West of Reno near Verdi, the Truckee River flows 35 miles through a scenic canyon on the way to Reno. Overall, the Truckee River originates in Lake Tahoe and flows 115 miles down to the Pyramid Lake confluence. The Truckee River is known of for its rainbow trout and brown trout fly fishing, especially between the town of Truckee and Verdi along US80. Most of the trout average about 10 inches long, although there have been some 18 inchers landed. There is plenty of pocket water and riffles.
Overall, Truckee River is the 1st most popular fly fishing river of all 3 fly fishing spots in Nevada.