TRUCKEE RIVER NEVADA
Fly Fishing the Truckee River, Nevada side.
Probably the most overlooked river in the lower 48, would be the Nevada side of the Truckee River. Big trout call the Nevada side home. Gill has a Masters Guide License in Nevada and was one of the first guides to put the Nevada side on the map. Gill has guided some anglers into brown trout over 30 inches.
West of Reno the Truckee River Nevada is much like the California side. Pocket water, pools, and runs. Gill mainly guides from McCarran Bridge on up through Mogul. While some would call this an urban fishery, once you’re down in the river you wouldn’t guess you’re surrounded by the big city of Reno. Trophy trout call this section home.
The real gem is the Nature Conservancy on the lower Truckee River East of Reno. Over 25 million dollars have been spent by the Nature Conservancy to restore the lower sections of river. Gill mainly uses a raft to float this section. Gill was the first guide to float clients commercially in this section of river and has hundreds of float days doing so. Big cottonwoods, long runs, and big trout make up this section. If you like pounding the banks with big streamers from a boat, this is the place.