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The local Trout Unlimited Sagebrush Chapter is featured with the Reno Fly Shop on “Trout Unlimited: On The Rise” on the Sportsman Channel premiering at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 11.
The episode focuses on the Lahontan Cutthroat trout and fishing at Pyramid Lake and airs on Sportsman Channel at the following times: Tuesday, May 11 at 8 p.m. PT, Wednesday, May 12 at 9:30 a.m. PT, Friday, May 14 5:30 a.m. PT, Saturday, May 15 at 7 a.m. PT and at 11:30 p.m. PT. The Sportsman Channel is on locally on Charter Cable on channel 417, DirecTv on channel 605 and Dish Network on channel 285.
President of Trout Unlimited’s Sagebrush Chapter, Mike Caltagirone, is featured on the show.
“The show gave us a great opportunity to highlight the Lahontan Cutthroat Trout and the extensive efforts to restore these local, native fish especially at Pyramid Lake,” he said. “It also features the unique fishing techniques used to catch the largest, native trout species in North America.”
According to Trout Unlimited, during the filming of the Pyramid Lake episode Rod Anderson of Reno Fly Shop landed what is a probable world-record cutthroat trout using a 12-pound test tippet, reeling in an 11 pound, 8 ounce cutthroat on a handheld scale, a half a pound heavier than the current fly-caught record of 11 pounds, 1 ounce trout caught by Marvin Green in 2008 at Pyramid Lake.
Sagebrush Chapter members will be watching the premiere of the Pyramid Lake episode on Tuesday, May 11 at 8 p.m. at Rack & Pinz Drafthouse at The Legends At Sparks Marina, 1330 Scheels Drive, 2nd Level, Sparks, Nev. 89434, following their bi-monthly meeting at Scheels.
Trout Unlimited’s “On the Rise” is hosted by Colorado fishing guide Frank Smethurst, who travels across the country focusing on Trout Unlimited’s hard work and shines a spotlight on the critical issues facing America’s trout and salmon.
For more information on the Sagebrush Chapter, visit their website at www.sagebrushtu.org.