EP009: Matt “Gilligan” Koles – Winter Fishing the Truckee River and Pyramid Lake

EP009: Matt “Gilligan” Koles

Fly Fishing the Truckee River and Pyramid Lake

We have all gotten to know Gilligan, Gilligan’s Guide Service, from watching his blog and receiving his fishing reports.  We have stared in awe and respect at the size of the trout he catches and puts his clients on and the frequency with which he can do it.

In Episode 9 Gilligan shares some amazing secrets and insights he has developed by fishing and guiding the Truckee River and Pyramid Lake.  He tells us about his preferred leader construction, techniques and where/when to fish for the huge trout. His approach for fishing the Truckee River in winter and spring.  And how he has kept himself busy during the drought.
One thing becomes apparent in this episode.  He loves to fly fish, loves the water he gets to guide and really enjoys putting clients onto big trout.

A Gilligan Brown Trout from the Truckee River

We covered so much information in this podcast that Gilligan has agreed to meet you all in person during a RFS Happy Hour event here in the Shop.  This will be December 11th at 6:30.  Gilligan will be hanging out in a social environment to show us all some of the stream side tactics he uses and some of the info he shares with his guided guests.  Leader construction, fly selection and gear choice will just be the start of it.

Let us know what you think of this podcast and all of our podcasts by emailing us at podcast@renoflyshop.com.  We really look forward to your feedback and suggestions on future guests.

Gilligan's guest with a big LCT

Show notes:

December 11th @ 6:30 in the Reno Fly Shop join us for a RFS Happy Hour with Gilligan.  BYOB and come ready to learn some great fly fishing secrets.

Doug Ouellette, CALVADA Fly Fishing and Pyramid Lake Guide Service teaches and guides with Gilligan at Pyramid Lake

Rio Outbound Short is a favorite of Gilligan for a shooting head at Pyramid Lake.  As the highlighted product for Episode 9 of the Reno Fly Shop Podcast you can pick up a Rio Outbound Short for 10% off for the next two weeks (until the next podcast drops).

If you are interested in learning some of the casting or fishing techniques we discuss in this episode we provide specialized fly fishing instruction.

Contact Matt directly at Matt “Gilligan” Koles


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