Truckee River, Nevada Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Truckee River, Nevada Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Dry fly action has been excellent. Little Yellow Sallies, Yellow Humpies, and Parachute Adams are good confidence flies for me.
Fishing Report Last Updated:
7 / 8 / 2018
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Truckee River is currently Excellent

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Brian Slusser (California)
Jan Nemac (Nevada)

Water flow: 381 cfs - Downtown Reno NV

Visibility: 24 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 60 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Evening

Best stretch: From Verdi to Stateline on the Nevada side, and stateline to Truckee.

Best access point: Best access points on the river are areas west of Reno including Mayberry Park, Crystal Peak Park, Verdi.

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

PMDs PEDs Little Yellow Sallies Midges Caddis Ants

Fish species: Browns, Rainbows, Cutthroat, Cutbows, Mountain Whitefish, Carp

Fishing season: Year Round

Nearest airport: Reno, NV

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Truckee River Description

The Truckee River originates in the pristine turquoise waters of beautiful Lake Tahoe. Flowing north to north-east it flows 115 miles through the town of Truckee and right through downtown Reno dropping around 2,430 feet before it dumps into Pyramid Lake. The Nevada side of the Truckee starts out similar to the California side with pocket water and lots of riffles. As it works its way east of Reno the water ...

Techniques & Tips

Nymphing produces more success than anything else by far on the Truckee. Be willing to adjust nymphing technique from one place to another here (with or without an indicator).

7-Day Forecast

The flows should moderate around where they are now. This is a great time to be out on the river...the weather, the flows, the bugs, and the fish are all cooperating.

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