-the-water fly fishing report for the Truckee River mid-May 2018.

The Truckee River is in great shape and flows are continuing to drop into summertime conditions. May showers are moving on and the Truckee River is clear and the fish are on the bite.

Dark thin bodied nymphs have been working the best for us this week. With the Jigged Pheasant Tail (#14 and #16), Jigged Assassin (#16) and the Quill Jig (#14 and #16) working most consistenly. These flies paired with a Stonefly (Biot Epoxy Stone #10) or worm fly (Squirmy Wormy, Floss Worm) seem to be a good combination.

Weight seems to be key so don’t be afraid to add a bit of split shot near your bottom fly.

Euro style nymphing seems to give us the most flexibility to control the depth. Fish are concentrated along seems and just inside of seams of fast water. Keep exploring until you find fish.

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