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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Reno Fly Shop ~ Lower Yuba River Presentation 4/23/2015


High in the Sierra Nevada mountains three watersheds and the rivers that drain from there come together to make one vast river; The Lower Yuba. Snow melt and springs are the beginnings of the North, Middle, and South Forks of the Yuba, as gravity pulls the precious flows down to the Sacramento Valley. As the forks of Yuba come together they rest in Englebright reservoir, it’s below this flood control dam where the Lower Yuba River is born. A tail water fishery that is both complex and very moody. The river has an extremely rich aquatic insect population, strong wild rainbow trout, and Chinook salmon and steelhead. The lay of the land is the start of the Sierra foothills, with its rolling landscape, native grasses, valley oaks, and cobble stones for miles.


The Lower Yuba River is a must fly fishing experience. It’s a river that has all the essential qualities that makes it a top destination spot, and offers fly anglers many different opportunities to choose from. The highlight here is the winter dry fly fishing, where hunting heads and technical presentations reward the angler. Whether it is stalking the banks, or drifting by boat, It's alway a serious challenge. The Lower Yuba can be fished year round, and becomes an important venue for anglers from the Tahoe-Truckee and Reno area during the winter time. Only 1.5 hours to 2 hours away, it can provide a warmer climate, and an escape from the cold east wind that can haunt the Tahoe-Truckee and Reno area..



I'll be speaking on Thursday the 23rd of April, at the Reno Fly Shop. Through my guidance, I will take the audience on a virtual tour of the river describing the history, access points with maps, techniques, tactics, flies, and entomology. This is a program you do not want to miss as my Power Point presentations are extremely informative, and entertaining. If you would like to attend the free April 23rd presentation, and learn more about the Lower Yuba River, come down to the RenoFly Shop. Doors open at 6 pm, followed by my program at 7 pm. Learning this fishery is a golden ticket in your back pocket, and money well spent.


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