Angler’s Edge expanding with new store |

Angler’s Edge expanding with new store

by Leslie Pearson
Liz Weirauch, co-owner of Angler's Edge, holds a brown trout caught out of Walker River, Nev., last summer.
Special to The R-C |

Carson Valley fly-fishing store and guide service, The Angler’s Edge, moved from Esmeralda Avenue to their new store on Highway 395 on Tuesday.

Its current home inside Lone Tree Gallery and Frame Shop closed its doors Saturday and Angler’s owners Don and Liz Weirauch are taking the opportunity to expand.

“We hope we’ll do well because of the economic turn around and being back on 395,” Liz Weirauch said.

The new store will be located at 1489 Highway 395 across from Woodett’s Diner.

In addition to their guiding service and retail store, Angler’s Edge will be adding a classroom to teach fly-tying, fly-casting and fly-fishing. It will also give them space for rod repairs.

The Weirauchs bought the business in 2005 from its previous owner Peter Bauer after retiring from “corporate life”, Weirauch said.

“We’ve fished since we were children,” she said. “We just loved fly-fishing so much that we bought a fly shop.”

Angler’s Edge teaches and guides customers to the Truckee, Carson and Walker river drainages.

Weirauch said that the season never ends in Nevada.

“We’re taking a father and daughter to the East Walker soon,” she said. “He wants me to teach his little girl how to fish.”