First, we hope this New Year finds you happy. We've been really lucky so far this "Winter" as we've had some gorgeous days available to the Sierra Fisherman to hit the waters that are open per regulations. Of course, here in Nevada the waters don't close, but a few do go on "rest". The East Walker had a pretty hard freeze this past December over the Christmas holiday, the Miracle Mile had much less ice and continues to produce fish all day long, and if you're bundled up enough and can hang around to sunset, we've had reports of some very nice fish being caught on what we call "A Big Ugly"
Pyramid Lake started off with a bang when it opened and the bite has steadily dropped off for the shore fishermen. But don't fret, spawn is just around the corner and the fish will be in. Clean off that 8 weight, condition that dry fly line (or heck, come in and get the new Scientific Angler Textured line, it's fabulous) and get ready to fish with some large midges.
At the shop, we've developed several outstanding and productive patterns for Spring fishing at Pyramid. We tie them here at the shop........ (A little hint: many of these patterns are also the "Secret Weapon" at other lakes in the Sierra).
The Paiute tribe has asked for Public Comment on regulation changes for Pyramid Lake: such as an increase in license fees, and the possibility of a special permit available at the Ranger Station for fishing the now closed East side of the Lake. You can peruse these changes at http://www.pyramidlakefisheries.org/news.html
, it's also a great site to check out if you're headed up that way.
Hinkson Slough, North of Yerington will open up mid-February. Large monster midges when the heat of the day comes on, an intermediate sink line and a float tube with a good pair of thermals underneath will make your day more pleasurable. We'll have updates of the bite there on our Facebook
page as they come in.
Do You Belong To A Local Fly Fishing Club?
If you're a beginner it's a great place to learn fly fishing, techniques and waters. If you're an expert, it's a great place to learn fly fishing, techniques and waters. Oh, you think that's a repeat? It isn't. One of the best things about Fly Fishing is that you are constantly a student, learning something new even if you think you are an 'expert'. It's one of the beauties of this sport. If you're not a current member of a club or if you have dropped out, think about becoming a member. I know that a lot of the clubs in this area are in the process of re-organizing themselves and bringing new programs and some fine speakers in.
On the right side of this month's Newsletter, you'll find links to the local clubs and a description of their up and coming programs. Feel free to take a look at their Club's Newsletters.
Clubs dues are not expensive and with the monthly newsletters, monthly 'FishOut's' and clinics that are available to members, it's a great source of information! Contact any of these clubs via their websites or show up at a meeting, they'll welcome you!
FLY FISHING FILM TOUR 2012 HITS RENO!!!!
We're happy and excited to announce The Angler's Edge is a Sponsor of the 2012 Fly Fishing Film Tour, coming to Reno for the first time ever!
On Saturday, March 3rd, at COMMROW located on Virginia St., doors will open at 6:30 pm and show starts at 7 pm. The Film Tour has many movies showing. An example of some of their offerings: Sipping Dry
- dry fly fishing on the Missouri River. Or how about Gin-Clear Media's 4th film: HATCH,
documenting some of the world's most extraordinary insect hatches, Clearly B.C. Part I - The Bullies
a film about Fernie, British Columbia and there are many other great movies on fly fishing that will be shown!
Being a Sponsor of this 1st time event in Reno, we can offer tickets to this venue for $12 versus the $15 online or at the door. Seating will be limited to 175 persons.
A nice plus: a Sage ONE rod will be given away during the Reno Tour for one lucky attendee. Watch for a Email blast from us when the tickets are delivered to the shop. Ticket sales from The Angler's Edge will strictly be: first come-first serve, no reservations, no refunds and cash only. To get more info about the films being shown at the Tour go to www.flyfilmtour.com
Egan's Rainbow Warrior
One of our favorite midge patterns for Winter fishing, Lance won a 2005 Championship using this bug. An easy tie, we prefer to use it in size 18 or 20
Hook: TMC 2457 (or equivalant)
: Tungsten nickel or silver to hook size
Uni 6/0 Red
: Pheasant tail (light in color)
Rainbow Scud Dub (light)