Doug O and I will be holding a Pyramid Lake Clinic at Pyramid Lake in Nevada on January 31st. If you have not heard of Pyramid Lake, or always wanted to know how to approach fishing it, this is the time to do it. This clinic video from last year captures what clinics are like. Pyramid is the place right now to tangle with a “monsta” trout. You can travel the whole world and not find the fish we have in our own backyard. We will cover rods, lines, rigs and flies, along with beaches to fish during various weather conditions. You will need at least a 6wt rod, 7-9 wts are better. It’s also good to have a reel with a good working drag. On that reel you will need a shooting head, or floating line. Fast-sinking shooting-head lines that are integrated of about 200-350 grains are good. We use those for stripping beetles and buggers. Floating lines are good for indicator fishing, though we will show you how to construct a leader to fish midges/nymphs without an indo. 6-8 wt switch rods are good tools for the lake too. If you have one and the correct line for it then bring it. We’ll be two-handing overhead casting with the switch rods.
“You can travel the whole world and not find the fish we have in our own backyard.”
Other good tools to bring would be a stripping basket and stepladder to raise you above the water especially if it’s windy. You don’t need those, but they’re nice to have. We’ll have flies and everything to construct leaders with. We’ll also have some rods and reels if you do not have the correct setup. You will need to be prepared for nasty weather. It’s almost always windy there. Dress warm (think layers!) and bring a rain jacket to keep the splash off, gloves, etc.
Price is $200, and you will need to prepay via PayPal, or C.C. We will meet at 9:00a at Crosby’s Lodge in Sutcliff on the lake and go into the late afternoon-evening. 9:00a should give folks enough time to make the drive. Everyone can purchase a tribal permit to fish the lake at Crosby’s, or you get it online beforehand. Of course call/email either Doug or I if you have any questions.
Here are the most common questions we get, or if you’d like to more info on why Pyramid is making national news, read more here.