No Nonsense Guide to Fly Fishing Nevada

By Dave Stanley

Highlights the 28 top fly fishing waters with an emphasis on the key Western prairies and the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Included are: well-known waters such as the Truckee, Walker, & Carson rivers, Pyramid and Spooner Lakes and reservoirs such as Wild Horse, Knott Creek, Wilson, Ruby Marsh and some excellent waters over the California state line. Color illustration & maps; 9x12 inches, 64 pgs.


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ISBN: 0-9637256-2-9

EAN: 978-0-9637256-2-2

Binding: Softcover

Publish Date: 31/08/1997

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Nevada offers some great uncrowded fly water. Dave Stanley and co-author, Jeff Cavender show you the hot spots in Northern California and Nevada. Explore the Walter River, Wild Horse Reservoir, the famous Truckee and many others. Easy-to-read maps take you right where you want to go in the high desert and mountains.

Includes the best water, hatches and flies, the best time to fish, equipment you’ll need, accommodations and maps. The No Nonsense approach means you won’t waste time. In a few moments you’ll know how to fly fish the most enjoyable and rewarding waters in this uncrowded, yet-to-be discovered region. Detailed, hand-drawn maps annotated by the author show you where to fish and how to get there. Use this guide to plan your Nevada fly fishing trip or take this guide along for ready reference.

•The Carson River, East Fork
•Crittendon Reservoir
•Davis Lake
•Denio Junction Area
•Eagle Lake
•Frenchman Reservoir
•Hobart Creek Reservoir
•Illipah Reservoir
•Cave Lake
•Jackson Meadows Reservoir
•Milton Reservoir
•Martis Creek Reservoir
•Mason Valley Wildlife Area
•Pyramid Lake
•Ruby Lake
•Sheep Creek Reservoir
•South Fork Reservoir
•Spooner Lake
•Stampede Reservoir
•Boca Reservoir
•Prosser Reservoir
•Truckee River
•Walker River, East Fork
•Wild Horse Reservoir
•Wilson Sink Reservoir

There are few states in the union that have such a talented and knowledgeable outdoorsman at the top of its fly fishing community. Ask about fly fishing in Nevada and the name Dave Stanley comes up. Dave’s father taught him to cast a fly at age six. Summer jobs were with the Virginia Department of Fish & Game doing fish and biology studies. After graduating from the University of Richmond, Dave headed west. His fly tying and guiding led to the 1983 purchase of the Reno Fly Shop. Dave and his talented crew have grown the shop into Nevada and the Sierra’s most successful full service fly shop. In 1994 Dave’s team won the prestigious One Fly competition in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where his teams consistently do well. He also leads fly fishing excursions to Alaska, Key West, Costa Rica and Mexico. He fly fishes over 150 days a year.

Jeff Cavender is the talented word processing co-author part of the team. He manages the Reno Fly Shop where he also teaches fly fishing and tying. A certified casting instructor and licensed guide, Jeff has taught and guided all over Nevada and California. A native Nevadan, he’s fished the area for over 30 years. He regularly speaks to fishing groups about high desert and northeastern Sierra fly fishing.

“If there is one person to ask about fly fishing in Nevada it’s Dave Stanley: guide, outfitter, tier and all-around outdoorsman. He’s fortunate to have Jeff Cavender, a fine casting instructor and fishing authority, to help write this guide. This is the best team possible to write the first fly fishing guide to this region.” --Ken Hanley, author of several fly fishing books, including The No Nonsense Guide to Fly Fishing in Northern California

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Weight 0.3 lbs
Dimensions 8 × 0.2 × 11 in


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