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Is THE full service fly shop serving the Eastern Sierra, northern Nevada and northern California areas. We have been nestled in Northern Nevada's Carson Valley since 1994. The Valley is surrounded by the Eastern Sierra mountain range which provides an abundance of fantastic trout waters from high desert rivers to lofty alpine getaways.
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Nearby to scenic Lake Tahoe and historic Carson City, we enjoy supporting the local and vacationing fly fishermen. We not only offer equipment and materials for fly fishing and fly-tying, we also offer Guiding, fly fishing lessons from casting to entomology, fly tying classes with expert tying instructors and rod and reel repairs.
Our local waters include the West and East forks of the Carson and Walker Rivers, the Owens & Truckee Rivers and numerous lakes like Spooner, Indian Creek, Crater & Blue Lakes as well as trophy lakes like Heenan, and Pyramid where giant
cutthroat await... to hidden creeks and seldom visited high country lakes also found nearby.
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Fly Fishing Preserve
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This water is a special place for those that enjoy a technical experience when catching sizeable fish! Contact the shop for more information, book a staff guide or to book a day on your own.
O'Banion's Aspen Lake Ranch
Private Trophy Pond
Open Year Around for
Catch & Release Fly Fishing.
WE ARE NOW BOOKING FOR FALL FISHING!!
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Nestled at the foot of the Pine Nut Mountain Range near Wellington, NV the pond holds the original strain of Mt. Whitney Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout that can range in size from 1 to 12 pounds!
Rod space will be limited and float tubes, waders & fins will be provided by the ranch in effort to keep the pond free of disease and invasive species. For more information, call the shop at 775-781-7112.
The Angler's Edge - Fly Shop
Serving the Eastern Sierra
Fly Fisher for over 21 years
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ASPEN LAKE We starting to book for September and October.
Rod fees $100. O'Banion's provides the Float tube, Booties, waders, net,
fins. Sessions is 6 hours. 4 rods max per session.
E. CARSON: CA: Flows: 36 cfs above Hangman's (along hwy 89/4) River is clear. And flows are slightly up. There's a few fish that Alpine County stocked for the Labor Day weekend are still hanging around. It will behoove you to use a bit of stealth. It's certainly recommended that you drift a few dries if you can get them to come up: Hoppers, Stimulators , Elk Hair Caddis (EHC) ants, mosquitoes. Deaddrifting with a CLEAR indicator, caddis pupa, rubber legged stones, san juans or rainbow warriors. CATCH & RELEASE section (downstream at Hangman's Bridge) Clear, low and doing well. Snakes have been spotted this week, so watch for them. Airport, Leviathan, Hellhole areas are doing well on a hopper dropper rig. Stimi's, Caddis pupa, micro mayflies, zebra midges, hoppers, red copper john of an ant.
E. CARSON: NV: Flows: 36cfs Getting a few more cfs (Cubic Feet per Second) off of Bryant creek near the state border. You need to hunt a bit, but Fish are being caught, the little wilds are so fun and fast! Venturing into the back water, watch for snakes Hit the entire river.. remember: you think that they're all “over there” when they were just at your feet! Stimi's , EHC, ants, adams, Copper johns, little yellow stones, rubber legged stones, nitro caddis, red zebra midges, mahalos.
W. CARSON: Flows 9.3 cfs: DAMN it's LOW! We are seeing a very small bump.. Ants, EHC, hoppers, Para Madam X in red, or green. Always throw a dropper: Red or black copper john, PT, san juan. It's low, stealthy approach will be the way to go if you go to play on this little stretch
E. WALKER: CA: Flows 20 cfs: Flows are LOW We've got a bit of a heat up this weekend, best to leave this water alone, unless you fish in oxygenated water EARLY, EARLY IN THE MORNING. Take a thermometer with you. Rainbow warrior, Tequila twist. Beatis and trico's still rising when the sun warms the water. Hopper droppers, red copper john, scuds on the CA side due to the reservoir.
E. WALKER: NV Flows 24 cfs: Best to leave it alone during the daytime, if you think you have to fish it, go at O'Dark-thirty IN THE MORNING. Take a thermometer with you.. most likely off by 10 am. Flows are still low, weeds abound. Hopper dropper, light colored buggers. Due to the warmer August temps this year, the browns will be spawning earlier. So, please, start watching for the reds.
E. WALKER: NV ELBOW AREA Flows 25 cfs Hasn't been stocked in sometime. Flies: PT's Hare's ear, stone, Micro Mayfly, san juans, or gummy worms, hoppers, ants or any royal dry pattern.
