Doug Ouellette's - Truckee River Short Line Nymph Rig


Doug Ouellette's - Truckee River Short Line Nymph Rig



2 years ago

This leader is purpose-built for the Truckee River (spanning Reno, NV and Truckee, CA). This is the approximate build that legendary guide Doug Ouellette describes on The Barbless Podcast #020 "Part 2-Truckee Fly Fishing Festival-Doug Ouellette-Czech Nymphing". You can listen to that episode here or on iTunes.

Doug describes his options for this leader (link: as the following:

"This is my choice of leader. It is lighter and more sensitive. If you want to fish the fly line outside the tip top, Options 3 and 4 are for an 11 or 10 1/2 foot rod. When using a 10 foot rod the first “STREN BLUE” or “MAXIMA CHAMELEON” section should be four feet, with a 9 foot rod the first “STREN BLUE ” or “MAXIMA CHAMELEON” section should be 3 feet."

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Sections 13
Knots 6
Est. Build time 3:15
Total length 21′10″

Build List

Products in this Build | Estimated Build Time: 3:15
Image Count Name Size Length Category
1 Nail Knot Knots
1 30LB Mono 15′ Tippet & Line
2 Blood Knot Knots
1 1-Tone Mono White Sighters
1 10LB Fluoro 5′ Tippet & Line
1 2X Surgeon's Knot Knots
1 4X Fluoro 1′10″ Tippet & Line
2 Clinch Knot Knots
1 Nymph Fly Flies & Beads
1 Czech Fly Flies & Beads