October 29, 2015 Fishing Report | November Class Schedule


Pyramid Lake

The high pressure weather pattern that has been with us for a couple weeks is breaking down as I write this and it appears that we will be transitioning into more of a stormy pattern.  The fishing at the lake will benefit from some wind and stormy weather.  It will provide the chance to stir up and cool the surface water conditions which will bring the LCT into shallower water with more consistency.

Fishing has been good but only to get better as the season moves into stormier and cooler weather. Swing by the shop or call to see what things have changed and to get day to day reports.

Not much has changed yet on fly selection. Tui-Chub patterns are still the top producers with the Chartreuse Boobies playing a very strong supporting role. Balanced leeches and minnows fished at moderate depths have also been a good choice.

Flies: Boobies Chartreuse and Black, Bellyache Minnow #1/0, Weir’s Sculpin #4, Jan’s Tui Chub 4, HMD Balanced Leech #4.

Main Truckee River (between Little Truckee confluence and east Verdi)

The brown trout have been out moving around and are responding to a well presented streamer.  This time of year we might not catch a lot of fish but when you hook into one of these bucks you won’t soon forget the experience.  There are spawning fish in the system.  Watch out for redds and please stay clear of them.

Storms will impact low flow conditions pretty quickly.  Check the flows link on our website renoflyshop.com river conditions.


Swimming and swinging streamers has been a bunch of fun lately. High sticking and indicator nymphing have also been working.

Flies: Stanley Streamer #6, BH Flashtail Bugger Black and Olive #8 and #10, Tak’s Minnow Rainbow, Sexstone #8 and #10, BH PT #12 and #14 and Quasimodo #14 and #16

Lake Davis and Frenchman’s Reservoir

Things have improved at Lake Davis with better weather and wind conditions that past couple of weeks but still not super productive.  Low water and mild weather might be the conditions that make the Fall of 2015 one we simply scratch up to being “one of those seasons” at Lake Davis.  Fish are being caught and temps are in great shape.  If you are in the area and want to fish, it might end up being a great day.  We hope you do and have a great time.

Jon Baiocchi, Baiocchi’s Troutfitters, is still booking trips and will have up to date information on his website. Check it out.


Frenchman’s Reservoir has continued to be a good spot to bring trout to net.  Fish are cruising and fattening up for winter.  We have had reports of double digit days from shore and tube.  The fish are moving so it might take some exploration to find them but once you do it should be a fun afternoon.

Flies: Flashtail Bugger #10 Olive and Brown, Balanced Leech #6 Olive and Brown, Sheep Creek Special #10 and #12.

November Class Schedule

Winter Series on Fly Fishing Basics – November 10th, 12th and 17th
6:30 at the Reno Fly Shop

We had quite a few requests to put together a winter series on fly fishing.  We have our first scheduled for November 10, 12 and 17.

Nov. 10th – Introduction to Fly Fishing, Styles for moving and stillwater, Knots and Rigging and much more.

Nov. 12th – Basic Fly Tying – Tools, techniques and tying some of the most effective patterns in all of our fly boxes.

Nov. 17th – Fly Casting – Getting together and putting fly rods in our hands is what it is all about.  We will find a place that we will cover most of the casting techniques you will use on moving and stillwaters.

The classes are $25 per class or $60 for all three and will be held with 3 to 6 participants. Please call the shop with any questions and more details.

ECHO SHADOW II – 3wt 10′ and 4wt 10’6″

In Episode 7 you heard explain after much experimentation the ECHO Shadow II 3100 was his chosen whip day in and day out.  We can’t agree more.  On our local rivers and streams where nymphing is the name of the game we can’t think of a better rod then that Shadow II for all around versatility.  We think Wayne explained it best about Echo’s customer support/warranty and the rod’s price at $249

Here is how Echo describes the Shadow II

Designed by Tim and Team USA’s Pete Erickson, these powerful, moderate- to faster-action “long-light” European-style nymphing rods deliver critical feel and line control with an added bonus: They’ll actually cast a dry fly when your feeling dirty. An optional competition package, sold separately, includes two 6″ extensions that add extra reach, either 6″ or 12″, a screw-in fighting butt and counterweight washers that fine-tune balance. The ultimate fishing competition rod, bar none.

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