Reno Area Fly Fishing

whalensdad

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My wife wants to relocate to the Reno area to be closer to family in Sparks. I've been doing some research and it seems that the Truckee river is quite fishable and so is the East Branch of the Carson a bit to the south. She doesn't want to live so close to family, just closer than the 2000 miles we currently area. We are looking at both the Reno/Sparks area and the Carson City area. I'd prefer not to drive more than 20 min to get on a stream in most cases. Looking for suggestions.
 

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The Truckee goes right through town. It’s better up closer to Tahoe which is more like a 30 to 40 min drive. It gets really high certain times of year. But there are many superb streams up in that area but I don’t think anything within 20 mins but the Truckee River itself.


 

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I use to live in RENO 5 years ago and fly fished the TRUCKEE RIVER all the time before it went almost dry for 2 years. Fishing was great right in the middle of RENO then . Not only do you have the TRUCKEE but you have the LITTLE TRUCKEE , PYRAMIDE LAKE and many other waters too chose from. Reno is a great town not only for fishing but for quality of life. You'r making a good choice to move there.
 

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I grew up there.
I think back then and those rivers were for tourist I never fished them back then.
There is good fish in there but we still considered tourist water.
Drive 110 miles south on 395 to Bridgeport California if that’s not too far for you And I can hook you up with a lake that has 2 to 3 pound rainbows and Brook trout jumping out of it grabbing damselflies and dragonflies it’s private and will cost you about $100 a day to fish it.. And if you’re in shape and can hike a little bit and I can send you a lot of places.... I am old and I miss it
 

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I grew up there.
I think back then and those rivers were for tourist I never fished them back then.
There is good fish in there but we still considered tourist water.
Drive 110 miles south on 395 to Bridgeport California if that’s not too far for you And I can hook you up with a lake that has 2 to 3 pound rainbows and Brook trout jumping out of it grabbing damselflies and dragonflies it’s private and will cost you about $100 a day to fish it.. And if you’re in shape and can hike a little bit and I can send you a lot of places.... I am old and I miss it
I don't mind driving, I'm just looking to be in a place where I can hit the water easily after work or at the spur of the moment. It seems like the Truckee would fit that bill.
 

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The Truckee is a great river. It gets better the closer you get to and into CA. I look forward to my annual trip....except it always seems to happen to fall during Burning Man. Just watch out for the hippy nudists coming out of nowhere. Don't ask how I know.

Pyramid Lake is definitely on my bucket list.
 

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Let's see an easy dozen rivers or creeks near Reno most famous being
Truckee River
Little Truckee River
West Carson River
East Carson River
West Walker River
East Walker River
Upper and Lower Owens River
Hot Creek
A whole bunch of smaller creeks off 395
A whole bunch of lakes the most famous probably are
Pyramid
Crowley
Bridgeport Reservoir
Twin Lakes
The June Lakes
Heenan Lake
I could go on... Many places and many unnamed places nearby to go but like was said before after work, hitting the Truckee is an easy one....

One site to check out is http://www.davessierrafishing.com/mapshtml/eastern_sierra.html
 

whalensdad

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Let's see an easy dozen rivers or creeks near Reno most famous being
Truckee River
Little Truckee River
West Carson River
East Carson River
West Walker River
East Walker River
Upper and Lower Owens River
Hot Creek
A whole bunch of smaller creeks off 395
A whole bunch of lakes the most famous probably are
Pyramid
Crowley
Bridgeport Reservoir
Twin Lakes
The June Lakes
Heenan Lake
I could go on... Many places and many unnamed places nearby to go but like was said before after work, hitting the Truckee is an easy one....

One site to check out is http://www.davessierrafishing.com/mapshtml/eastern_sierra.html
Thanks for the info. Seems like a fly fishing mecca.
 

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I live in Fernley, which is about halfway between Sparks and Fallon. Sparks is about 30 minutes away and there are many places to drop a line in when the Truckee is running well. They just put in a fish ladder at Derby dam which will help the spawning cycle recover. Pyramid Lake is about 20 minutes away along with Lahontan Resv. Dayton is another community you might look at though it is closer to Carson City. Hope that helps. Keep your line wet and your flies dry.
 

whalensdad

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I live in Fernley, which is about halfway between Sparks and Fallon. Sparks is about 30 minutes away and there are many places to drop a line in when the Truckee is running well. They just put in a fish ladder at Derby dam which will help the spawning cycle recover. Pyramid Lake is about 20 minutes away along with Lahontan Resv. Dayton is another community you might look at though it is closer to Carson City. Hope that helps. Keep your line wet and your flies dry.
Thanks for the info. I was supposed to come out this year to check out the area, but it will be next year at the earliest.
 
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