NCFF Second Pond-Fly Fishing Area




In early 2015 NCFF petitioned the Tonopah City Manager and the local Rotary Club to dedicate the Sportsman Park “second pond” for use as a fly fishing pond. As a result, NCFF club members have initiated the development of pond #2 for fly fishing. NCFF commissioned local sign maker Steve Carpenter to carve a NCFF sign for the second pond. NCFF President Mark Madsen and members Rich Lewis, Hep Klem and Don Kaminski installed the sizable sign at the ...

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Protected: Illipah & Cold Creek Fly Fishing

Mark Madsen and myself made an exploratory 450 Mile round trip to two impounds in Eastern Nevada this past Friday and Saturday, Oct 3rd and 4th. We fished Illipah Reservoir Friday for 6 hours and then stayed overnight in Ely.


It is a creek-fed reservoir and it has low water right now. The water is off colored brown/yellow. We ended up calling it a mud hole. The fish taken there were off-colored as well. Both the Browns and Rainbows ...

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“Can You Really Fly Fish in Central Nevada? Nothing says “Road Trip” like a day fly fishing in Central Nevada”

By Rich Lewis
NCFF Charter Member

Nevada has big water. Nevada’s prominent lakes are Lake Tahoe to the north and Lake Mead to the South. Smack dab between these two gems is Central Nevada.

There is zero big water in Central Nevada. Instead you’ll find a diverse smattering of smaller locations in which to pursue trout, bass and other species. The Central Nevada fishery includes ponds, ditches, reservoirs, creeks, alpine lakes and a few small rivers.

For those willing to seek-out Central Nevada’s ...

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Safety First- Fly Fishing Remote Central Nevada – By R. Lewis – Nye County Fly Fishers

Fly Fishing remote frontier destinations is serious fun – Safety First

Be Prepared & and tell at least one person where you are going and when you expect to return
  1. Gas Up
  2. Cell Phone/Ham radio/CB
  3. Maps of area and/or GPS
  4. Water
  5. First aid Kit
  6. Firearm/Knife
  7. Food/Beverage
  8. Proper Clothing For Location and Season

Personal Clothing Items

Performance fabrics are blends of synthetic fibers that repel, wick-away and allow moisture to evaporate quickly. These lightweight advanced garments also block UV and even contain insect repellents.

  • Shirt:Long sleeved shirt with ample pockets , or LS ...
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