Season Change

Since the fires in CA aren’t showing any signs of slowing, I finally decided to throw the buff on and get outside anyway.  This 21″ bow made some great runs.  It seems with the dropping temps, the oxygen is up and so is the piss and vinegar in the Truckee.  They are fighting harder and getting airborne.

I found this 23″ brown with a mouse streamer hanging out the side of his mouth, dead in 4 inches of water.  I’m guessing someone put the night-stalk on the previous evening and something went wrong.  Not sure what would have killed him.  Funny thing is, my buddy at Orvis sold the exact streamer two days before I found this, and they are the only local distributors. 

This brown pounded a tiny black nymph and gave me a run for my money.  Nice shoulders.  First time I can remember having the river to myself in weeks.

The ugliest crawdad pattern you’ll see.  At some point I inherited this dastardly looking thing.  I am a firm believer in the “ug” factor.  Fooled the healthy bow below, whom had me fooled that she was a much bigger brown.

Dave Hamel is a good dude of Pyramid Cutthroat fame.  We met up to hit the Truckee and had a productive morning.  After resting a run below us that was pounded for quite a while by a guy on the opposite bank, Dave found this gorgeous brown.  Congrats on the recent engagement Dave.

My favorite midge pattern these days and a few other shots for my kids to Google in a decade.  

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