Fishing Outlook & Conditions
Orvis Reno's Tip of the Week
Winter is finally here as temperatures next week look to get into the low 40s and high 30s. Flows on the river are still holding strong with 450 CFS through the downtown Reno gauge. As water temperatures go below 45 degrees and dip into the 30s fish are going to start getting into some deep and slower water. Small and dark nymphs are going to be the most productive flies throughout winter. Hatches of midges and BWOs throughout the day can also make for some productive dry fly and emerger fishing. Bigger flies like crayfish and streamers have also continued to produce fish. Egg patterns will continue to work for a few more weeks as the browns finish up spawning.
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Orvis-Endorsed guides nearbyBrian Slusser (California)
5-Day Outlook as of 11/26/23
The weather is going to really cool down over the next week as temperatures are going to fall into the low 40s and high 30s. Water temperatures will continue to get colder as well. Look to find fish moving into some slower water over the next 7 days. The fishing will be best from noon to late afternoon as the water temperatures warm up throughout the day.
Techniques & Tips as of 11/26/23
Indicator fishing will be great this time of the year as fish move into slower and deeper water. Stripping flies will be productive as well. Dry fly fishing will be good too as mayflies hatch throughout the day but it will not be as consistent as it was during summer. ESN is also a great method for the colder months as it allows you to get flies down into deeper runs.
Local Species Available Year Round
|Tungsten Nemec Stone Nymph||natural||8-12|
|Tunghead Pheasant Tail||olive, brown, black||14-16|
|Bead Head Brassie||UV Brown||14-16|
|Tunghead Quill Jig||Natural||12-16|
|Mountain Lobster||olive, orange||12|
|Balanced Sculpin||olive, white||6|
Tungsten Nemec Stone Nymph
Reach the deepest lies with this tungsten stonefly nymph.
Super Strong Plus Leaders
SuperStrong Plus Tippet in 30- and 100-meter spools
Best Fly Fishing Rod:
4-Weight 10' Fly Rod
Best Floating Fly Line:
WF Trout Fly Line
Best Sinking Fly Line:
Bank Shot Sink Tip Fly Line