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IF4 Show in Bend

Filed under: General Comments,General Topics,School and Workshops — Rick at 8:19 am on Thursday, March 26, 2015

What a bonus!  Me and my wife were in Bend, Oregon the past week on a ski and mountain bike trip and the International Fly Fishing Film Festival 2015 was in town.  It was held at the Tower Theater in downtown Bend and sponsored by Fly and Field Outfitters, a great local fly shop.  It was the first time I had attended the event and was thoroughly impressed by the film entrants.  My wife, who does not fish, was also impressed and entertained.  As for Bend, the mountain biking was off the charts and we were able to get only our second powder day of the year at Mount Bachelor.  That place still has the soul of skiing and riding as its number one priority.  46 days until Guide School 2015.  Reserve your spot and join us this year.  If you have any questions, please email or call me.

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Rick

rickemcguire@yahoo.com  530-318-5694

It’s time….

Filed under: Guide Trip Reports — Jay Swartley at 5:19 pm on Saturday, March 14, 2015

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If you have never fished Pyramid, but have always wanted to then it's time. The next 6 weeks any day with a bit of wind will produce fish. Best part is anyone with a trout rod can do it rite now too. Just keep in mind if you hook that 20 lber on your 5 wt it may not be pretty!
This is Olin with his first pyramid cutty. Actually his first fish on a fly too! I think he has caught the addiction as well as the fish…stop by the shop and get geared up for the mid! Best fishing of the year is coming up, tight lines and we will see you on the water.

Guide School testamonial

Filed under: General Comments,General Topics,School and Workshops — Rick at 9:56 am on Saturday, March 14, 2015

Here is a testimonial from one of our graduates Morgan Kane.  He was also the winner of that year’s casting contest.

Rick,

The school was very informational.  I had a great time learning with the other students as well as the guides and teachers.  I really liked the time everyone really spent with the verbage of teaching.  Now the only way to keep this knowledge fresh is to continue fishing and teaching others that is why I am moving forward with it.  I have already bought my bond through the state and Im in the process of filling out my guides paperwork.  I’m also gonna start shadowing now that I am back from Belize.  This school was so informational one of the nights I was in Belize( nothing but fish on the brain….even tho it was my honeymoon), I had a dream that I was guiding a client on the Truckee river.  “Lob, lift and now lead the indicator down the seam”.  I had a blast and will continue striving forward to turn my passion into a career.

The networking side of things really helps as well.  Throughout the week I would post a new pic each day from our school.  I must have had over a half dozen replys or private messages about the Tahoe Fly fishing guides school.  I ranted nothing but positive replies because I feel the school has helped tremendously.

Thanks again,
Morgan

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Sign up today as spots are limited.

Rick McGuire TFFO Guide School Director 530-318-5694  rickemcguire@yahoo.com

Guide School 2015

Filed under: General Comments,General Topics,School and Workshops — Rick at 9:59 pm on Sunday, March 8, 2015

Once again this year’s Guide School has the privilege of having Jaime Lyle as our casting instructor.  Jaime is a certified FFF Master Casting Instructor and one of the best in the industry.  He is currently a California sales rep for Sage, Redington, and Rio. Student will spend an entire day with Jaime and our instructors working on their personal casting skills and learning how to teach others. We are two months away from this year’s school and getting pretty excited as it approaches.  Contact me if you have any questions and sign up soon as we have a limit on the number of spots available.

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Rick McGuire- Guide School Director  530-318-5694  rickemcguire@yahoo.com

Big bugs on the truckee

Filed under: Guide Trip Reports — Jay Swartley at 5:10 pm on Friday, March 6, 2015

We have lot of big stones on the cali side of the truckee rite now. Big fish as well, even a few looking up! Flows are really about perfect as well. Expect most action under the indicator, big indo, lots of shot and heavy runs should put you on a few.
Now is a perfect time to book a trip get out and ski a few runs early and meet one of us after lunch on the river? Sounds like a good day to me!image

Mid-Winter Baetis & Truckee River Browns!

Filed under: General Comments,General Topics,Guide Trip Reports,River Reports — victor at 8:31 am on Tuesday, March 3, 2015

 

Truckee River was a blast this past week! Big Browns on drys, just what I have been waiting for!

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LTCC fly fishing class

Filed under: General Comments,General Topics,School and Workshops — Rick at 8:35 am on Monday, March 2, 2015

This spring I will be teaching an 8 hour Introduction to Fly Fishing class through the Community Education Department at Lake Tahoe Community College on Sunday May 10th from 8 am to 5 pm.  This intensive course is designed for the beginner as well as anyone who is struggling with their fly fishing skills.  Topics that are covered include equipment selection, casting, reading water effectively, entomology and fly selection, presenting the fly properly, as well as others.  Check out the college website or contact me for more information.  The course is titled Fly Fishing For Everyone.  Hope to see you there.

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Rick McGuire Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters, rickemcguire@yahoo.com, 530-318-5694

Pleasanton Fly Show

Filed under: Guide Trip Reports — Rick at 10:30 am on Sunday, February 22, 2015

I had the opportunity to spend yesterday at the Pleasanton Fly Show and a had a great time. Although I made it a long one day event leaving at 5:30 am and getting back home at 8:30 pm, I was glad I did it.  My main agenda was to begin the process of creating a network of job opportunities for our Guide School graduates.  I talked with a lot of great outfitters and lodge owners and learned a lot about the process for becoming an Alaska fly fishing guide.  Everyone I met seemed genuinely interested in what we we were doing and in most cases it looks like there may be some possibilities in the future for creating the network we have dreamed of.  Although I realize this will be an ongoing and longer term project, I was able to find what may be some opportunities this year.  Exciting!  It was also great to catch up with old friends and meet some new ones. Including these lovely ladies from Sisters on the Fly.  My wife loves them.

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Rick McGuire Guide School Director TFFO

3 months to Guide School 2015

Filed under: Guide Trip Reports — Rick at 9:09 am on Friday, February 20, 2015

It’s less than 3 months to this years Guide School and we are starting to get really excited around here about this years class.  If you are considering becoming a fly fishing guide, we feel that we are the most comprehensive experience in the industry when it comes to preparing you for a career as a guide.  I am heading to Pleasanton , CA this Saturday for the Fly Fishing Show and my goal is to set up a few referrals with other guide services for job placement for our graduates.  I will keep everyone updated on my progress as we feel this is an important addition to our school.  This addition as well as others we have implemented have come directly from our graduates.  Contact me if you have any other questions and I look forward to talking to you.

Rick McGuire  Guide School Director TFFO

rickemcguire@yahoo.com  530-318-5694

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Upcoming 6 day intensive Fly Fishing School

Filed under: General Comments,General Topics,School and Workshops — Rick at 12:48 pm on Thursday, February 5, 2015

Here is some exciting news!  This year we will be offering a 6 Day Intensive Fly Fishing School along side of our yearly Fly Fishing Guide School.  We have learned over the last 5 years of doing the Guide School that not all of our participants were interested in learning to be a guide but actually just wanted to become better fly fishermen.  This year we decided to take that feedback and offer a school for those just interested in taking their fly fishing skills to the next level.  Some of the workshops when appropriate will have both groups working side by side.  These include casting workshops, knot tying and rigging, entomology and fly selection, and rowing a drift boat to name a few.  All of the other time the groups will be split to work on their specific emphasis.  We are really excited about this and we look forward to working with both groups this year.  Specific information will be posted on the website soon.  If you have questions now, feel free to call or email me.

Rick McGuire- TFFO Guide School Director, rickemcguire@yahoo.com, 530-318-5694

 

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