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October 2017 Fly Fishing News

EEKOE / Baiocchi’s Troutfitters Colab Fly Fishing Promo Project


9/1/2017 – EEKOE bamboo socks owner Chad Ottenbreit and me, along with Cinematographer Greg Stevens of Photoflight Productions worked together to create a fly fishing promo video for the brand. I was so impressed with the performance qualities that EEKOE socks provided that I just had to share with the fly fishing community. When I believe in a product that will enhance our time on the river, I will endorse it 100%! No stink, long life,  soft comfort, perfect fit, temperature control, and made from a renewable resource. This is the best sock on the planet. Check out the video, and once you wear a pair of EEKOE socks, you’ll never wear anything else again!

Frenchman’s Lake Conditions and Update

10/18/2017 –  Frenchman’s Lake is fishing better as we are deep into October with Autumn colors blazing away. The fall bite is increasing and the trout are in the skinny water. For a complete report from the previous weeks, check my blog HERE. Book your trip now before it gets too late, The season ends around mid November, or when ice becomes an issue. 530.228.0487, or email me at

Truckee River and Little Truckee Fly Fishing Update

10/18/2017 –  The seasons have changed in the northern Sierra, aquatic hatches are back, and trout behavior is much more active. On the main stem Truckee River you’ll find lots of 9 to 12″ rainbows on the Glenshire stretch with more larger trout mixed in. Dry dropper rigs have been productive, and streamer fishing is picking up, low light conditions and cloudy days are best for trophy trout. The Little Truckee River is fishing pretty good, not a lot of fish, but quality wise and girth they are well worth the effort. There has been some sporadic dry fly fishing during the day, and it seems it can be like a light switch that is constantly being turned on and off again. Observations and hunting heads are the key to be being successful. October caddis dries are getting some attention as well. Currently flows on the LT are at 179 cubes, for a more detailed report visit my blog HERE.

Lower Yuba River Update

10/18/2017 – Current flows have been bumped way up to 1,644 cubes at the Parks Bar bridge gauging station from increased flows from Deer creek / Lake Wildwood. Smaller fish are being caught on a variety of rigs. Salmon are starting to show up with a few redds being visible, time will tell how good the run will be this year. For a detailed report on my last trip, check out my latest blog post HERE.

Upcoming Presentations for 2017 / 2018


Russian River Fly Fishers, Cancelled due to fire, new dates tba.
-Lincoln Hills Fishing Club, 11/13/2017
-Peninsula Fly Fishers, 2/15/2018
Tahoe Truckee Fly Fishers, 4/19/2018

If your fly fishing club is looking for quality presentations, like my new “Pontooning Rivers” and “Mastering the Dry Fly”, or many other quality programs CONTACT me to arrange a date.

Fly Fishing Entomology Workshops For 2018


Back by popular demand I’m holding two entomology workshops on the North Fork Yuba River during the summer season. Click HERE for more information and to reserve your spot!

Native Sons Fly Fishing Tours

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Click HERE for more information on how you can learn about the Big and Little Truckee Rivers with our highly popular fly fishing tours for 2018.

Lake Davis Still Water Outings with Baiocchi’s Troutfitters and Reno Fly Fishing Outfitters

Lake Davis 2014 still water outings

Click HERE to sign up for the most comprehensive stillwater experience and learn the techniques and tactics that will give you the confidence to approach any western lake, and improving your success. Now booking for the 2018 outings.

Baiocchi’s Troutfitters and Lance Gray & Company ~ Schools, Workshops, Tours, and Symposiums

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Lance and Jon have many special tours, workshops, and schools coming up this year that any fly angler looking for more information can gain insight on. From the Lower Yuba River and Lake Davis tours, pontoon workshops, streamer schools, to fly fishing symposiums – We offer it all. Educating, sharing the knowledge, and teaching how to appreciate and give back to our waters is the theme with our programs. We cater to individuals, fly clubs, and also conservation groups. As Northern California natives, and stewards of the waters, we would be honored to have you join us.

Yuba River Jubilee ~ 8/4/2018

Lance Gray and I would like to invite you to the second annual “Yuba River Jubilee” on August 4th, 2018 from 9am to 2pm at Hammon Grove park on the Yuba River. The Jubilee will showcase guides, clubs, fly shops, environmental groups, and state agencies that are all working hard to protect the wild populations of salmon, steelhead, and trout, making the Lower Yuba River the best it can be. Lance and I want to give back to the river that has given so many wonderful memories to us. This event is free to all who would like to participate! We will have a booth area for tables and popups for the many different organizations attending (tables and popups are not supplied), and a meeting area for participates to address the attendees. Raffle tickets will be sold to raise money for a worthy Yuba River benefactor (not named yet). We encourage all participants to go out of their way to attend this event. For more information and to officially sign up for the event, contact Lance at We hope you can join our first annual “Yuba River Jubilee”, see ya there! –J.

Our open dates for Schools, Workshops, and Tours at this time are:
-10/18/2017, Yuba River Tour. (view flier HERE) 6 spots open.
-10/19/2017, Pontoon Workshop, Lower Yuba River. (view flier HERE) 5 spots open.

Stay tuned for new dates for 2018!

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For more information, and to book your highly informative day on the water, check out Lance’s website at; Lance Gray & Company



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