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Author archive for Bruce Ajari

  • Aquatic Insects

    By Bruce Ajari on June 22, 2016
      As fly-fishers, we are very much in tune to what insects the fish are eating. Ernest Schwiebert’s book, “Matching the Hatch,” written in 1955, was the standard on what fish eat and how to match them with flies. Fly-fishers know the aquatic insects in their home waters. Hatches in the East and West are quite different. However, anglers in […]
  • World Championship of Spey Casting

    By Bruce Ajari on June 15, 2016
    I had had the good fortune to attend the Spey-O-Rama on April 23 and 24 with my daughter, Leslie Ajari, at the world-renowned casting ponds in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. The event was the World Championship of Spey Casting sponsored by the Golden Gate Angling and Casting Club. Leslie Ajari launches a cast during the Championship Round at the […]
  • Kids Fishing Derby

    By Bruce Ajari on June 8, 2016
    One of the highlights of every year is the 18th annual Kids Fishing Derby held on June 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Coldstream Pond behind Donner Memorial State Park. The event, sponsored by the Truckee Noon Rotary, Nevada County Fish and Wildlife Commission and Mountain Hardware and Sports, is free to ages 12 and younger. Older […]
  • 2016 Trout season

    By Bruce Ajari on June 1, 2016
    Last year at this time, we were talking about the dire consequences of several years of below-average winters. The Truckee River between Tahoe City and River Ranch had little water in it due to Lake Tahoe being below its rim.   Now, after a near-normal year and a fairly moist spring, Lake Tahoe is above its natural rim and is […]
  • Fishing in Baja

    By Bruce Ajari on September 24, 2015
    By Bruce Ajari Leslie Ajari fishing in Baja. FISHING REPORT (See Sightseeing for water levels.) Boca | Inflow is at 16 cfs and the outflow is 60 cfs. Fishing has been fair. Fly-fishers have been catching some fish near the inlet with nymphs, streamers and dries. Donner | Fishing has been fair to good. Kokanee fishing has been good. Nightcrawlers […]
  • Learning to spey cast

    By Bruce Ajari on September 16, 2015
    By Bruce Ajari n a trip on the Trinity River west of Redding last year, my daughter helped me refine my two-handed casting that I had learned during a class in Oregon with World Champion Spey Caster Travis Johnson. My daughter even went through the class with me. She had the good fortune of learning her Spey casting earlier from […]
  • Fostering a love of fly-fishing

    By Bruce Ajari on September 9, 2015
    By Bruce Ajari A fly-tying class. | Courtesy Tahoe Truckee Fly Fishers The Tahoe Truckee Fly Fishers have been sponsoring a program called the Cliff Frazier Memorial Youth Fly Fishing Class since 2006. The class introduces a group of local kids to fly-fishing. It was named after the late Cliff Frazier, a long-time member of the Tahoe Truckee Fly Fishers […]
  • Gal Gone Fishing

    By Bruce Ajari on September 2, 2015
    By Bruce Ajari ·    Leslie Ajari on a float trip on the Green River in Utah. | Josh Mezher ·  Well, we never had a clue that my daughter, Leslie, would make fly-fishing her profession as an adult. She and her brother, Wes, were introduced to fishing at a young age and then to fly-fishing at about 10-years-old. After […]
  • The risk of thunderstorms

    By Bruce Ajari on August 26, 2015
      By Bruce Ajari ·  The weather this year has been strange. You would not be wrong in saying that we have had much more rain in the spring and summer due to many thunderstorms. Thunderstorms are exciting to watch from the safety of a nice secure location. However, many times, people are caught outdoors during these thunderstorms and exposed […]
  • Deep water indicating in lakes

    By Bruce Ajari on August 19, 2015
    By Bruce Ajari ·  The use of strike indicators in fly-fishing has caught on with all forms of trout fishing, and it is a technique that may be used in both lakes and rivers as an effective way to catch trout that has made successful anglers of many beginners. A strike indicator is attached to the leader and floats above […]