Pyramid Lake 2016

Lahontan Cutthroat
Lahontan Cutthroat

From an objective view, the trip was relatively unremarkable compared to ones in the past, but 2016 goes down as one of my favorite Pyramid Lake trips. Although there were a few low points (broken rods, sand blasting from high winds ripping along the beach, etc.), my experience was much more relaxing than in years past. The long drive to the lake, the stiff cold wind as we stood on our ladders, the stink of wet old wader funk all had the warm feeling of familiarity to the point of endearment. With numb fingers and bleary eyes, we tied on new flies and stripped them through the deep blue waters, waiting and praying for the tell-tale tug of the cruising cutthroats.

I love the grind. I love having to work for a fish. This wasn’t my year for that ten pound fish. It always seems just out of reach, and ultimately that’s what keeps me coming back.

Makers Mark
Pyramid and Makers go together like peas and carrots
Pyramid Lake Fly Fishing
On the Ladder – photo by Brian Johnson
Lahontan Cutthroat
Lahontan Cutthroat – photo by Brian Johnson
Cui-ui
Cui-ui and me – photo by Alex Landeen
Pyramid Lake Lahontan Cutthroat
Kyle with Pyramid Lake Lahontan Cutthroat
Cui-ui
Brian with a native Cui-ui
Lahontan Cutthroat
Alex with the fish of the trip for our group
Lahontan Cutthroat
My final fish from the lake (photo by Brian Johnson)
Pyramid Lake
Fading light at Pyramid Lake
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10 Responses to “Pyramid Lake 2016”

    • azwanderings

      You too Greg. Hope you guys had a good time. I look forward to seeing a report.

      Ben

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    • azwanderings

      I’m not sure if that’s a good thing. Good times as always.

      Ben

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  1. Michael Agneta

    No clue what a cui-ui is, but I want to catch one…on stilts…with tenkara. So down with your Pyramid Lake reports, awesome post and photos, glad to see you had a solid outing.

    Now pass the peas & carrots…

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    • azwanderings

      Thanks dude. You should come out with us next year. Plenty of peas and carrots…

      Ben

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    • azwanderings

      Pretty cool fish Max, but the cutthroats there are unbelievable. Definitely a place worth checking out.

      Ben

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