CELEBRATING over 20 YEARS!!
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
Booking limited rods in pocket water area.
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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 10 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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FISHING REPORT 08/20/15
Still staying warm, and still getting reports that the fish are still hitting dries. A cool down will arrive by Thursday of next week. (into the 80's...WOOT! )
We're asking that you leave the EAST WALKER alone. Even with the morning temps, we're starting to hit 69 degrees for water temps, with the warm water coming off of Bridgeport Res.
Heenan Lake opens September 4th
E. CARSON: CA: Flows: 47 cfs above Hangman's (along hwy 89/4) River is clear. Still a few fish remaining, will be stocked for Labor day, if water temps allow, and flows are abnormally lower for this time of year. 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. Watch for snakes, they'll want to make it to the cooler water. 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: 56 cfs Getting a few more cfs (Cubic Feet per Second) off of Bryant creek near the state border. Fish 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 8.2 cfs: DAMN it's LOW! Perhaps this weekend they'll be a bump in flows, with a slug of water coming out of Red and Crater Lake for Nevada irrigation. California is done with it's stocking, Alpine county will continue. 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, so start being a bit more stealthy
E. WALKER: CA: Flows 27 cfs: Flows are LOW and WARM! We're asking that you stay off this water for now. No reason to catch a fish and have it swim away, only to die from Nitrogen poisoning.
E. WALKER: NV Flows 35 cfs: We're asking that you stay off this water for now. No reason to catch a fish and have it swim away, only to die from Nitrogen poisoning.
E. WALKER: NV ELBOW AREA Flows 35 cfs Flies: PT's Hare's ear, stone, Micro Mayfly, san juans, or gummy worms, hoppers, ants or any royal dry pattern. Don't do C & R on these water temps......
WEST WALKER : CA: Flows: 29 cfs Water looks good, it's low, but still fairly cool. Make sure that you use some stealth, these are almost 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
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 Opens 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
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: Still getting very nice reports from a people fishing out there. . if you're a CARP fisherman: They're rolling and still hanging in the South end and some very nice LARGE carp in the shallows.. 45 pounds or more. The bass are starting to show up 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: Weed bed is certainly prominant. 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: 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: 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 good 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: Still nice reports coming from Burnside, (thank you) leach patterns during the day, late evening, dries (mosquito, sierra brite dot, griffith's gnat, adams. This is a good relaxing lake for float tubing and kicking back and trolling. Buggers, damsel nymphs, zebra midges, zug bugs.
KIRMAN: Water is warm, weeds are large and fish are lethargic. In the higher elevations next weekend we should be seeing some cooler temps. If we get some good 40 degree nights, this lake will turn on.
BRIDGEPORT RES: Go hit this water, A lot of fish in here! 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 We are booking a few rods per day in the lower sections of the preserve where the wild rainbows hang in the pocket water. Of course, since this is a limited stretch of water on the preserve, the price is drastically reduced. Call the shop for more info on fishing pocket water of a private reserve. 775-781-7112
TRUCKEE: Had reports of some fishing high up in CA side. Water temps in the morning are already 69 degrees. Unless you are in a highly oxygenated area, and the water temps are below 69 degrees, it's recommended that we leave this water alone.
ASSORTED REPORTS: Let us know if there are waters that you want reports on! We'll place them here.