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The Angler's Edge - Fly Shop


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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Private Waters Available:


Pleasant Valley

Fly Fishing Preserve

Private Water:


Located just outside of Markleeville, CA Pleasant Valley is a short drive to un-crowded, pristine water, freestone creek fishing at its best.  Pleasant Valley Fly Fishing Preserve is available for guided or non-guided outings and space is limited to enhance your experience.

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.

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Serving the Eastern Sierra

Fly Fisher for over 21 years

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We've got the possibility of afternoon thundershowers for the next 4 or 5 days now.  This does not give you an excuse to not take advantage of all the fish out there!  (how's that for a guilt trip?)

 E. CARSON: CA:  Flows: 84 cfs  above Hangman's (along hwy 89/4)  The river has had a bumps this past week. Above the confluence of Monitor Creek it was fairly clear. Alpine county had a bit of rain this afternoon, and the gauge is showing a bump of 20 cfs in the last 20 minutes. There are a lot of fish, 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. High sticking or deaddrifting, caddis pupa, rubber legged stones, san juans or rainbow warriors. CATCH & RELEASE section (downstream at Hangman's Bridge), is off color. The fish from the recent stockings should have been pushed down a bit below the bridge. Caddis pupa, micro mayflies, zebra midges, hoppers, red copper john of an ant when it clears

 E. CARSON: NV:  Flows: 80 cfs Still a bit off color. But people are fishing it and catching! 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 23 cfs: Had a stocking this morning. We're getting a release of water from upper storage. Ants, EHC, hoppers, Para Madam X in red, or green. Always throw a dropper: Red or black copper john, PT, san juan. It's getting low, so start being a bit more stealthy

 E. WALKER:  CA: Flows 59 cfs: Flows are okay, still, lot's of mosquitoes! Pull out your thermometer and check … 69 degrees, be done! Recommend to start very early in the morning. 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 .

 E. WALKER: NV   Flows 62 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 a report from Patrick, that fishing was a bit slow. Still a very heavy damsel hatch going off, BWO, Trico's, 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 62 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: 64 cfs flows have dropped substantially. Was stocked this past week again for the How Big is Big Contest that runs through July, a report from Tom, the bait fishermen did well with some very nice large fish caught. Make sure that you use some stealth, these are almost Fall flows, start looking for the oxygenated water and shade. 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 78 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:   Still getting very nice reports from a people fishing out there. . if you're a CARP fisherman: They're rolling happily early in the morning at the South end clooping and are very spawny. 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 starting to appear. 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:  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.

BLUE LAKES LOWER: Still getting reports that there's a lot of top action very early in the morning and late in the evening with ants and mosquitoes

 INDIAN CREEK:   Still fishing very nicely. 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: CA & NV 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....

ASSORTED REPORTS:   Let us know if there are waters that you want reports on! We'll place them here.



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