So move around a lot, find fish, and stay there for a little while, then move again. A RIO Versi Tip with a sink rate of 1.5 (yeah, the clear one) off a floating line has been best. Fish the big flies, Jay Fair stripping flies in rust in the morning, burnt orange in the afternoon. Water temps are 48 degrees, and they will dropping quickly from here on out. Slower to medium strip now, with lots of 1 to 3 second pauses is mandatory. Treat any tic felt as a strike, and immediately strip set. If you don't hook up, keep stripping - the trout will still follow it, hitting it multiple times. They are SO hungry right now.
That's it, and what an awesome fall season in Plumas Land, best I've seen Lake Davis fish in 8 years. I'm so stoked right now! Lower Yuba from here on out for the best winter dry fly fishing the state has to offer. If you want to increase your skill set and knowledge with anything fly fishing, you know how to find me. Experience is everything when it comes to fly fishing guides. Let's go fishin! - firstname.lastname@example.org/530.228.0487