River Flows Have Dropped

River Flows Have Dropped

5-9-2019
Reno Fly Shop
(775) 323-3474

River flows have dropped a lot since our last report. Flows are above 3,250 cfs at the Reno gage. We believe that these levels will be sustained for the next few weeks.

Fishing has been amazing! It’s been really fun to explore the river looking for the perfect type of water, and even more rewarding when you start getting into fish in these areas. The water velocity has been an important variable to observe. Water flowing at a walking pace or slower is where these fish are hiding, and sometimes in shallower water than expected.
Larger ESN flies (10-12) and stoneflies have been working. Worms are still working as well and will do so as the water is off color. Fish will start to get more selective as water level drops and clears. Carots, Duracell and Perdigon have been our go to flies.

Flies That We Suggest: Carot, Squirmy Worm, San Juan Worm, Wire Worm, Perdigon black and red, CDC Red Tag, Tunghead Stonefly, Hot Spot, Mylar Prince, Spanish Bullet, Masked Marauder, Quill Jig