Fly fishing at Pyramid Lake calls for many unique flies including streamers, beetles and an assortment of midges and nymphs. Many custom patterns are created by local tiers, but you will not find the hottest flies at just any fly shop. Whether you are visiting or live in the area, go see the selection at Reno Orvis.
Gary Bonanno and Jan Nemec team up to offer some of the top producing flies and they can all be found at the store in south Reno at the Sierra Summit Mall. Bonanno's bad boys, sparkle beetles, tadpoles and custom nymphs have quickly earned a spot in the Pyramid arsenal by simply producing fish after big fish. Bonanno spends at least one day a week catching fish at Pyramid, while thinking out of the box and testing new patterns all the time. Nemec's beetles, tadpoles, midges and streamers have been a standard for the past few years. He ties hundreds of midges and streamers for Orvis Reno.
Together, the collection of custom, lake-proven Pyramid bugs fills an entire side of a fly display. Add in the arrival of seasonal options from Umpqua like the Maholo patterns including red, black, wino and wino/albino, Orvis is well stocked for the spring bite on Pyramid.
In addition to the hottest regional patterns for Pyramid, anglers like Gary and Jan are always willing to recommend access points, help with rigging and share advice that will help customers catch more fish at Pyramid and beyond.
The shop has fly tying classes and fly fishing classes scheduled as well. See the list of events and plan a trip or take a class soon. There might even be a fly tying 201 class in the works where the guys will show you how to tie your own beetles.