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.
Gift Certificates are available for Merchandise, Instruction and Guided Fly Fishing Trips!
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 2015 SEASON
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.
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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Fourth of July Wknd:
This week both Mono County and Alpine County have stocked a lot of fish in just about every water that the public uses often. Along with the standard stocking from CDW. So, all we can say is, get out there, take your patience if going this weekend and on the 4th for CA FREE fishing day. Maybe next week, go out for a 'Magic Hour” jaunt, leave about 5 or 5:30 pm, and fish to an hour after sunset. Less people and a good time to unwind.
E. CARSON: CA: Flows: 129 cfs above Hangman's (along hwy 89/4) So this afternoon's rains made a blow out. The river jumped 400 cfs in about 2 hours, and is slowly making it's way back down. There was a landslide along Hwy 4 along Silver creek. They put a lot of fish in this morning, had reports of one fly fisher who got 60 to hand just this morning. So the bad news, it's muddy right now, not sure how long it will last. Perhaps by Saturday it will be that Spring green color and it will be time to hit it. 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. High sticking or deaddrifting, caddis pupa, rubber legged stones, san juans or rainbow warriors. CATCH & RELEASE section (downstream at Hangman's Bridge), Is clear and the further you get away from the bridge, the better. If you're adventurous enough (and you take a 'frienemy's' vehicle), the CA/NV border area had been fishing nicely with gummy worms and little stones.
E. CARSON: NV: Flows: 96cfs At the time of this report, the Blow Out in Markleeville has not made it down to the river. It will be off color. Hopefully, by this weekend it will have cleared up. It's time to start venturing into the back water. 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 26 cfs: . If you're into trying the dries, the pocket water AWAY from the bridges for the little wilds, Para BWO's, adams, light cahill's, hopper-dropper rig with any of the nymphs listed below. STOCKED LAST WEEK Buggers in olive or black or brown. Copper johns, little yellow stones, hare's ear, rainbow warrior. It's getting low, so start being a bit more stealthy
E. WALKER: CA: Flows 103 cfs: Flows are awesome, lot's of mosquitoes! Still not sure how long it will last, but it is awesome to see for now. If you want to fish the “E-DUB” Do it NOW! Wear your deet! Take a THERMOMETER, starting at about 11 am CHECK TEMPS! It's too early to even mention this, I know, but if it hits 69 degrees, please stop fishing! Use clear, white or black indicators for your nymph rigs or no indicator at all. Buggers in olive or black,, bubbleback midges, san juans. Dries: Spent trico , EHC, para adams, split wing purple haze, royal wulff and ant patterns You can attempt a hopper dropper, red wing hoppers are out along with the yellow/green wing hoppers. Micro mayflies, Caddis pupa, copper johns, little yellow stones, crystal caddis, Flashback PT's, Trico, WD40's in grey or black, buggers in Olive and brown, BWO, Adams. You can get the flows on our website www.theanglersedge.com. .
E. WALKER: NV Flows 89 cfs: Be conscientious of the water temps on these warmer days please. Take your thermometer. No one wants to say it this early.... if it hit 69 degrees for a water temp, quit fishing. Had some good reports that it's fishing pretty good. Good reports coming from the river and some awesome hatches, BWO, Trico's Damsels, Dragon Flies, Lady bugs. . Epoxy-back stones, little yellow stones, caddis pupa, rainbow warrior, Frank, and san juans. Dries: EHC, para adams, hopper-dropper, orange stimi's Again, check those bright colored indicators at the gate, best to go clear, white, or black.
E. WALKER: NV ELBOW AREA Flows 89 cfs Flies: PT's Hare's ear, stone, Micro Mayfly, san juans, or gummy worms, hoppers, ants or any royal dry pattern. Had a report last week of fresh (still dripping) bear urine, be aware!
WEST WALKER : CA: Flows: 128 cfs Water is clear. Was stocked a little over a week ago and will be stocked for the How Big is Big Contest that runs through July, along with a DFW stocking for CA free fishing day. Make sure that you fish the entire river, they'll be in the riffles gathering oxygen, and if you're sneaky enough you'll see hem in the clear seams. Rubber legged golden stones, little yellow stones, caddis pupa, rainbow warrior, Frank, and san juans. EHC, Stimi's Hoppers and Ants
WEST WALKER NV (Hoye Canyon): Flows 116 cfs: NDOW is no longer stocking this water due to the private property owners of the area complaining about people who start fires.
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: Even this week we're still getting very nice reports from a people fishing out there. . Now might be the time to break out the float tube if you haven't done Topaz this way. Intermediate line and purple buggers seem to have been the ticket!
SPOONER: This is a great place to take a beginner! Leach patterns, Prince Nymphs, zugbugs, red or black zebra midges, prince, PT's, martis midges, buggers in black, purple and white.
DESERT CREEK: Has a lot of fish in it! 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: 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.
BLUE LAKES LOWER: Received a report this afternoon that there's a lot of top action very early in the morning and late in the evening with ants and mosquitoes
INDIAN CREEK: Doing very nicely on 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: Stocked. Fun water.
KIRMAN: Damsel hatch and dragon fly nymphs. Scuds of course, water is starting to heat up a bit. If going out for the afternoon bite, watch for the bears!
BRIDGEPORT RES: Was stocked for the BFEF Derby, Go hit this water, Not many (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.
TRUCKEE: MOGUL 16
CFS Just leave this water alone, even the bait guys, would like to have a
few browns survive if there's any water left in it. If not … well....