Pyramid Lake is home to the Lahontan Cutthroat Trout, a monstrous species once thought to be extinct. These fish regularly grow to a whopping 20-30 lbs. The largest on record weighed 41 lbs! On this trip, you will fish with Doug Ouellette and his team. Doug is one of the most widely respected flat water fly-fishing guides in the nation, with nearly 50 years of fly-fishing experience. His team’s expertise will increase your chance of landing one of the massive trout that put Pyramid Lake on the map!
Day 1 (Thursday) : Arrive in Reno in the afternoon. We will arrange for transportation from the airport to your hotel. Your guide will meet you and make sure you are comfortable and that you have your meal vouchers for the duration of your stay. You will have the evening to settle in and enjoy Reno.
Days 2 and 3 (Fri-Sat): Wake up early, grab a hot breakfast at the hotel, then meet your guide in the lobby and head out to Pyramid Lake. Spend the day fishing for giant Lahontan Cutthroat Trout. Head back to Reno in the evening and spend the evenings at your leisure.
Day 4 (Sunday): Departure day – If you need transportation to the airport, we will be happy to provide that for you.
Wearing the right versatile layers will insure a system with great ventilation and maximum protection in any conditions. Traveling with the items listed below will give you the best chance for comfort and protection at Pyramid Lake against any and all conditions. Flies and leaders are provided by the local guides.
Fleece jacket or wool sweater
Synthetic or wool long underwear – tops and bottoms
Wool / synthetic warm socks
Warm hat or balaclava
Gloves – fingerless and regular
Comfortable shoes for house
Comfortable clothes for non-fishing times
Lip balm w/ SPF
Waders and wading boots – you are welcome to bring your own, but the guides will have extras available.
Rods, reels, lines, leaders – you are welcome to bring your own, but the guides will have extras available.
Rods: 7, 8, 9 weights
Reels: 7, 8 & 9 weights
Floating line to match rod
Sinking lines: 200-350 grain integrated line
Airport drop-off and pickup
2 full days of professional guiding
3 nights lodging at the Nugget Casino resort in Reno, NV
All meals from dinner on Day 1 through breakfast on Day 4
Transportation to and from Reno to Pyramid lake each day (45 minute drive)
Leaders and flies
Rods and reels, waders and wading boots, and ladder stands
Personal fishing equipment and clothing
We understand that well-fed clients are happy clients! We will provide 6 meal vouchers that can be used at any of the 7 restaurants at the Nugget Casino Resort. The meal vouchers will cover 3 dinners and 3 breakfasts. Lunches will be provided by your guides each day that you are fishing – you will certainly not go hungry!
Trip price is based on double accommodations at the Nugget Casino Resort in Reno, NV. If you are travelling solo, but you are comfortable sharing a hotel room with 2 queen beds with another traveler of the same sex, there will be no upcharge. If you wish to secure a private hotel room, you can do so for $150.
FROM OUR TRAVELERS
“Thanks for being the best guide ever. Your encouragement, concern, and professionalism has made this trip a truly wonderful experience. I wish you all he very best in all that you do and hope to see you soon. “
“I hope this weekend goes as well as last week. You, Joe and Billy were excellent hosts and instructors. I had a wonderful time. Thanks again for all your patient coaching and kind words. “
“Thank you for offering such an amazing life experience. From the beginning with Joe and Mike’s emails, to the store’s support on outfitting, to the actual trip, it was an overall very positive experience. I highly recommend this trip to those with a passion for wanting the challenge of this mountain.”