CELEBRATING over 21 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
CLOSED FOR THE SEASON
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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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O'BANION'S ASPEN LAKE Fishing nicely! Some very nice big 'bows are being caught. The brownies are busy going into spawn and ignoring a lot. Call the shop to book before it freezes over!
E. CARSON: CA: Flows: 31 cfs above Hangman's (along hwy 89/4) River is clear. And flows have come up. Fish are spread out in the holes. It will behoove you to use a bit of stealth. If you must dry fly, EHC, orange or yellow stimi, but be sure to put a dropper on. It really is time to start nymphing it. Water is cooled Red copper john, PT's, rainbow warrior, buggers in black or olive or the Yellow Crystal bugger. Deaddrifting with a CLEAR indicator will help alleviate a shy fish. CATCH & RELEASE section (downstream at Hangman's Bridge) Clear, and flows from Markleeville creek have flows a little higher than above the bridge. Airport, Leviathan, Hellhole areas recommended; Caddis pupa, micro mayflies, zebra midges, hoppers, red copper john. We'd love to hear reports of October Caddis, but haven't yet, that doesn't mean you shouldn't throw one of the October caddis nymph's on. .
E. CARSON: NV: Flows: 44cfs Getting a few more cfs (Cubic Feet per Second) off of Bryant creek near the state border. The stocking from NDOW a few weeks ago still is viable. 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 8.7 cfs: DAMN it's LOW! I'd consider this river done for now.
E. WALKER: CA: Flows 20 cfs: Flows are low. Still watch for temperatures, especially with this warmer weekend. BWO, PMD, EHC, are working for those of you that love the dry fly. Little Yellow stones, scuds, leaches, PT, Rainbow warrior, San Juans, gummy worms. Just use a clear indicator.
E. WALKER: NV Flows 21 cfs: Flows are still low, weeds abound. Hopper dropper, light colored buggers. Fishing pretty well starting around 10 am. Standard fare for Rosaschi: Prince, stone, hare's ear, PT, Rainbow warrior, and San Juan or Gummy worm. Start thinking of a deaddrift crawfish on the top of your rig... oh and don't forget: please, start watching for the reds.
E. WALKER: NV ELBOW AREA Flows 22 cfs 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: 27 cfs Water is low, and it got a small bump. You might start checking the areas that people can't park and fish. 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 7th weekend. Prince nymph still is the go to up there, stillwater nymphs, leaches and scuds. Jose's Jalapeno Minnow, and black or olive buggers seemed to do okay. Damsel nymphs, scuds and water boatmen. 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 early in the morning. Bring your patience for this water...
PYRAMID LAKE An awesome opener. If you have a float tube or a pontoon boat, it's recommended so you can get to the bait balls. Fish are down about 25-35 depth. A lot of them were suspending anywhere between 6-19 below the surface . Minnow patterns, Egg sucking leaches. White and gold bugger, were certainly the go-to. If you only have a sink line, swing in and get a sink tip for your dry line, it will get you down to them without messing with a full sink line. LADDER FISHERMEN MUST HAVE IDENTIFICATION ON THEIR LADDER THIS YEAR. NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE, Must be WATERPROOF or IN WATERPROOF CLEAR CONTAINER.
SPOONER: STOCKED. Weed bed is certainly predominant, waiting for that cooler weather to knock it down. First good freeze and it should be great up there!. 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: Stocked this past week. Fun little water, use your stealth not a lot of water in it. They'll happily take a dry, madam X EHC, a small hopper, Royal Wulff.
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. Have contacted Alpine County to find out if/when they are going to stock it this Fall.. waiting!
BURNSIDE: This is a good relaxing lake for float tubing and kicking back and trolling. Buggers, damsel nymphs, zebra midges, zug bugs.
KIRMAN: Have not gotten a report for a few weeks. Sonora received snow this past weekend, water should be good and cool. It's going to low and weedy, but the brookies are in spawn in al the other waters, so heck, go give it a try!
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
Water flows are all over the map. Though haven't raised above 35 CFS.
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, take
your time on the release. Deaddrift crawfish, buggers, the standard sierra
fare. Use a clear indicator if deaddrifting. If you do go, watch for the
reds, and let those brown trout spawn!