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We've moved to a larger location!!! We're now located in mid-town Gardnerville at

1489 Hwy 395 North!!
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The Angler's Edge


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. 

Enter the site to find out more about The Angler's Edge and the surrounding area.

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.

THROUGH THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2015 we are encouraging you to take advantage of the 4 for 3 special at $330.00.  A SAVINGS of $110.00 !!!

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


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 that can range in size from 1 to 10 pounds!

THROUGH THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2015 we are encouraging you to take advantage of the

2 rod special at $175.00 ~ Savings of $25.00 !!!

 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 20 years

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With the cooler water, this time of season is an excellent opportunity for you to take advantage of clinics given by the experts on the Eastern Sierra waters.

There are classes for ALL levels of fly fishermen, from Beginning Fly Tying, Switch/Spey Clinic on the American River, Beginning and Advanced Fly Fishing at Pyramid Lake, a 6 week Beginning Fly Fishing and more!

Check out the some of the Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced classes/clinics in August below to continue your education in Fly Fishing!

Call the Shop at 775-781-7112 to book your slot in these size limited clinics/classes, before they fill-up!



 Angler's Edge Guide and Author of Fly Fisher's Guide to Nevada, Jan Nemec is hosting a Pyramid Lake Fly Fishing School in the months of December and January.  If you have fished the lake and have not been that successful or are new to fishing stillwater, then this is the class for you!

An excellent 4-5 hour course for introducing the beginner or intermediate angler to fly fishing Pyramid Lake. Lake history, gear, knots, seasonal strategies, fly selection and access are all covered in detail. Water loading, roll to single haul, and the false cast to shoot are demonstrated and practiced.

 Classes are kept small for more personal instruction not to exceed four students. Class materials, flies, and drinks provided. Loaner rods and waders available.

December 14th or December 20th 8 am - 1 pm.  Call the shop at 775-781-7112 to sign up.


This very complete 4 - 5 hour class focuses on learning access and lake topography, advanced dry line tactics, leader building , fly selection and lake entomology.  The roll cast to single shoot and double haul are both demonstrated and practiced. Classes are kept small for more personal instruction not to exceed 4 students.  Class materials, flies, and drinks provided.  Loaner rods and waders are available.  Choose one date:

Saturday, December 13th, 8am - 1pm

Sunday December 21st, 8 am - 1 pm



To accommodate our clients, this class meets on Tuesday evenings starting January 20th at 6 pm here at the Angler's Edge, Education Room.

Fly Fishing is an all encompassing form of fishing.  This is a great way to have your spouse, kid or parent learn fly fishing.. let us take out the frustration of you teaching them.

While students will learn the Cast, Gear, Knots, Go-To Flies, Easy Entomology and Rigging used in fly fishing. Taught by NV & CA licensed instructors on the water and in  classroom .

Call the shop to hold your spot 775-781-7112, materials provided.



January 12th, 2015

Join Federation Fly Fishers, Certified Spey Instructor, Jeff Putnam and The Angler's Edge for this Clinic on the American River.

This informative casting class will teach you how to cast without back-casting, by eliminating false casting.  This class will take your roll casting abilities to the next level and decrease the amount of time spent with the fly off the water.  Learn how to roll cast with the single Spey casting method.  We will discuss "D" loops , rod loading, anchor point, and timing to help you become an efficient single handed Spey caster.

This is the most advanced, efficient method of fly casting!  After learning this method of fly casting you'll wonder why you weren't doing it sooner.  Single Spey casting can be used in many fly fishing situations from trout to saltwater

Class size is limited, be sure to book ASAP, call the shop at 775-781-7112.
Equipment can be provided at no extra cost



This 2 day (Saturday, morning) class, with Commercial tier and pattern developer, Liz Weirauch, will teach in a progressive manner, of tying a simple fly pattern, learning the tools used and material usage along the way.  Each following fly tied  will introduce another technique and new materials.

Cost is $75  Tools & Material provided, Class starts at 8:30am

Sessions are

January 17th & 24th

or February 14th & 21st,

or March 14th & 21st


*Space is limited in all of the classes/clinics, a 50% non-refundable deposit is required to hold your place in any of the classes/clinics, so please be sure to check your calendar before signing up, there are No "Make-Up" classes.  Of course, if classes are cancelled due to weather at the discretion of the instructor or lack of class participants, your deposit will be returned to you in full.  Any on the water classes, students are required to have a fishing license for the state in which the class is held in.  Gear/supplies are not provided unless in description of class.


Scott Fly Rods

Carson valley fishing
1489 Hwy 395 North
Gardnerville, NV 89410

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