Matt "Gilligan" Koles' backyard is the Truckee River. Literally. A lifelong Truckee resident, Matt's been chasing the wild rainbow and brown trout of the Truckee river for more years than most anglers have been alive. With a number of signature flies under his name designed to deceive the smart and wary fish that lurk the deep corners and riffles of the river, Gilligan's the go-to guide for this coveted watershed.

Tips & Tricks

Some anglers and fish need a soft touch. Not Gilligan. Known for chucking almost brutish streamers to monster brown trout, Matt hits the water ready for battle. Heavy tippets, chunky flies, and aggressive presentations have led to more trophy trout in the net for Matt than anyone else on the Truckee.

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