The Truckee, the largest of the three major rivers in the Reno area, provides year-round fly fishing. Easy access, beautiful canyon scenery, and feisty wild trout earn the Truckee an easy 8 on the quality-of-fly-fishing scale. The truth though is that the Truckee is a tough river to fly fish. Wide and fast in some areas, this freestone stream can be very tricky to wade. Proper presentations are difficult to make in the pocket water, big riffles, and deep runs. Success here requires skill in getting the right flies in front of the fish. Types of Fish: Rainbow and brown trout, with isolated populations of cutthroat and brookies. This fly-fishing chapter describes the "where, when, and how" for fishing in this area. It includes a full-page map and information on the known hatches, suggested equipment to use, the best flies to use, season, limits, nearby accommodations, and camping.
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