This single day workshop and practical afternoon fishing opportunity by Jon Baiocchi is for special tactics in fishing high water, and we may just have quite a bit of that this year. The workshop will be held on the Truckee River and encompass rod/reel/line/leader/tippet selection; finding fish in the currents, water safety, and fishing styles specific to high water situations.
The workshop will consist of a morning "stream-side classroom" session and an afternoon practical session on the river fishing with the described techniques.
High water tactics are an important tool for those anglers who fish the Truckee River due to the yearly spring thaw and snowmelt. Extreme caution is advised when fishing high water and wading too deep is highly discouraged. Don’t let high dirty water discourage you from fishing, learn the techniques to be more proficient during such times.
From downtown Truckee, take Donner Pass road towards the I-80 freeway. Turn right on Glenshire Drive and travel for 2.5 miles. Turn right into the gravel parking lot across from Highland Ave. From I-80, take the 188A exit. Turn right on Donner Pass Road. Travel a short distance and turn left on Glenshire Drive. Travel for 2.5 miles. Turn right into the gravel parking lot across from Highland Ave.
Cost: $150.00 per person
Fishmeister: Rob Farris, (925)286-5502; firstname.lastname@example.org
Accommodations and Food:
Each individual is responsible for their own lodging and food with many options available in the Truckee/Tahoe/Reno area within a close distance to the river.
Gear and Tackle Recommendations:
Fishing Instruction/Workshop Notes: Tight Line nymphing presentations and Streamer tactics -Leader Formulas -Fly Recommendations -Access Areas -Local Inside Knowledge. Leaders, tippets, egg beads + rigging, lunch, drinks, and handouts included.
Rod & line weights/types: 5 or 6 weight rods, reels and floating lines
Leaders and tippet: Fishing style dependent and Jon will assist during the workshop on rigging for the day.
Other gear: Standard waders, boots, wading staff (for the Truckee) and normal fishing wear.
Flies: Slump Buster (black, olive) 2-6, Bunny Leech (black) 2-6, Jimmy Leg Stone (black, brown) 4-8, Two Bite Golden Stone 4-8, Squirmy Worm (red, flesh) 10-12, San Juan Worm (red, flesh) 10-12, Crayfish patterns 4-8, Psycho Prince 12-14.