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GUIDE SCHOOL 5/5 THRU 5/10 2014

Filed under: Guide Trip Reports — Peter at 1:08 pm on Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Guide school 2014 is just six weeks away ! There are just three spots left. Turn your passion of fly fishing into a rewarding part or full time career. Learn from some of the best guides in the sierras in a great 6 day program on all aspects of becoming a professional fly fishing guide. For more info check our website at www.tahoeflyfishing.com and click on guide school button to view or down load itinerary. We hope to see you there!

Peter Santley   TFFO


Filed under: Guide Trip Reports — Peter at 1:49 pm on Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Guide school 2014 is just two months away. If you would like to turn your fly fishing hobby into a career join the staff at Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters May 5th thru 10th for guide school 2014. Learn the fine points of being an excellent  guide with some of the best guides in the Sierras. Rick McGuire of Tahoe Fly Fishing Guide Service has put together a great program that when completed you will have the knowledge and skills to guide from here to Alaska and beyond. For information and itinerary of Guide School 2014 go to Tahoeflyfishing.com and click on the Guide School button. Students that have completed our past guide schools are guiding all over the country and beyond. I hope to see you there on May 5th.

Peter Santley  Guide TFFO


Filed under: Guide Trip Reports — Peter at 10:37 am on Friday, January 17, 2014

Trinity River steelhead get rain. As I write this report the Trinity River is getting a little rain. We can sure use more but we will take what we get, The river is rising a bit and this will move fish around and also bring fresh steelhead into the system. Fishing has been pretty good lately and this rain should make it even better. It’s time to get out and catch some fresh winter run steelhead. With a couple months of prime season left don’t miss out. Winter run fish are strong mostly wild steelhead, some of the largest steelhead are caught at this time. I will be guiding this week and have a few openings, 14th,15th,16th and 17th. If you would like to book a trip call me or text to (530) 318-7073 or e-mail to peter@tahoeflyfishing.com. We are on the river until dark and will return calls or e-mails at that time. Full day float trips are $400.00 per day and include all tackle, flies, leaders, lunch and drinks. Shuttles and gratuities not included. AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT AND FUTURE REGRET! BOOK A TRIP. I have plenty of dates in later January, February, and early March.

Come out and play,

Peter Santley  Guide TFFO


Filed under: Guide Trip Reports — Peter at 11:12 am on Monday, December 23, 2013

Ice fishing season is here and fishing is good.We have guided ice fishing trips available to local lakes.Trips are $100.00 per person with a 2 person min.,kids under 10 half price with 2 adults.Trips include needed tackle,bait,lures etc.BBQ lunch is available for $15.00 per person.A typical day meets at our shop at 9 am. follow your guide to Red Lake or Caples Lake fish from 10 am until 2 pm and return to town.All you need is good winter clothing,boots,gloves,hats,sunglasses and a valid California fishing license,kids under 16 years old do not need a license.We have good fishing and conditions right now.The best ice fishing is usually in December and January,and run trips through March if conditions are good.To book a trip call our shop at (530) 541-8208 or e-mail info@tahoeflyfishing.com .This is a fun activity for families,groups or individuals.
Come out and fish!,
Peter Santley guide TFFO

Truckee and East Walker conditions

Filed under: Guide Trip Reports — Jeremy Wright at 12:05 pm on Friday, November 29, 2013

Fished the Truckee and East Walker this week. Both are fishing well at the right time of the day. No need to be out there super early or late, mid day is the time to be on the river. There’s been a pretty good midge hatch with a few fish eating on top so get out there and get a few before the storm hits next week. The bigger browns and rainbows are definitely eating, they know Winter is coming.

Jeremy Wright


Filed under: Guide Trip Reports — Peter at 3:11 pm on Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Trinity River steelhead fishing season is here.I have been floating the Trinity quite a bit this October and November.We have been hooking fish every day so far.The water is low and clear,making the fishing tough.My clients have been working hard for their fish.We have had a mix of steelhead,salmon,and brown trout in our catches.Fishing should get better when we get some decent rain.A little rain this week can’t hurt.I will be guiding over the weekend and have plenty of dates available.Book a trip and enjoy beautifull scenery and great steelhead fishing.Rates are $400.00 for full day float,2 or more days $375.00 per day.Trips include all rods ,flies ,leaders,lunch and beverages.Shuttles and gratuities not included.To book a trip or for more information call me at (530)318-7073 or text,e-mail peter@tahoeflyfishing.com.
Let’s go catch steelhead!
Peter Santley guide TFFO

East and West Carson river update

Filed under: Guide Trip Reports — Jeremy Wright at 8:02 am on Friday, October 4, 2013

Both the East and West Carson rivers are fishing really well lately. Low water, but hey that’s pretty much everywhere right now. I’ve been sticking to dry flies and my 2 or 3 weight on the West and nymphing, stripping streamers or using a dry dropper set up on the East with a 4 or 5 wt. There are a fair amount of big fish in the East Carson and you might be pleasantly surprised with a solid 16-18″ rainbow in the West. With the Aspens changing its worth the drive even if you don’t catch anything!!

Big fish in the Rivers

Filed under: Guide Trip Reports — Jeremy Wright at 1:07 pm on Monday, September 30, 2013

In the last 4 days I have netted a lot of 24′+ fish for clients. The colder temps have got the big ones getting ready for Winter. Streamers and nymphs are the go to methods, but a big hopper/stonefly can fool the big boys as well. No need to be out there super early, mid day is still good. Swing by the shop with any questions and get out fishing!!

Truckee River waking up

Filed under: Guide Trip Reports — Jeremy Wright at 9:07 am on Monday, September 23, 2013

Feels like Fall out there and the fish seem to be getting ready for it. Great couple days on the Truckee recently, CA and NV side. Nymphing, swinging streamers and an occasional dry are the way to go. Give us a call and we’ll get you on some nice fish.

East and West Carson fishing great

Filed under: Guide Trip Reports — Jeremy Wright at 9:51 am on Monday, September 9, 2013

Both the East and West Carson are fishing great right now. Lots of fish in both rivers and finally some fish of real size are being caught( and hopefully released!). Plenty of action on top with stonefly patterns working as well as the usual suspects for this time of the year. Nymphing is the way to go mid day, the fish are still eating with the cooler temps. Swing by, get some flies and go fish!

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