Best Fly-Fishing in Nevada

This list represents the most popular fly-fishing in Nevada. Use this list to plan your next Nevada fly-fishing trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. Truckee River, CA & NV


The Truckee, the largest of the three major rivers in the Reno area, provides year-round fly fishing. Easy access, beautiful canyon scenery, and fiesty wild trout earn the Truckee an easy 8 on the qua…
From the guidebook "Fly Fishing Nevada"
Verdi, NV - Fly-Fishing
Published by No Nonsense Fly Fishing Guidebooks

#2. Walker River, East Fork


Easily accessible as it flows alongside the Highway, this section offers serious nymph and streamer anglers opportunities to catch trophy rainbow or brown trout, especially if you avoid the weekend cr…
From the guidebook "Fly Fishing Nevada"
Gardnerville, NV - Fly-Fishing
Published by No Nonsense Fly Fishing Guidebooks

#3. Hobart Creek Reservoir


This is probably the best place in the Carson City area to take children or beginning fly anglers and get them into fishing. If you want a fun and beautiful place to spend the day, try Hobart. It’s on…
From the guidebook "Fly Fishing Nevada"
Carson City, NV - Fly-Fishing
Published by No Nonsense Fly Fishing Guidebooks

#4. Illipah Reservoir, Comins Lake, & Cave Lake


While the town of Ely, in eastern Nevada, is best known for its elk herd and incredibly cold temperatures during the winter months, the area offers some exceptional fly fishing opportunities. Illipah…
From the guidebook "Fly Fishing Nevada"
Ely, NV - Fly-Fishing
Published by No Nonsense Fly Fishing Guidebooks

#5. Mason Valley Wildlife Management Area


Whether you’re after bass or trout, the Mason Valley Wildlife Management Area offers a top-rated opportunity to catch sizable fish with a fly rod. Located just outside Yerington, Nevada, this 13,000-a…
From the guidebook "Fly Fishing Nevada"
Yerington, NV - Fly-Fishing
Published by No Nonsense Fly Fishing Guidebooks

#6. Ruby Lake


If you choose not to sample the excellent fly fishing at the Ruby marshes, the natural beauty of the place is reason enough to make the trip. This wonderful wetlands is populated with deer, eagles, he…
From the guidebook "Fly Fishing Nevada"
Shantytown, NV - Fly-Fishing
Published by No Nonsense Fly Fishing Guidebooks

#7. Pyramid Lake


What angler worth his or her salt has not heard of the ladder fishermen of Pyramid Lake and the trophy-sized cutthroats they cast to? This is the world’s best trophy cutthroat fishery. Many also know…
From the guidebook "Fly Fishing Nevada"
Nixon, NV - Fly-Fishing
Published by No Nonsense Fly Fishing Guidebooks

#8. South Fork Reservoir


South Fork Reservoir deserves a spot on every fly angler’s “must fish” list of Nevada still waters. As of this writing, it’s Nevada’s newest trout fishing reservoir. A little history will help with yo…
From the guidebook "Fly Fishing Nevada"
Elko, NV - Fly-Fishing
Published by No Nonsense Fly Fishing Guidebooks

#9. Sheep Creek Reservoir


How often do you have the opportunity to fish a water that gave its name to one of the most productive still water fly patterns in the West? If you take secondary State Route 11 southwest out of Owyhe…
From the guidebook "Fly Fishing Nevada"
Owyhee, NV - Fly-Fishing
Published by No Nonsense Fly Fishing Guidebooks

#10. Wild Horse & Wilson Reservoirs


Wild Horse Reservoir has long been a favorite of anglers who have learned to appreciate fly fishing high desert still waters. Once you’re in the far north central part of Nevada, the fishing is easy t…
From the guidebook "Fly Fishing Nevada"
Owyhee, NV - Fly-Fishing
Published by No Nonsense Fly Fishing Guidebooks

#11. Crittenden Reservoir


Crittenden possesses clear, relatively shallow water (only 30' deep or so, at the southeast corner by the dam), abundant insect life, and football-shaped trout of which fly fishing dreams are made. Mo…
From the guidebook "Fly Fishing Nevada"
Montello, NV - Fly-Fishing
Published by No Nonsense Fly Fishing Guidebooks

#12. Denio Junction Area (Blue Lakes, Onion Valley Reservoir, and Knott Creek Reservoir)


For still water fly fishers, the Denio Junction area of northern Nevada ranks just this side of heaven. Four scenic reservoirs, Big Spring, Knott Creek, Onion Valley, and Blue Lakes, are located in th…
From the guidebook "Fly Fishing Nevada"
Denio Junction, NV - Fly-Fishing
Published by No Nonsense Fly Fishing Guidebooks