No Nonsense Guide to Fly Fishing Pyramid Lake

By Terry Barron & Jeff Cavender

Nevada's historic and famous trophy cutthroat fishery is back. Author Terry Barron has fly fished the lake for 28 years and sets the record straight. Maps show how to get to the right spots for 16-30" trout! Photos, illustrations, maps; 8.5 x 11 inches, 54 pgs.


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ISBN: 0-9637256-3-7

EAN: 978-0-9637256-3-9

Binding: Softcover

Publish Date: 01/03/1998

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Where else can you tire of catching 25-inch cutthroat trout while waiting for a big one? Pyramid Lake in Nevada. Terry Barron is a Reno-area, and the Pyramid Lake, fly fishing guru. His book gives the history and key information needed to fly fish the most outstanding trophy Lahontan cutthroat trout fishery in the United States. Covers 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 Nevada’s most amazing lake. Photos, detailed, hand-drawn maps and illustrations show you how to prepare, hot to get there and where to fish for huge Lahontan cutthroat trout. Use this guide to plan your fly fishing trip or take this guide to Pyramid Lake for ready reference.

“Terry has a unique understanding of Pyramid Lake’s special environment, the cutthroat trout that live there, and the fly fishing techniques necessary to be successful. This book is a must for fly anglers who want to fish this water.” --Dave Stanley, author of Dave Staney’s No Nonsense Guide To Fly Fishing Nevada

Terry Barron started fishing with his father, using bamboo rods, back in 1952. In 1963, while attending Reno High School, he got his first look at Pyramid Lake. Terry caught his first Pyramid Lake cutthroat trout with a fly.
Since then he has become a Reno-area fly fishing guru. He helped establish the Truckee River Fly Fishers Club, which created Nevada’s first catch & release trophy section on the Truckee River. In the late 1980’s Terry started a fly fishing guide business and began tying flies commercially for the Reno Fly Shop.
These days Terry is a fixture at Pyramid Lake and the fly shop where he helps customers and teaches fly tying.

Jeff Cavender has been fishing with his friend Terry Barron since 1988. It was Jeff’s encouragement and support which finally prompted Terry to write this guide. A fourth generation Nevadan and lifelong fisherman, Jeff is part-owner and manager of the Reno Fly Shop where he still teaches the occasional fly fishing class when not out fishing the high desert or northern Sierra. In addition to editing this guide, Jeff is the co-author of the No Nonsense Guide to Fly Fishing in Nevada.

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Weight 0.38125 lbs
Dimensions 8.4 × 0.2 × 10.9 in


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