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  1. Thread: Truckee

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    When I first came up to Truckee, I was told you...

    When I first came up to Truckee, I was told you have to be here 20 years to be a local...
    Now that I've been here 30 yrs I have the OK I guess to use the word.
    Ya don't have to be born here or even...
  2. Thread: Truckee

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    https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7876/46497926324_b2...

    https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7876/46497926324_b210a7a7e7_k.jpg20190222_114239[1] by James Landis, on Flickr

    Locals are having fun as always.....hardly tuff going......just your regular winter as...
  3. Thread: Truckee, CA.

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    Truckee, CA.

    https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7851/46853977702_c9748858c0_z.jpg20190127_181949 by James Landis, on Flickr

    We are having fun as usual........
    It is so warm up here it feels like winters...
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    Larry, not like that............ My elbow is...

    Larry, not like that............
    My elbow is above my ear!
    These guys never raised the arms at all. They show me that dry fly indoctrination....
    And a stack mend on the T just makes it easy for...
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    I think most of the years I fished a 9ft rod were...

    I think most of the years I fished a 9ft rod were nearly a waste of time....now that I wield an 11ftr.
    Both rods I carry are 11ft. A 6wt switch and a 3wt ESN. They allow surgical drifts....with a...
  6. If I was King for a day........all revenue from...

    If I was King for a day........all revenue from fish and "wildlife" fees would NOT go the the general fund for the state.
    Only 20% of fines go the F&W. the rest goes to the county where the...
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    I had a buddy hook-up last year in almost 3000cfs...

    I had a buddy hook-up last year in almost 3000cfs with a sz 18 BWO dry........on a switch rod.
    He had to seriously chase the fish (read sprint), AND get his net extended at the same time. Captured...
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    https://farm1.staticflickr.com/977/41170887564_ae6...

    https://farm1.staticflickr.com/977/41170887564_ae6051a5fb_b.jpgimagejpeg_0 (2) by James Landis, on Flickr

    Big water is good! This Brown was my first drift of the day....I was supposed to be...
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    I used to haunt the "mid" on windy days with big...

    I used to haunt the "mid" on windy days with big surf, I wore a dry-top to "duck waves". Often all by myself..
    Now I prefer to tube it....IF the wind is from the east....
    The fish aren't always in...
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    Can't say that it's really harder to learn on a...

    Can't say that it's really harder to learn on a switch. Being a foot or so shorter makes it more approachable.
    I have taught spey casts on the T for 11 years with a switch, only because it's not...
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    Have Mnt Lions been an issue with Seals? Spent...

    Have Mnt Lions been an issue with Seals?
    Spent my life walking around unarmed and alone in all the right places., and have managed to see only one.
    And humans populations definitely need an alpha...
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    I hope the sniffer goes away....... Jim

    I hope the sniffer goes away.......

    Jim
  13. Thread: Truckee, CA.

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    Truckee, CA.

    https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7911/45827063025_b667531bc3_b.jpgimagejpeg_0 by James Landis, on Flickr
    Winter can be some of the best fishing all year........

    ...
  14. Thread: Truckee, CA.

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    Double post

    Sorry for double post.....I suspect a little sleep depravation involved.
    Maybe Bill can make it go away?
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    We'll keep an eye/ear peeled. I lost one last...

    We'll keep an eye/ear peeled.
    I lost one last year.......sigh.
    It will happen if you fish enough....

    Jim
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    I have been mentioning mud on my posts for many...

    I have been mentioning mud on my posts for many years. If your leader sits on the meniscus or surface tension, it creates a shadow that is large enough that a fish may refuse....
    The Brits use...
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    Practical and inexpensive, I can't imagine...

    Practical and inexpensive, I can't imagine camping any other way......I'll pass on RVs and trailers and camp grounds...........


    Jim
  18. Thread: Truckee, CA.

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    Was going to post a pic of snow here......but it...

    Was going to post a pic of snow here......but it is just more white. Ha.
    I'll get a shot when the sun shines next....




    Edit.....11/29/18
    It is time to fish......or ski....we got about 24"...
  19. Thread: Found gear...

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    Found gear...

    Someone made a hasty exit and left some fly gear at the Glennshire day-use area.....
    Email or call and identify...
    It happened yesterday pm.

    Jim
  20. Thread: Truckee, CA.

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    Yfly10.....Thanks for getting back......It is...

    Yfly10.....Thanks for getting back......It is good to know the reports are helping. You been hooking up?
    I don't really mind your or other reports, (I can't be out every day) just not into...
  21. Thread: Truckee, CA.

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    Wisps of vapor on the water at dawn.....It's time...

    Wisps of vapor on the water at dawn.....It's time to fish! Honestly, the rest of the year is for practice!!!!!
    The clouds helped the fishy factor this week. Fish shade if sunny.
    Mahogany Duns are a...
  22. Thread: Truckee, CA.

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    Not trying to be funny....really. That's called...

    Not trying to be funny....really.
    That's called a segue.....
    All summer long, I miss being out in the shite, in the night. When most are snug in their beds, and you can't see where you are...
  23. Thread: Truckee, CA.

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    Hey Jon... The T has has never been a Caddis ...

    Hey Jon...
    The T has has never been a Caddis bucket list spot like the McCloud, for the 30 years I've fished it, we get some and I fish them.
    I just like the way a big fish swirls on them. The...
  24. Thread: Truckee, CA.

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    It's fishy time! The fish much prefer this cloudy...

    It's fishy time! The fish much prefer this cloudy stuff, no killer birds and few fishers, so they relax a bit.
    The water has cooled some, but isn't cold by any means...
    The flows have dropped a...
  25. Thread: Truckee, CA.

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    My favorite time is at hand....its Fall fishing...

    My favorite time is at hand....its Fall fishing time!!
    Nights have been near freezing, and there is smoke on the water in the mornings.
    Color is covering the hillsides....

    I've been tagging fish...
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