Fly Fishing the Truckee River, California side.

The California side of Truckee River is a classic big water “freestone” trout stream with long runs, pools, and pocket water. Gill guides the wild trout water below the inlet of the Little Truckee River at Boca to the state line of Nevada. The Truckee River flows East from Boca through rugged canyons down into the West side of Reno.  All of this water holds large populations of wild trout including the fish of a lifetime. On any given day Gilligan will guide where the fishing is best, sometimes it’s close to his home in Hirschdale, and other times, lower in the canyons. Gill has spent a lifetime cutting his teeth in the canyons of the Truckee River, and knows the lower stretches like the back of his hand. The Truckee River’s self sustaining population of wild rainbow and brown trout do not fool easily. Proper technique and presentation are a must. Gill mainly teaches tight line nymphing techniques, Euro, and has popularised it’s effectiveness on the Truckee River. There are some that say the Truckee River is the most difficult river they have ever fished. A guided trip with Gilligan’s Guide Service on the California side of the Truckee River will introduce you to techniques and flies to land these tough trout.