Onion Valley Reservoir, Nevada
Fly Fishing Onion Valley Reservoir: Onion earns the most abused reservoir in Nevada award due to problems with keeping water in it. The reservoir has been emptied several times over the last decade. Onion is also a great example of how resilient the states stillwaters can be. Its fertile insect life blooms every year excelling the growth of the trout inhabitance. Onion has no special regulations like its neighbor Knott Creek Reservoir so the trout tend to be slightly smaller but more abundant. The first time I fished Onion I had more then three doubles while stripping two big nymphs. Much easier to get into than its close neighbor Knott Creek Reservoir
Gear for Onion Valley Reservoir: Four to six weight rods are perfect and the lazy fisherman can always find fish trolling a leech behind a float tube on a type 2 full sinking line. Personal boats aren’t entirely necessary at Onion but can be handy when summer’s vegetation sets in. Read more on Onion Valley Reservoir in The Fly Fisher’s Guide to: Nevada or book a Guide Trip with the author.