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Located in mid-town Gardnerville

1489 Hwy 395 North
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Dedicated to Fly Fishing

A friendly, encouraging, full service fly shop, fly fishing gear, custom flies, expert guides, conversation and instruction, we serve the fly fisher of the Tahoe region.

Just a small example of our fly fishing waters for locals and visitors alike, include the West Walker and East Walker the Carson River East and West, the Owens River, Truckee River and lakes like Spooner, Indian Creek, Crater & Blue Lakes as well as trophy lakes like Heenan, and Pyramid Lake where giant cutthroat await... to hidden creeks and seldom visited high country lakes also found nearby.

Fly Fishing is our passion and we are THE full service dedicated fly shop serving the Tahoe, 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.

O'Banion's Aspen Lake Ranch

Private Trophy Pond

Open Year Around for

Catch & Release Fly Fishing.


 Availability for this water is in flux, Mr. O'Banion passed away and the family is attempting to keep it open.  We suggest you call for more info.

 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 6 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 25 years

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 Winter Fishing Opportunities


Winter fishing has been pretty consistent with the 'Some days are Diamonds, some days are Coal', but over-all more good days than bad.  Now, good days, you'll get a few hits and a few on...  getting one of the monsters can happen.   Right now, a go to rig is a size 4 Black beaded Bugger and the pop-corn beetle in white and chartreuse on a full sink line.  The retrieve will vary from a 2" strip to a 1' strip, you just never know , give all kinds of varieties a try.  We do have a list of guides that we recommend, give us a call at the shop for more info.

The Eastern side and Dago's Bay will remain closed indefinitely .  You can get your licenses online at

Mono County and Alpine County Catch and Release waters remain open through the Winter and Nevada waters are available!

Have you gotten your new 2019 California Fishing License?

The following waters are C&R, barbless, no bait, no kill::

The East Carson, CA,, flowing downstream from Hangman's Bridge , outside of Markleeville,CA, to the Nevada state line remains open for Catch & Release fishing.. Barbless, no bait, no kill

West Walker in the canyon area along Hwy 395 (Sonora area is NOT open)

East Walker, headwall of Bridgeport Reservoir to the NV state line

East Walker -Rosaschi Ranch

For 'Put & Take' fishing: The reservoirs of Alpine County are open (though most likely frozen over)

Topaz Lake opened January 1st, a CA or NV license will work there!  Though if you fish the inlet, it is catch and release and CA license is required..

Mason Valley Wildlife Management area North of Yerington NV open the 2nd Saturday of February.  North & Bass Ponds and Hinkson Slough, all open in the Management area and float-tubing can be quite enjoyable, and get you into waters that shore fishing cannot!



Our fly tying classes are scheduled in the Winter months. The first class starts on the 2nd Saturday of each month and ends on the 3rd Saturday (when available) .  *April Class is a 4 day EVENING, dates to be determined.

All Materials, tools are included in this 2 day class.

Taught by professional & commercial fly tyer, Liz Weirauch.  This 2 day class has taken hundreds of students through beginning flies to the more advanced techniques.  It's important to know material usage, which you don't get in a YouTube video.

Join us!  call the shop at 775-781-7112 to reserve your seat.

starting 8 am in the Classroom of The Angler's Edge:

January 12th & 19th

February 9th & 16th

March 8th & 15th

APRIL ~ EVENING CLASS!!! (times to be determined)




Covering 300 miles

The Guides that work with The Angler's Edge, cover the waters like Hot Creek, Crowley, The Carsons, Truckee and the Walkers.... from Bishop, California to the stillwaters of Lake Davis, Pyramid Lake and more!

A leisurely drift boat float on the Truckee river with guides that have fished it and guided it for decades.  A walk and wade on the Catch and Release waters of The East Walker, we consider our home waters and take pride in teaching our clients how to enjoy their future expeditions to this water.

Season is just around the corner and we are booking our guided fly fishing and fly fishing Instruction, right now!  Call for availability for any of our guide staff or a water that you want to experience!



Spring time Clinics!  This is when the BIG BOYS (and girls) are in and fishing can be so much more productive!

Classes are kept small for personal instruction, not exceeding 2 students.  Loaner ladders (if needed), rods, and waders all available.


Scott Fly Rods

Carson valley fishing
1489 Hwy 395 North
Gardnerville, NV 89410

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