Pyramid Lake Clinic with Mike Anderson November 16 & 23

Pyramid Lake - Sutcliffe, NV (Washoe County)

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Reno Fly Shop

by Reno Fly Shop

Pyramid lake boasts the largest strain of cutthroat trout in the world. And RFS Guide Mike Anderson is ready to share his tips of the trade with you one of these Saturdays, November 16 or 23. This class is limited to 6 anglers so sign up today. If needed, all gear will be provided. Mike will provide demo gear from ECHO | SAGE | SCIENTIFIC ANGLERS FLY LINES | GALVAN REELS and more of our great partners.

November 16 or 23 – On-the-Water Pyramid Lake Clinic with Mike Anderson

When: November 16 or 23, 2018

Where: Pyramid Lake (beach to be determined)

Who: Mike Anderson, You and only 5 other anglers

How Much: $200/angler - paid at time of reservation

How to Signup: Stop by or call the shop today at 775-323-3474. You can also email Mike at [email protected]

Added Benefit: For participating in the clinic students will have a one-time 15% discount for gear purchased here in the Reno Fly Shop

Check out details below and signup today

The Lahontan Cutthroat Trout (LCT) historically reached 40 plus pounds. Today, trophy fish are 10 to 25 pounds. This incredible size and accessibility has garnered Pyramid Lake as a true bucket list fishery. Pyramid lake’s size and terrain makes it difficult to locate these leviathans. At nearly 190 square miles and 340 feet of depth the LCT have a lot of area to spread out.  

On November 16th and 23rd,  Reno Fly Shop guide Mike Anderson will be hosting a clinic at the lake to teach anglers some of the tricks that crack-the-code to effectively fly fish Pyramid Lake.  

This one day clinic will cover:

  • Pyramid lake overview/history
  • Locating the LCT in the different times of the season
  • Gear, Rigging, Fly Selection
  • 3 Most Common Techniques for fishing Pyramid Lake/Casting

After the Clinic students are encouraged to stick around and fish! Mike plans on hanging out and will be available for questions and one on one instruction to further your fishing experience and develop the skills you will have just learned in the clinic!

The clinic will run 4 hours at a cost of $200 per angler. Gear is available if needed (free of charge) on a first come first served basis. Please let us know if you plan to use our gear at the time of reservation.

Class is limited to 6 anglers to maximize the learning/fun environment.


Pyramid lake overview/history – Pyramid Lake is a unique location, historically, culturally and biologically. Mike will cover these topics and more to help you understand the uniquness and significance of this amazing resource.

Locating LCT throughout the year – Pyramid Lake is often to have a unique personality. At best it is mercurial and will change seemingly on an hour-to-hour basis. Mike spends a lot of time at the lake guiding clients and fishing and a result he has developed a keen awareness to these different moods and what makes things change. Mike is prepared to break down these nuances and to allow you to develop an understanding of what to look for and how different variables might impact the fishing and fish behavior. 

As a primer check out these articles Mike has prepared for the three distinct periods of the fishing season that he believes requires different approaches.

Early | Middle | Late

Gear, Rigging, Fly Selection – The fly rod setup at Pyramid Lake contributes a lot to an anglers overall success and overall ease of fishing. Mike will share what he has found works the best in most situations and how to keep youself organized on and off the water. Some of the equipment used at Pyramid Lake is iconic and Mike’s experience as developed a deep understanding of when/where/how to use this fly fishing equipment.

Different Techniques for fishing Pyramid Lake/Casting – While there countless different ways to approach angling Pyramid Lake you will learn the best techniques to fly fish from shore from one of the busiest Guides at the Lake each year.

  • When to use a sinking line vs. a floating line.
  • When to use a ladder or chair and when to not.
  • Indicator or Naked
  • Two flies or one and when/where.
  • And much much more…

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