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Local fishing shop closing its doors

Bruce Ajari
Gone Fishin'

For ardent fly fisherman there was a bit of sad news this past week. The Truckee River Outfitters (TRO) fly fishing store, open in downtown Truckee during the California general trout season, is closing its doors after seven or eight seasons.

In a move that was mindful of current economic conditions, consolidating Truckee River Outfitters with its full-time operation, the Reno Fly Shop, seemed to be in the best interest of the business.

The move surprised many regular customers and some of the local businesses as well. It was the only full-service fly shop in the Truckee-North Tahoe area.

Many of the local fly fishermen I talked to said they were sad to see them go. The shop had a knowledgeable staff and those who frequented the shop and used its guide service were very satisfied. Most felt that the shop had become a fixture in Truckee during the fishing season.

Truckee River Outfitters leased space from Dave’s Ski Shop, which operated during the winter months with the fly shop opening the week before the General Trout season the last Saturday in April. It would typically stay open through September.

The Reno Fly Shop will continue to operate at its Reno location ” 294 E. Moana Lane, No. 14 in the Independence Square. All guide services will be booked out of this shop for our local area. I presume that most of the guides who worked out of the shop this past year will continue to do so in our area.

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The only change for local customers should be the lack of the retail shop. Locals and tourists often frequented the shop because they could get needed equipment, good reports from the staff and a good selection of flies.

With the shop’s departure, the only other store that really caters to fly fishermen is Mountain Hardware and Sports on Donner Pass Road in Truckee. The store, open year-round, carries a large selection of flies and have a knowledgeable staff to help customers with their needs.

Fly fishers will certainly miss the little shop in downtown Truckee for years to come. Longtime customers will obviously miss it the most.

Bruce Ajari is a Truckee resident and regular fishing columnist for the Sierra Sun and other area newspapers.For ardent fly fisherman there was a bit of sad news this past week. The Truckee River Outfitters (TRO) fly fishing store, open in downtown Truckee during the California general trout season, is closing its doors after seven or eight seasons.

In a move that was mindful of current economic conditions, consolidating Truckee River Outfitters with its full-time operation, the Reno Fly Shop, seemed to be in the best interest of the business.

The move surprised many regular customers and some of the local businesses as well. It was the only full-service fly shop in the Truckee-North Tahoe area.

Many of the local fly fishermen I talked to said they were sad to see them go. The shop had a knowledgeable staff and those who frequented the shop and used its guide service were very satisfied. Most felt that the shop had become a fixture in Truckee during the fishing season.

Truckee River Outfitters leased space from Dave’s Ski Shop, which operated during the winter months with the fly shop opening the week before the General Trout season the last Saturday in April. It would typically stay open through September.

The Reno Fly Shop will continue to operate at its Reno location ” 294 E. Moana Lane, No. 14 in the Independence Square. All guide services will be booked out of this shop for our local area. I presume that most of the guides who worked out of the shop this past year will continue to do so in our area.

The only change for local customers should be the lack of the retail shop. Locals and tourists often frequented the shop because they could get needed equipment, good reports from the staff and a good selection of flies.

With the shop’s departure, the only other store that really caters to fly fishermen is Mountain Hardware and Sports on Donner Pass Road in Truckee. The store, open year-round, carries a large selection of flies and have a knowledgeable staff to help customers with their needs.

Fly fishers will certainly miss the little shop in downtown Truckee for years to come. Longtime customers will obviously miss it the most.