Guide Service

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Lower American - Lower Yuba - Putah Creek - Feather River - Delta - Napa - Trinity - Klamath
East Walker - Hot Creek - Crowley Lk - Upper Owens - Truckee - Lower Sacramento - Rogue - and more

 

     No matter which water in California, Nevada and Oregon you want to fish, we have a guide on board  who will provide you with a memorable experience.  No need to spend valuable time researching guides in far off unfamiliar waters when you can rely on our 34 years of developing relationships with the best guides in the west.  We will do all of the work in finding you a guide who will fit your personal needs, and it doesn't cost you one penny extra to book your guide trip through our shop. Call us at (800)410-1222 or click this link to begin the process of booking your next trip

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Head Guides
Joe Vasquez & Andy Guibord

Meet our Local Guides

Scroll down to learn all about our guides who will be happy teach you what they
know about waters in the area.  For information about guides on waters out of the area, call the shop

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Capt. Andy Guibord
Head Guide

Andy has been a key staff member for well over twenty years and now co-helms our guide service. Very few guides know the Lower American River, the

Lower Feather, Lower Yuba and Delta as well as Andy. A day with Andy is like attending a master class in fly fishing and your skills are guaranteed to improve. 

Capt. Joe Vasquez
Head Guide & FFF Instructor

Joe has been guiding over thirty years and today he co-helms our guide service. No guide has as much experience on as many waters as Joe.  During the year you can find

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Joe on the Lower American, Lower Yuba, Lower Feather, Lower Sac the Klamath or guiding in Alaska. Joe prides himself foremost as a teacher and is is a Federation of Fly Fishers Certified Casting Instructor.

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Capt. Bryce Tedford


Bryce has fished all over the world in both freshwater and saltwater environments. Since moving to California in  

2010 he's concentrated on fishing for Smallmouth & Large Mouth Bass and Striped Bass in the Delta. Bryce loves to educate his clients on the Delta's diverse fishery, and after spending a day with him you will come away with a depth of knowledge about  how to catch some of the largest and most challenging freshwater fish in the country.

Capt. Toby Uppinghouse

Toby has spent over twenty years in the fly tackle industry and has done everything from owning a fly shop to being a manufacturers sales rep

and also being one of the most successful fly fishing guides in California. Whether it be the, Lower American, Lower Yuba, Lower Feather, Delta or the Lower Sac he can get you into fish no matter what time of the year.

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Ethan Bush

Ethan is our youngest guide and we wouldn't have invited him on board if it wasn't for his extreme passion for guiding and the  professionalism that he projects.

Ethan grew up on the Lower American and the other valley tailwaters and knows the nook and crannies that other guides overlook. His goal is to ensure that you come away from a day on the water satisfied that your knowledge of fly fishing has increased.

to guiding on the Lower Feather, Lower Yuba, North Yuba, and Lower American.   Whether it be Stripers, Trout, Steelhead or Shad he knows where they are.

Jared Shakin

Growing up in Glennwood Springs Colorado Jared cut his teeth fly fishing the Frying Pan and the Roaring Fork. Now based in Roseville CA he applies that knowledge

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Capt. Patrick Mackenzie


If you want to fish for Stripers in the Napa River or Largemouth, Smallmouth and Spots in the foothill lakes, Patrick is your guy.  As a matter of
 

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fact, Patrick is the only fly fishing guide on the Napa River.  The Napa is home seasonally to some of the largest Stripped Bass in California and they have a reputation of being some of the strongest fighting Stripers too, as they have spent very little of their time in freshwater. He is also the only fly fishing guide on Lake Berryessa which is ranked as one of the top ten Bass lakes in the USA.

Capt. Ryan Williams


Ryan holds the distinction of being the first fly fisherman to win a major professional bass tournament.  He has also
been featured in national magazines. Specializing in the amazing bass fishery to be found in our foothill lakes he



 

guides our valley tailwaters too.  He is the only fly fishing guide on Clearlake which has been named by Bassmaster Magazine as the bass fishing lake of the decade.
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Sam Christman

 

We first met Sam as a teenager and have witnessed first hand his passion for fishing.  When we found out that he has begun guiding, we made sure to bring him onboard.


 

Sam is one of the few guides that holds guide licenses in pretty much all of the western states that offer great fishing and he's licensed to guide in Mexico too! 

 

Currently working on triple majors in fisheries he is guiding close to home and specializing on Nor CA tailwaters.  
 

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Capt. Happy Nguyen

To Happy, guiding is not just a job but a passion. He guides all of the local waters but in the summer you will find him guiding at the Illiamna Lodge in Alaska

If you want to spend a day fishing with one of the most easy going guides on the planet then Happy is your man . . . and he will put you on to lots of fish too. No guide works harder than Happy