Jan Nemec - Fly Fishing Guide, NV

Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Guide in Reno, Nevada

Jan Nemec - Fly Fishing Guide, NV


Jan Nemec - Fly Fishing Guide

Year round fly fishing adventures on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada mountains and surrounding Nevada waters with guide Jan Nemec.

Date Range

The diversity of the weather, elevation accessible, and species available to fish for make year round fishing possible. Prime fishing is found year round with only slow periods during extreme cold periods where anchor ice can occur in rivers and some stillwaters freeze over. Season highlights include fall trophy brown trout and October caddis, large rainbows and browns during winter baetis and skwala hatches, spring streamers for spunky rainbows, summer crayfish and caddis to healthy trout during the cooler parts of the day. Carp are also targeted during the spring and summer heat.

What is Provided to Customer

The great experience in the Nevada desert or neighboring Sierra's. Rods, Waders, Leaders and Flies available at no additional fee. Lunch can be provided for $10 per person on full day trips. Beverages and snacks provided on all trips and at all schools.

Region/Terrain Where You Fish

More then forty miles of the Truckee River located in Nevada which offers year round fishing in both alpine freestone and high desert settings. East and West Walker Rivers, Carson Rivers, and surrounding Nevada waters. Private Nevada waters including Alpine Lake Ranch and Sand Hill Lakes.

Typical Weather by Season

Sunny more than 300 days a year allowing for great fishing year round. Perfect 70 degree temps are often found all day in the Spring and Fall. Summer's 90's can be easily escaped fishing early and late in the day. Winter often provides warmer days in the upper 50's providing the most exciting dry fly fishing of the year.


Sample of Typical Itinerary

Transportation can be provided to and from Reno casinos and lodging otherwise we typically meet in Reno locally. The expectations of the guide and the trip are discussed prior to the trip and any special instructional priorities can be made. Majority of fishing takes place while wading the shore of local rivers, stillwaters, and marshland. I strive to connect and leave as friends with each and every client.


Species You Fish for by Season

Rainbow, Cutthroat, and Brown Trout year round. Carp and black bass in spring and summer.


What Should Customers Bring?

Polarized sunglasses, hat, light weight rain jacket for spring and summer, appropriate layers during the fall and winter, Nevada fishing license.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What type of fishing is typically done? Dry? Nymph? Streamer?
A. Primarily nymph fishing all season with prime dry fly fishing in late winter and late spring, streamers are effective all season.

Q. Where do you fish in Reno?
A. Both high desert and alpine terrain can be accessed on the Truckee within 10 minutes of downtown Reno.

Q. When is the absolute best time to fish for trophies in the area?
A. Fall is best for large brown trout at dusk on small nymphs and streamers. Fair weather during the winter provides the best surface fishing for large trout.

Q. How are the crowds?
A. Even over the busiest holiday weekends fishing pressure remains fairly low by most standards. Weekdays offer more solitude but Nevada as a whole has very little fishing pressure at all.


    Jan Nemec - Fly Fishing Guide
    Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Guide
    Jan Nemec
    1234 Saint Alberts Drive
    Reno, NV 89503

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