Summer Events and Hours at the Reno Fly Shop

Super great things happening at the Reno Fly shop in the month of May.

Hour event calendar has been filled up with the Fly Fishing Basics and Dry Fly Tying Classes

Events Calendar Page Link

Fly Fishing Basics Class – Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30-8:00 – Starting May 12

The summer series class to improve and learn basics is where everyone should spend some time. This is a four part series built for busy schedules and a great way to end the day. The class schedule follows the following, #1 Casting, #2 Knots and Rigging, #3 Stream side approach and #4 Fly fishing with a guideThese classes are based out of the Reno Fly Shop and are taught by our staff and guides. This class is limited to 6 students. If you have your own gear bring it. If not, we will provide everything. The cost of the class is $200. Please reserve your spot today this class fills up fast.


#1 Casting – We will cover the basics of casting a fly rod to show beginners and seasoned anglers the best way to get the most out of each cast. We will show you all of the casts we use on our area waters. We will cover overhead casts, roll casts, single and double hauls, etc. 
#2 Knots and Rigging– We will cover the knots needed to keep you fishing and the best ways to rig your rod for the different styles of fly fishing our area waters. We will show you how to tie knots like; the improved clinch, triple surgeons, blood knot and the perfection loop. Some of the rigging you will improve on is the dry/dropper, indicator nymphing and high sticking.
#3 Stream Side Approach – One of the most fun classes of the summer series. Stream side approach is where we begin to put it all together. We will put on our waders, head down to the river and discuss fish habitat, fish behavior, bug behavior and will sample what bugs are in the water that evening. We will also cover the best way to stalk fish in the river, safety in and around the river as well as some basics on etiquette when there are other river users out there with us.
#4 Fly Fishing with a Guide – This is where we put it all together and spend some time doing what we love. We will divide up the class into groups of 2 students/guide and head to the river. We will recap all that we have covered and bring a few of the tricks that we use everyday to catch trout. This is the class that you will need a valid Nevada fishing license and we can help you purchase it before hand if needed.

Learning to tie a Dry Fly – Starting May 13 – 6:30-8ish

Summer season is the time for dry fly fishing in our area and we want to get you ready.  We will be covering a few of the most popular dry fly patterns.  Learn to tie the most effective summer dry fly patterns for the river and local lakes.  We will cover basic techniques as well as a couple of the most popular patterns, such as, Elk Hair Caddis, CDC Baetis and the Stimulator.

The class is $30 and will go from about 6:30 – 8:00.  All tools and materials will be provided.  If you have your own tools bring them so you are familiar with them.  The class is for 3-6 students.

Elk Hair Caddis


CDC Baetis





Alot of our customers have asked us to open Monday to allow them to restock from the weekend and to get ready for the week of fishing ahead of them.  We decided to do just that.  Starting immediately our new hours will be

Monday through Saturday 10am – 6pm



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