The Paiute woman is the first female fly fishing guide


RENO, Nev. (KOLO) — If you need a fly-fishing guide at Pyramid Lake, you might run into Autumn Harry. She became a guide in December last year and is the lake’s first female Paiute fly fishing guide.

Pyramid Lake guides operate independently. This means that they find their own customers and develop their own brand.

“What I want to do with my business is welcome people who visit Kooyooe Pa, or Pyramid Lake, and teach them about the history of our people,” Harry said.

Since becoming a guide, she has helped people of all skill levels.

Along with teaching people about fly fishing and its culture, Harry hopes to continue paving the way for other women.

“What’s exciting is that there are more women learning to fly fish, being involved in the fly fishing industry and it’s really exciting to see more women on water and even here in the time that I grew up fishing here in my homelands here at Pyramid Lake, I saw more and more women.

His company name reflects his culture and shares his name with Pyramid Lake.

“My business is called Kooyooe Pa Guides and our Paiute name for the tribe is Kooyooe Pa. So I wanted people to reference and say our Paiute name when referring to our business.”

You can find more information about Kooyooe Pa here.

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