Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some answers to frequently asked questions please feel free to email me at [email protected] if you need more information.

What do I need to bring for a fly fishing trip?
Basic fly fishing necessities are a hat, polarized sunglasses, earth tone shirt, water, sunscreen, camera, small daypack, extra layer of clothes and good walking shoes or boots. A California fishing license is required for anyone 16 years or older and one day fishing licenses are conveniently available on line. For 1⁄2 day trips a quick snack and for all day trips a simple lunch. All the fishing equipment and flies are included in the price.

Where will we go?
There isn’t a standard fishing trip location, and trip locations change based on lots of variables. Destinations are decided by where the best fishing conditions are going to be on any particular day. Weather, river levels, time of year, insect hatches, angler skill level and interests are all part of what determines where we will fish on any particular day. If there is a place you would like to fish or a technique or tactic you particularly enjoy or want to learn just let me know.

Who is going to guide us?
When you book a trip with me you will get a professional independent local guide with 14 seasons experience and thousands of days on the water. All my trips are custom and you will not be mixed in with other groups. I am the guide on every trip. Successful guiding depends on using the accumulated knowledge of years of experience to provide a quality outing. Other lodges and outfitters hire new folks to be fishing guides every season as part of their activities programs. As a Yosemite resident and fly fisher for over 30 years I feel confident that I offer the best guided fly fishing trips available.

Will we catch fish?
The long summers in the Sierras have very stable weather and fishing success is extremely consistent. I wont book trips when I know the fishing isn’t going to be worth your time or money. Unfortunately I am sometimes forced to cancel a trip if sudden changes in conditions don’t favor a successful day. Nature sometimes has a way of changing the best planned fishing days. When I cancel a trip there is of course no charge and I will try to reschedule whenever possible.