2019 Calendar

April 18th Board Meeting

May 18th Millpond Jr’s Derby in Graeagle

June 20th Board Meeting

July 18th Board Meeting

August 14th-18th Fishing at the Plumas County Fair

August 15th Board Meeting

September 19th State Council Mtg 11-13 San Diego

October 21st Board Meeting



This event has been CANCELLED for August 4th, 2018!!

The “Yuba River Jubilee” will be held August 4, 2018 from 9am-2pm at Hammon Grove Park on the Yuba River. The Jubilee will showcase guides, clubs, fly shops environmental groups and state agencies that are all working hard to make the Yuba River and her watershed the best it can be.

The river is a wonderful place to fish, drift and hike. We endeavor to protect it for future generations. Educating anglers is the key to the Yuba’s success.

This event is free to all who would like to participate! It will have a great raffle with all proceeds going to a non-profit benefactor which will be announced at the Jubilee!


Lincoln Gray, Clay Hash, Hogan Brown, Mac Noble, Lance & Kirsten Gray, Tom Page, Brian Clemens and more!


Sierra Stream & Mountain Fly Shop, Fly Fishing Traditions, Cast Hope, Hogan Brown Fly Fishing, South Yuba River Citizens League, Truckee Trout Unlimited, Gold Country Fly Fishers, Fish First Fly Shop, The Reel Fly Shop, Nor Cal Fly Guides and more!


Clay Hash – Trout Spey, Tom Page – Building Indicator Rigs, Mac Noble – Dry Fly Presentations and more!


Driftboat Trips, Full Day Guided Trips, 1 on 1 Schools, Hats, Flies and more!






Upcoming Fly Tying Classes

Check out our events calendar here for details.

We have started our Winter Fly Tying Classes.  If you are interested in learning to tie your own flies or sharpen up your skills we will have frequent classes over the course of the coming months.

For the next month we are going to have our guides show you how to tie their favorite patterns for fishing both Pyramid Lake and the Truckee River.

Mike Anderson our Pyramid Lake guide will focus on Pyramid flies and beginner techniques to begin filling your box with ammo for the coming season.  Mike will cover all of the basics of fly tying, tool use and material selection.  You will go away with several flies that you will be able to chase the giant trout of Pyramid Lake.

Learn intermediate and advanced fly tying techniques from Reno Fly Shop head guide and instructor, Mike Curtis.  Mike will show you the flies he ties for his clients and himself when he fishing our local waters.  He has years of experience fly fishing, tying and guiding the Truckee River and its tributaries.

Check our events calendar at renoflyshop.com for details and the next scheduled date.

Registration is on a first come basis and the classes will be held with between 3 and 5 students.

Cost is $40 and includes all material, tools and the use of shop vises if needed.

The class fee will be discounted off the purchase of a premium tying vise from the Reno Fly Shop during the night of the class.

Call 775-323-3474 with any questions.


Pyramid Lake

The fishing has really picked up.  A few good storms and cooler nights have the baitfish dispersed and the trout on the hunt.  We have seen larger fish begun to show up with more frequency and more than willing to eat a fly.

Surprisingly the indicator bite has been strong the past few weeks. Balanced Leech have been the top producers, certainly not to take anything away from sinking lines and subsurface flies. Boobies and Bugger patterns will catch a lot of fish.

Can’t really look for birds and baitfish as much now with everything continuing to cool.  Find a beach and stay at it at least a solid hour before moving on.  And the old saying “don’t leave fish to find fish” could be more accurate now.  Keep your flies in the water and you will be rewarded.

Southern beaches have been most productive lately.

Flies: Cat Whisker and Spanish Olive Boobies, Midnight Cowboy, Red Spark Plug, Black Pilot Nymph, Balanced Leech peacock and white, Moo Minnow


Main Truckee River – (between the Little Truckee Confluence and downtown Reno)

The recent storms, cool nights and our Indian Summer weather has made this an amazing fall to be on the Truckee River and the tributaries.  Both California and Nevada sides are fishing well. Streamers and nymphs are the most reliable but if you catch the right conditions you might be lucky find a few noses poking up to eat hatching mayflies and midge.


Current Truckee River flows at Farad Gage (near Floriston)

Flies:  Skipper Stone, Dead Drift Crayfish, Jigged Red Butt, Jigged Assassin, Bunny Leech olive and the Weir’s Sculpin.