Guide School testamonial

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

Sign up today as spots are limited.

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

Guide School 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.

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

LTCC fly fishing class

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

Upcoming 6 day intensive Fly Fishing School

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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Full Day Introduction to Fly Fishing

OK. So you have wanted to learn to fly fish for a long time.  No doubt you have thought and talked about it ad naseum.  Always an excuse to be found.  Well now is the time to get it done right.  For a small investment of $100, you can get the proper instruction and the pertinent information necessary to get you started on you own fly fishing journey.  And this is the right way to do it.  Don’t be one of those guys or gals that trusts their buddy to teach them.  Ever learn to ski from one of these people.  When I guided I used to see the water littered with these poor souls.  I used to think if only they had been given the right stuff from the beginning, they would be having a hell of a lot more fun. I decided to get back in the industry this year because I missed the teaching part so much.  After teaching fly fishing classes at LTCC for three years I was able to help quite a few folks like yourself get started.  Join me soon.  We are scheduled for June 24th and July 22nd.  We may add or change dates as necessary but Sunday seems to work best for me.  Call the shop for further information.

Rick McGuire TFFO Instructor

 

Floating the East Truckee River

A Photo of the Float by Marcus Bradley

On Tuesday, I floated the East Truckee River, with recent TFFO Guide School Graduates, Marcus Bradley and Seth Hofland. While water was high flowing at 654 cfs and slightly stained. We still hooked 9 fish and were able to land 4 of them, all about 12-16″ on the indicator, we did hook two larger fish but like typically Truckee River Steel, they took large runs and came unbutton with head shakes. We had one follow on a streamer but no takes. While Run-off has started, flows are still at a good level to fish and catch fish!! Float Guide Trips are available…. and if you have never floated I highly recommend it!

EAST WALKER RIVER SPRING FISHING GOOD

The East Walker River is fishing well in both California and Nevada.Fishing has been good and all different offerings have been getting bites,dries,nymphs,streamers.Plenty of browns and rainbows to keep you busy.Current flows 63 cfs in California and slightly higher in Nevada.At current flows and warming water temps. we are seeing a mix of winter and spring hatches.Midges and mayflies up high and some stoneflies when you get further down river.Our guide trips have done very well lately.We guide both California and Nevada including Sceirine Ranch private water.With warming weather the next couple of months should fish very well.This is a great time of year to take a guided trip .You can book through the website or call our shop at (530) 541-8208.It’s time to get out and do some fishing,the guys in the shop will hook you up with the right gear and flies.We are still on winter hours 10am to 5pm closed Weds . snd Sun. We will be changing to summer hours and seven days a week soon.
Let’s go fishing!
Peter Santley TFFO

Fly Fishing Film Tour coming to Reno

The Fly Fishing Film tour is showing in Reno, Nevada on the 3rd of March.  Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters is selling tickets at the shop and offering discounts through the show with the purchase of a ticket.  See their website for more details.  www.thef3t.com 

 Hope to see you all at the show!

Victor Babbitt

Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters