by Brett Coffman
This spring has been rough for fisherman. Only a handful have been fortunate enough to get on the river during optimal flows, but the few that have-have been rewarded with excellent fishing. I’ve been torn between fresh powder days or Skwala days on my few days off from work. I did finally get my NV fishing license and my wife and I got out for a few hours the other week. What we found was stoneflies, blue wing olives, and midges in abundance - typical of this time of year. Fish were all over the stones, except the rainbow that made my day by eating a dry BWO. Watching a 20” wild bow slurp your fly is something that compares only to sex - at least here in the lower 48. Well, I’m sure there are places in Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming that compare. The Truckee is what we should say - dry, (no pun intended) in the top water action at least. Good luck if you can catch the flows just right for fishing. California side is probably the best bet for now. Flows on NV rose to over 1000cfs as of this writing. Yikes!