I like to give an honest assessment. When folks call, I tell it like it is. You might, or might not hook fish this time of year when the Truckee’s running high and cold, but when you do they will be big. If your a novice fly angler and you’ve never landed a big fish usually the death grip ensues and you lose them. I see it happen time and time again. You can be like Matt today who just kept yanking on his trophy rainbow and ripped the fly right out of his mouth, we got a good laugh out of it. Let the fish run a bit then chase him down and regain your line. We’ve been hooking big fish each time out, just not landing. It can be tough bringing them back through all the heavy current. If you’re wondering about fishing the Truckee, I know this river pretty well and we can find spots even in the heavy water below Boca. Is it as good as summer, no, but it beats sitting on the couch all day. Matt hung in there today and did end up with a nice wild bow for the camera, good job brother. These are some shots from the last few days.