Casey Gipson

Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Guide in Nevada

Casey Gipson


Get ready for the ultimate fly fishing experience at Pyramid Lake, Nevada. You'll be well taken care of by an expert fly fishing guide who will serve you hot meals cooked on the beach, and provide instructional services like casting clinics, fly presentation, fly tying, and much more. Chase after a world record Lahontan cutthroat trout with Casey Gipson as he shares 28 years of fly-fishing knowledge and experience. He's been fishing the banks of Pyramid Lake for nearly 30 years, harvesting every seed of knowledge about this fishery, and refining the tactics needed to put you into a record LCT. Gipson not only provides the most exclusive guided fly-fishing outing on Pyramid Lake, but the most educational as well. His experience and knowledge make for an amazing day on the water for any fisherman, from beginner to seasoned vet. As an Orvis endorsed guide, Infinity Fly Outfitters provides the best equipment, best instruction, and best service, BAR NONE.



Rates start at $495 per day. Please visit for more details.


Lahontan Cutthroat Trout (Summit strain, Pilot Peak strain)


Sacramento perch


Pyramid Lake fishing season is open from October 1st until June 30th.


Nestled in the high desert of northern Nevada, Pyramid Lake is truly a wonderful sight to behold. With its massive tufa rock structures and sprawling sage countryside, it is absolutely a magical place. Known for its breathtaking sunrises, emerald water, and flourishing wildlife, you will be sure to have a hard time going home.

Typical Weather:

Early in the season you can expect COLD mornings that turn into beautiful warm days. Once we are in the winter months, expect the weather to be cold throughout the day and the occasional snow storm. Spring brings warm days and HOT fishing. Pyramid Lake is notorious for its surprise wind events that can make the day a little challenging, but are also well-known for making the fish much more active.

What is Provided:

With every full day trip you will be provided with hot meals (breakfast and lunch) that may be custom-tailored to your liking. An assortment of beverages will be provided and special requests can be made in advance. All terminal tackle such as flies, leaders, indicators, and more are included. Waders, boots, rods, and reels can all be provided as well. Just let me know what you need!

What to Bring:

Be sure to bring some layers of clothing so you'll be prepared and comfortable—the weather in Nevada is prone to quick changes. Don't forget a camera or cell phone to help document your adventure. I will have a large amount of time on the water, so please be sure to bring some sunscreen if needed.

Gear Recommendations:

A 7-8 weight rod and reel setup with WF floating line. Please do not bring anything less than a 6 weight, as it will be a VERY long fight with a big fish and extremely taxing to the fish and its health. If you like to strip flies, we reccommend a 7-8 weight with a fast-sinking head (5-10 IPS). Normally a 300 to 350 grain line works best. If you are traveling light or on a quick business trip, I can provide all pertinent equipment for fishing. Please let me know in advance what is needed. If waders are required, please provide your height, weight, and shoe size.

Additional Activities:

The Reno/Tahoe area is a bustling metropolis of outdoor activities and social scenes. With hundreds of miles of hiking and mountain biking trails, ski resorts, casinos, malls, and yes, an Orvis store, your evening excitement will be rivaled only by our day of fishing!


Casey Gipson
Fly-Fishing Guide
Reno, NV

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