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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Native Sons Truckee Tour 2017 Review

The original concept of fly fishing tours was the brainchild of Lance Gray of Lance Gray & Company. After teaming up with Lance with our popular Lower Yuba River Tours I asked him if I could  do my own on different waters. When I got the go ahead, I wanted to share my love of the Truckee area, and it only made sense to include "The Dean of Guides" Frank Pisciotta. I've been fly fly fishing the Truckee river since 1973, and Frank began plying the banks of the river since 1979. Back then seeing another fly angler was rare, and the crowds we see today were nonexistent. Even when I lived in Truckee from 1986 to 1991 the town was very quiet, as was the river. Both of us are native Northern Californians and are proud of such, the region offers so much diversity that it is utterly amazing.

With so much experience in the area, Frank and I are passionate about sharing the knowledge and giving back to the general public, we simply want to see others to excel in their pursuit of fly fishing. The Truckee Tour itinerary starts on Friday evening at Frank's house in Tahoe Donner, we do a meet and greet with a light dinner of fresh fruit, salami, capicola, prosciutto, brie and manchego cheeses, truckee river sourdough, prawns, kalamata olives, and bitscottie for desert. Yeah, we're also proud to be Italian. After eating all that delicious food, Frank presents his latest powerpoint on the Truckee area while answering in depth questions on the topic.

The following day we start the official tour. After filling out our log books, we then give our guests the most informative handout with tips, tricks, articles, gear list, and a custom made map. By caravan we tour the Truckee river access areas, and also the Little Truckee River explaining local inside knowledge. After lunch Frank and I go through fly selection, and rigging for dry fly, nymphing, high sticking, and streamer presentations. Then it's off to the banks of the Little Truckee River where we guide them and instruct on the proper techniques needed to be successful. One of our guests hooked 7 and landed 5 fish, it was his best day ever in the Truckee area.

If you are interested in participating in the Truckee Tour we have an open date of September 29th & 30th. Our highly popular and successful Truckee Tours fill up fast, in fact the August 25th & 26th tour is already filled. We book on a first come basis with a deposit required. Frank and I look forward to sharing the Truckee area fly fishing venues with you in the near future, give me a call and sign up and make sure to click on the highlighted links for more info! 530.228.0487 Baiocchi's Troutfitters


Unknown said...

You should do a tour for North Beach VIPs - register in-person at Gino & Carlo.

Jonny B. said...

Frankie would be all over that!

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