Indian summer is here! With cool overnight lows and warm sunny days its a great time to get up here. Getting on it early is still paying off, but with shorter days no more 445 wake up calls, hooray! It was 35 degrees in Martis Valley this morning at 6am, and 75 by about 11am. Come prepared dress in layers and expect everything from blazing sun to a dusting of snow over the next few weeks.
Bugwise expect to see standard tiny midges when sun first breaks onto the water, lingering pmd’s,bwo’s(cloudy days),caddis, and maybe a few stones. lately a crayfish with a small pheasant tail off the back has bin doing just fine. I have bin ditching the bobber and highsticking them thru the runs. Pay attention grabs on the dead drift, on the swing, and plenty on a quick strip as well.
With kids back in school the crowds are mostly gone. Lower fall flows make for easy access to lots of normally hard to reach lies. Its an excellent time to book one of our guides and go chasing some Truckee River chrome, or check out any of our other numerous waters. Call the shop with any questions 530-541-8208. See you on the river, Jay