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1489 Hwy 395 North!!
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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.

The Angler's Edge - Fly Shop

Serving the Eastern Sierra

Fly Fisher for over 20 years

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Updated: 3/2/15:
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, Beginning and Advanced Fly Fishing at Pyramid Lake & Nymphing Techniques on the Truckee River.

Call the Shop at 775-781-7112 to book your slot in these size limited clinics/classes, before they fill-up! *Licenses for each water are not included.



Nymph fishing is absolutely the most productive type of fly fishing on the Truckee River. This class gets right to it! Short-line and Long-line indicator fishing is covered in addition to some basic high sticking methods. Approach, specialized gear selection, and several leader styles will be covered. Entomology and fly selection is covered by season in detail. A dozen of the hottest nymphs for the Truckee are also included in the class costs. Choose one date:

Class is $150, Current Nevada License & Trout Stamp needed.

Monday, March 30th 11am-3pm


Sunday, April 26th 11am-3pm

Call the shop at 775-781-7112 to reserve your spot or email with any questions.


 Chris Wharton, stillwater specialist, will be hosting TWO Full-Day Pyramid lake fly fishing clinics on Saturday March 21st and April 12th


Chris has been fly fishing this world class trophy fishery for 32 years and has accumulated a wealth of knowledge from spending so much time fishing and guide Pyramid.

 Classes will be limited to a maximum of 4 students for very personalized instruction. Items to be covered are listed below, the cost is $150.00 and includes a hot BBQ lunch and any equipment that might be required. Call the shop at 775-781-7112 to reserve your spot or email with any questions.


1. Line/Leader & knots configurations and setup

2. Retrieve techniques and rates for individual flies

3. Casting techniques for the shooting lines, one on    one teaching to learn the single & double haul for distance and water loading

4. What areas to fish what times of year and in varying winds and conditions -very important

5. Indicator and non indicator nymphing techniques

6. How to properly play and land large trophy fish and photograph correctly


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.

March 8th  11 am - 3 pm. ~ OR ~ March 28th 11 am - 3pm. 

Call the shop at 775-781-7112 to reserve your spot or email with any questions.



For the Advanced fly fisher, Jan Nemec has 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:

Thursday, March 19th  7am - 11am

Saturday April 18th, 7am - 11am

Call the shop at 775-781-7112 to reserve your spot or email with any questions.



This 2 day (Saturday, morning) class, with Commercial tier, FFF Demonstrator 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 material  and usage..

Cost is $75  Tools & Material provided, Class starts at 10 am
You must call to reserve your place.

This 2 Day Class is:

April 11th & April 18th

Call the shop at 775-781-7112 to reserve your spot or email with any questions.


*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.


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Carson valley fishing
1489 Hwy 395 North
Gardnerville, NV 89410

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