WEST WALKER : CA: Flows: 26 cfs Water is low, and we've got a few more CFS coming down than last week and there's a few fish left over. Enjoy those cooler morning temps. Make sure that you use some stealth, these are Fall flows, start looking for the oxygenated water and shade. Para Madam X and PT dropper along with a little dark stone or black WD40 is a good rig. Rubber legged golden stones, little yellow stones, caddis pupa, rainbow warrior, Franks, and san juans. EHC, Stimi's Hoppers and Ants THIS WATER IS C & R in the Canyon after November 15th.
WEST WALKER NV (Hoye Canyon): NDOW is no longer stocking this water due to the private property owners of the area complaining about people who start fires.
HEENAN The 2nd weeknd we got reports that the same amount of fish were caught and the same amountof fish were not caught. Dropping a midge down into the openings of the weed beds and jigging produced. Fish were hanging closer to the 'put-in' area. With the cold night tonight (25 degrees?) up there, tomorrow should see the trout get a little more hungry. Jose's Jalapeno Minnow, prince nymphs and black or olive buggers seemed to do well. Damsel nymphs, scuds and water boatmen. Open: Friday, September 4th: Open only on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from the Friday before Labor Day through the last Sunday in Oct. Fishing hours: only from sunrise to sunset. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. Favorite rig of many: Black bugger and a prince nymph. Midging with deep bob indicator, might even be able to do a bit of dry fly on opening weekend, since they've not seen a fly for 10 months. Bring your patience for this water...
PYRAMID LAKE Closed to fishing for LCT's until October 1st. Perch fishing ONLY (you will get ticketed for targeting the LCT's by the Wardens)
TOPAZ: The bass are still fishing well and reports with dead-drift crawdads are good. Now might be the time to break out the float tube if you haven't done Topaz this way. Intermediate line and purple buggers still seems to be the ticket for the trout!
SPOONER: STOCKED THIS WEEK. Weed bed is certainly predominant. Float tube is best for now. Leach patterns, Prince Nymphs, zugbugs, red or black zebra midges, prince, PT's, martis midges, buggers in black, purple and white.
DESERT CREEK: Pretty low, maybe think of this as a late Fall water. If you go: Best way to get there is take the road further down on 338 (close to Sweetwater summit), the road near Wellington is getting very rutted. Stimulator, para caddis, EHC, Para MX chartreuse, small olive buggers. It still has a lot of fish in it, and was stocked by NDOW this Spring.
HOBART: Closes the end of this month. It is still considered the go-to water for this year in Nevada. Did you know Hobart has 5 species? Brooks, Browns, 'Bows, Tiger and Cutts. Dry fly action is still there (of course) but indicator fishing or hopper dropper about 2' down will increase your takes. You just can't beat this water! Still getting great reports from the people who are making the trip. Ants, caddis, adams, royals, zebra midges, Jay Far Wiggle tails damsel nymphs and leaches.
INDIAN CREEK: Still getting some okay reports from float tubers using full sink lines. Blood midges, wiggletails (thin damsel pattern) red/black buggers, zebra midges. Getting some dry fly action on top late, late in the afternoon/sunset. Mosqitoes, ants, martis midges, adams, male spent tricos. Lahontan trout are showing up along the edges of the weed beds, they were planted dinks last June.. On a personal note: if you get a brown, or you see someone with a brown trout, ask them to release it, they're the last that will ever be in that lake, . Full sink or intermediate with leech patterns buggers in orange, rootbeer, white, followed with a zebra midge, damsel nymph. And a small crawling retrieve.
BURNSIDE: This is a good relaxing lake for float tubing and kicking back and trolling. Buggers, damsel nymphs, zebra midges, zug bugs.
KIRMAN: Last weeks' report was that it was still very weedy, very warm and sluggish fish. But we've had a dusting of snow on Sonora and Mammoth. Might be time, to start to plan, to come up with a path, to go there. In the higher elevations next weekend we should be seeing some cooler temps. If we get some good Of course, scuds, leaches, prince, blood midges, perhaps they smack a damsel.
BRIDGEPORT RES: Go hit this water, A lot of fish in here! Report that it had suspended algae but there are fish to be had. They're screwed to the bottom, get that type IV or VI line out. Still only a handful of the trophy fish from opener to this last stocking have been caught, so there are a lot of big fish left and just waiting for you! Olive buggers, Red zebra midges, black buggers, black rainbow warriors, dead drift crawfish.
PLEASANT VALLEY FLY FISHING PRESERVE Closed for the season
TRUCKEE: We're still recommending that you leave this water alone. Water temps in the morning are running about 60 degrees. Unless you are in a highly oxygenated area, and the water temps are below 65 degrees, it's recommended that we leave this water alone. There's just too much nitrogen from the slack water to make a healthy release. Since we had the warmer August, the brown's will most likely spawn a bit early this year So, if you do go, watch for the reds, and let those brown trout spawn!
ASSORTED REPORTS: Let us know if there are waters that you want reports on! We'll place them here