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Pyramid Lake Clinic

Pyramid Lake is one of the most exciting trout fisheries in the west. Located in Nevada and part of the Truckee River watershed, Pyramid is famous for their trophy Lahontan Trout. California Fly Shop runs a free clinic several times a year to help people get the most of this unique water.

A comprehensive Tailgate talk and Buddy-fishing clinic that will prepare you for one of California’s best Trout fisheries: Pyramid Lake. Pro Staffer Shawn Reese will cover the basics of fishing (why does one need a ladder?) all the way through to terminal tackle and flies.

Key topics include:

  • Finding the right spot/using ladders on the lake
  • Fishing techniques
  • The right gear
  • Pyramid Lake flies

For tailgate talk attendees only: 

California Fly Shop is pleased to offer a two day fishout at Pyramid Lake with Pro Staffer Shawn Reese.


  • 8:00am – meet in Parking lot
  • 8:30 – 1pm – Rigging/general overview of approach, then Fish!
  • 1 – 2pm – Lunch and morning fishing recap
  • 8pm – Meet for nightcap & to discuss the day (optional)


  • 8am – Meet in parking lot/rigging
  • 8:30am – whenever – Fish!

Two Days on the East Walker

Fished the East Walker with Ange for a couple of days this week. Those fish get hammered and are very moody. My goal was to get a big one on a streamer. Flows were a little low and probably should have fished the little bugs with an indicator. Larger fish were off the bank and [...]

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