Wet wading is coming to an end. Tahoe/Truckee river/Sierras

Fall is nipping our heels…our shall I say brushing our legs.  With the morning temperatures quickly plummeting how much longer can we enjoy the leisure of fishing in our shorts?  A week?  Two weeks?  Nobody knows except good ol mother nature.  Today it was quite nippy in the Tahoe region.  The river was quite brisk this afternoon as we crossed throughout the day.  Id say we are safe as far as dangerous water temps for our fishy friends.  It’s go time!  And if you want to get out a few more times before we need to pull our waders out of the closet, now is it!  Come join us for a day on the water while summer tries to cling on and fall begins to barge in.

The fishing aint too shabby

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The fishing is really starting to pick up here in Tahoe. With the yo-yoing temps and the low flows the river can be a bit temperamental. When you hit it rite tho it has bin pretty good out there. I have had some great trips this week with first timers and veterans alike. With the big summertime visitor hatch waining now is a great time to come up and fish! Bobby’s brown here would make any angler smile, but first fish on the fly! I joked he should just quit while ahead…See you on the water-Jay Swartley

Early bird gets the worm.  High alpine lakes.  Tahoe-Truckee area

The alarm goes off.  It’s 4:58am.  This morning we are off in search for big trout in our High Alpine lakes. The rod is rigged with a fresh streamer tied from the night before. This morning we are looking for that one eager fish.  The one that is willing to pummel our fly.  This type of fishing is all about the chase!

While stalking the shoreline, climbing up giant granite boulders looking for another deep channel to huck our bugs into.  We notice the serenity the new fall weather is bringing us.  The holidays have past.  It’s quieting down around here. I like it.  And so do the fish.

Taking it all in we pull that fresh streamer off the guide of our fly rod.  Strip some line off and begin flailing and waving in attempt to get some line out.  We get lucky this time.  It doesn’t tangle up in the trees behind us and lands out just where we hoped it would.  As we strip our fly back to us we think about nothing.  All thoughts are focused on this moment alone.  We strip our fly back. Nothing. Go figure.  Throughout the morning we see numerous prudes.  Snobs I like to call them.  Seeing that monster trout swim up from the depths with its eyes locked in on your streamer, only to see him turn around and swim right back down where he came from.  As if his nose is held up high like he is too good for you or your bugs.

But sometimes we get lucky.  You got to look at it like a hunt.  After all we are hunting for that one nice fish.  And when it all comes together it can be very memorable.  We at Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters are all about making memories.   Good ones.  So come join us in the fun because we would love to show you a good time out on the water.

Guided Fly Fishing Truckee River!

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Guided Fly Fishing Trips on the Truckee River are back and the fishing has been good but limited due to the on going drought.  The Truckee River has taken a bit of a hit due to the lack of water, but not so much that it is not worth fishing.  Our guides can help you boost through that tough learning curve helping you find the fish of the mighty Truckee. We have another warming trend coming up as summer creeps to a crawl and fall weather starts rearing its head.  This cooling trend is what we have all been waiting for.  Not only us, but most of all the trout.  Cooler water means more active fish.  And it also allows us as anglers and guides to start playing with our fishy friends again in a safe and ethical manner.  Think higher flows…below the boca inlet would be a good place to start.  Above that the water is too low and just plain cruel to tussle in.  Again, lets keep ethics in mind.  So, with all that in mind come join us for a day on the water and your fly fishing guide will help show you a fun day out on the water, making sure your expectations are met and a good time is had by all. Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters has been guiding the Tahoe-Truckee area for 20 years now and our guides are some of the best in the area!  Book your guided adventure today at 530-541-8208.

Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters

Sawmill Lake Fly Fishing

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Come fish with us at Sawmill Lake… You wouldnt even know we are in the middle of a drought… big fish taking dries off the surface… call us to book your trip today

Fly Fishing Guide School 2016!

Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters is proud and excited to announce that our 6th annual Fly Fishing Guide School dates have been set.  We will be conducting next year’s school Monday thru Saturday 5/9/16 to 5/14/15. After you complete school, you can add on two “shadow days” with any of our guides for an 8 day experience.  Fulfill your dreams and join us for the most comprehensive fly fishing guide school in the industry.  Feel free to contact me with any questions you might have and follow us for more information and details.

We are very proud to be a Simms endorsed Guide School

Rick McGuire, Guide School Director 530-318-5694  rickemcguire@yahoo.com

8 Hour Intensive Introduction to Fly Fishing

Full Day Introduction to Fly Fishing Course, Course Curriculum Includes: Equipment Knots and rigging Entomology and fly selection Trout behavior Reading water Safe wading techniques Presenting the fly & understanding the drift Fly casting–including the overhead, roll, and lob cast Local fly fishing options As this is a non-fishing course you will not need a license unless you are going to fish after the course is complete. Most of the class will take place outside, weather permitting. Participants need to…

Course Curriculum Includes:

  • Equipment
  • Knots and rigging
  • Entomology and fly selection
  • Trout behavior
  • Reading water
  • Safe wading techniques
  • Presenting the fly & understanding the drift
  • Fly casting–including the overhead, roll, and lob cast
  • Local fly fishing options
  • As this is a non-fishing course you will not need a license unless you are going to fish after the course is complete.
  • Most of the class will take place outside, weather permitting.

Participants need to bring lunch, water, appropriate clothing, a portable outdoor chair, and any of your own equipment. Rods, reels, waders, and boots (all necessary except waders in the summer) can be rented at the shop.

This course will provide you with all the necessary information and techniques to begin your own personal fly fishing adventure!

Rick McGuire TFFO instructor 530-318-5694 rickemcguire@yahoo.com

Kids love to fish!

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No question folks, kids love to fish! Truth is a lot of the time they do better than mom and dad. There is no better time than the warm days of summer to get the younglings out on the water. And no better way than booking a guided trip up at sawmill lake. Call the shop to book or to get more info!

July Intensive Intro to Fly Fishing

Full Day Introduction to Fly Fishing Course

Course Curriculum Includes:

  • Equipment
  • Knots and rigging
  • Entomology and fly selection
  • Trout behavior
  • Reading water
  • Safe wading techniques
  • Presenting the fly & understanding the drift
  • Fly casting–including the overhead, roll, and lob cast
  • Local fly fishing options
  • As this is a non-fishing course you will not need a license unless you are going to fish after the course is complete.
  • Most of the class will take place outside, weather permitting.

Participants need to bring lunch, water, appropriate clothing, a portable outdoor chair, and any of your own equipment. Rods, reels, waders, and boots (all necessary except waders in the summer) can be rented at the shop.

This course will provide you with all the necessary information and techniques to begin your own personal fly fishing adventure!

Rick McGuire TFFO instructor 530-318-5694 rickemcguire@yahoo.com

It is not all doom and gloom!

Yes it is true that our beloved Truckee is not faring well with the ongoing drought. It seems like all you see scrolling on the internet is how bad things are. Well there is still some great summertime fishing out there, from high lakes and spring creeks to carp fishing down low. I have spent my last few days all over the area from the West Walker to Sawmill Lake on the north shore of Tahoe. If you know where to look and when to go, the fishing has been good to great. So grab that 3 wt and go for a hike, break out the poppers and chase some bass, or check out some other great rivers and lakes in the Sierra. With the busy days of summer its a great time to check out some private water like Sawmill Lake. Call the shop for inquiries!image Here is Kimmy with a fine specimen of a Sawmill Lake rainbow, not a bad first fish ever! Good job Kimmy!