5-10-17 by Rich Lewis I made a solo trip to Sportsman Park Wednesday May 10th, 2017. I arrived at 11:30 AM. There were several RV’s parked in the lot; yet no one was fishing. The temps were warm-high 70’s/low 80’s, the winds light and the water clarity was very good. Since the water was calm […]
About Richard A. Lewis
Richard A. Lewis is a semi-retired Senior Aerospace Materials Engineer now living in Central Nevada. He is an avid life-time angler. Rich consults to the fishing industry and is “Pro Staff” for several popular global brands. His innovations include advanced composite materials for fly rods, fly pattern design and fishing lure development.
Rich caught his first Nevada fish in Lake Mead in 1961- when a Large Mouth Bass hit a Flat Fish plug he had cast from the beach on a casting rod & reel. He has fished all over the silver state ever since and enjoys the diverse fisheries that Nevada offers. From deep-lining steel at Lake Tahoe for Mackinaw Trout, to fishing a dry fly on a 3 wt. flyrod for creek Brookies, Rich enjoys all aspects of fishing in Nevada. Especially Fly Fishing!
Rich shares the sport of fly fishing through his local club: Nye County Fly Fishers, Tonopah Nevada. Interests include including fly tying, fly casting, rod building, material science, 4X4’s, high tech adventure gear and destination planning. Contact Rich: email@example.com
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[h3]“Getting Started Again-Thoughts and Reflections on the Upcoming Fishing Season”[/h3] [h5]By R. A. Lewis NCFF member[/h5] Now that the ice is off the local waters we are all thinking about wetting lines again. In between the late winter/spring storms, there just might be some favorable windows of decent weather that will allow us to get […]
[frame style=”modern” image_path=”http://nevadaflyfish.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/ponds.jpg” link_to_page=”” target=”” description=”” float=”left” lightbox=”http://nevadaflyfish.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/ponds.jpg” lightbox_group=”1″ size=”three_col_large”] [h3]Tonopah’s Sportsman Park ponds complex -The South Pond or the “2nd Pond” is shown to the right in image .[/h3] [frame style=”modern” image_path=”http://nevadaflyfish.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/pond2.jpg” link_to_page=”” target=”” description=”” float=”left” lightbox=”http://nevadaflyfish.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/pond2.jpg” lightbox_group=”1″ size=”three_col_large”] In early 2015 NCFF petitioned the Tonopah City Manager and the local Rotary Club […]
Here are a few flies that have been developed and fished to great success all over the globe. Try them in our local waters; as they work great! If you want to tie them yourselves, these are easy to search up on the internet. Try a google search for the written pattern instructions. Also-even better-search […]
A few weeks ago, Bob Perchetti, his Grandson Gabe (NCFF’s youngest member at 11 Years Old), Mark Madsen and myself headed out to fly fish after a breakfast at the Station House. It was a cold blustery spring day in Round Mountain. When we arrived at Hadley Pond, we were only anglers on their. It […]
Location: Tonopah Brewing Company. Thanks goes out to our host, Master Brewer and fellow club member Lance Jergensen. The Club held a general membership meeting which was headed up by Mark Madsen. Mark covered club business and then did a presentation on “Winter Fishing” tips and tricks. 10 members were on hand including two new […]
[h4]Part Two – Choosing Your Fly Reels.[/h4] Do you actually need a fly reel to catch a small trout? Not really. You can catch trout up to 15” safely with a cane pole or Japanese-style Tenkara telescopic rod, a “string” the length of your pole and a fly. Fishing with a “pole” can be rewarding […]
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[h4]We had our second general club meeting Wednesday night at the new Tonopah Brewing Co.[/h4] Our newest member, Lance Jergensen, just happens to be the brew-master at the Tonopah Brewing Co. Lance invited NCFF to use the place as the “NCFF Club House”. He is a gracious host indeed. Lance is also an accomplished […]
[h4]Part One – Choosing Your Rods[/h4] [frame style=”modern” image_path=”http://nevadaflyfish.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/scenery_rl.jpg” link_to_page=”” target=”” description=”” float=”left” lightbox=”” lightbox_group=”” size=”portrait_thumb”] The Central Nevada region covers vast tracts of high desert lands. The elevations of our fishing spots can range from 3000 feet all the way up to 10,000 feet. Throughout this arena are waters holding a surprising variety […]