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NCFF Second Pond-Fly Fishing Area

[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 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 2nd pond in May of 2015.


[frame style=”modern” image_path=”http://nevadaflyfish.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/pond-fish.jpg” link_to_page=”” target=”” description=”” float=”left” lightbox=”http://nevadaflyfish.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/pond-fish.jpg” lightbox_group=”1″ size=”three_col_large”] Thanks to NCFF member Lance Jergensen-Rebel Malting Co. of Reno, NV made a $1000.00 donationfor stocking trout into pond #2. Prior to the 2015 Rotary Club Annual Father’s Day Fishing Derby, trout were brought in from a Northern Nevada hatchery to Sportsman Park and both ponds were stocked. Around thirty fat rainbow trout were stocked in the fly fishing pond.

This past fall these fish were still in the second pond and growing to a really nice size. The size of these planted trout are now approaching 3 pounds and 20 inches. The weeds growing in the 2nd pond make it challenging to fish. Hopefully the club can have more removed by the crew this year. They are catchable if you carefully approach the open holes in the weed beds.

NCFF would like to maintain the 2nd pond as a fly fishing pond and encourages catch and release. Thanks


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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 fishable waters, plan on long travel times to fish this high desert frontier region of the American West. Rewards include wide open spaces and fly fishing at its finest!

NDOW (Nevada Dept. Of Wildlife) is a great resource on fishing Central Nevada.


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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 shirt with Lt. Wt. Fishing vest.
  • Pants:Synthetic fabric pants with Velcro cargo pockets. Zippered pockets a plus. Note: Cotton Jeans are a determent when wet. Cotton holds water and dries slowly
  • Coat: Packable Wind/Rain Breaker
  • Gloves: Fingerless casting gloves: These prevent sunburned hands and also protect fingers from string damage. Lastly-they can improve grip on gear and fish
  • Hat: Wide brimmed hats are a favorite choice of wise fly anglers. The brims deflect flys when casting becomes challenging. Another smart option is wearing a ball cap/Buff Combo.


  • Wading- Water Shoes, Hip Boots, Breathable Chest Waders
  • Hiking Boots
  • Water shoes if boating/tubing
  • Snake boots if in Snake Country

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