Truckee River Trip – April 13th

Friday the 13th the conditions looked great for a good hatch on the lower river: total overcast, intermittent snow and NO WIND!  My client hooked a couple of fish on BWO nymphs and caddis pupa before noon, including a chunky brown that escaped by spitting the hook..  About 1:00pm the BWOs started to hatch in small numbers.  He caught a couple of small ones, including the only fish we saw rise.  By 3:00pm the bugs were everywhere, the wind had picked up and there were very few rising fish.  Using a Parachute Adams as an indicator and a small BWO nymph underneath, we were fishing a small seam where we had seen a couple of fish “flash” as if they were eating nymphs.  On about the 15th drift, a 23″ rainbow ate the dry.  After a great fight, the beauty was landed.  Congratulations Tyler.  Fantastic fish!!!!


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