Fly Fishing Festival set for Carson Valley Inn |

Fly Fishing Festival set for Carson Valley Inn

by Rosemarie Middendorf

What is fly fishing all about? You can receive an interesting introduction to fly fishing by attending the High Sierra Fly Casters’ 4th annual Fly Fishing Festival on Sunday, April 19.

The event, which is co-sponsored by the Carson Valley Inn and held in the Shannon Ballroom, will take place from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. If you are an experienced fly fisher, perhaps you can pick up a tip or two. There is something of interest for everyone.

Approximately 30 booths of fly-fishing and fly-tying equipment, guides and packers, resorts and fishing locations will be available for your perusal.

A variety of expert fly-tiers will be demonstrating new and local flies throughout the day. You will also have the opportunity to try your hand at tying a fly if you wish.

Casting demonstrations will be held in the parking lot and are sure to be of great interest. Hands-on experience will be available for those who wish to “get the feel of it.”

A number of guest speakers will make presentations on a variety of fly fishing-oriented subjects, such as how to fish in certain fishing areas, what kind of flies work best for a particular kind of fish, types of equipment, methods of casting, etc. Andy Burk, recently relocated to northern Nevada and now operating the Reno Fly Shop, will be the keynote speaker.

Door prizes will be available and a silent auction will be offered. Admission is $5 per person, children under 16 free, and $25 will provide one year family membership in the High Sierra Fly Casters, one club hat or T-shirt and family entry to the festival.

Tickets are available at Lone Tree Frame Co. and Gallery, 1598 Esmeralda Ave., Minden; Angler’s Edge, 1420 “A” Highway 395, Gardnerville; Sierra Fly Shoppe, 200 W. John, Carson City; Reno Fly Shop, 294 E. Moana Lane, Reno; and at Carson Valley Inn in Minden.

The High Sierra Fly Casters, a non-profit family oriented organization, is open to all ages of men, women and children. The group assists in teaching and promoting fly fishing and community service to benefit all.

The goal of the High Sierra Fly Casters is to promote fly fishing and to encourage and support proper management of all fisheries in the Carson Valley area – whether the fishing is predominantly fished with fly or otherwise. Monies form the festival will be used toward this end.

For information, call Gene Young, 265-2626 or 782-2522.

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