Sawmill Lake Fly Fishing

Sawmill Brown

Sawmill Lake Fly Fishing is now open for business! Let’s go fishing, book a guide or a session on Sawmill Lake Fly Fishing. Our Fly Shop Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters is also open for business as of the 8th of May, 2020. Now booking Guided Fly Fishing Trips on the Truckee River and the East Walker River.

Fly Fishing Guide School 2019

Truckee Tahoe Area Fly Fishing Guide School 2019.

We’re excited to announce that we will be holding our 8th annual Tahoe/Truckee Area Guide School from May 6th- May 11th, 2019!  Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters and Matt Heron Fly Fishing will be hosting the fly fishing guide school .  Back again this year are top notch instructors: Matt Heron, Jordan Romney, Steve Johnson, Rob Baldwin and more.

We will be covering everything from casting, instructing others, risk management, marketing, opportunities locally and beyond, entomology, a day rowing drift boats/rafts, and much more!  Rick McGuire designed this School to teach all methods of guiding, particularly Walk/Wade Guiding.  See our Sample Itinerary for further details at

Added days to our Guide School.

Our guide school will be 6 consecutive days of instruction/education spent mostly on the water. We have added days of shadowing a guide from our school or guide from Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters.  This is an 8 day Fly Fishing Guide School course with our finishing school being the 2 shadow days later in our guide season.  This years Fly Fishing Guide School is $1600.00.

Please call for further information:

Rob Baldwin at (276)525-5631 or email

Victor Babbitt at (530)545-0193 or email

Fly Fishing Guide School 2018 in the Truckee/Tahoe area!

Fly Fishing Guide School 2018 in the Truckee/Tahoe area!

Quick update, two weeks out and we still have a few openings for Guide School 2018.  If you have an interest in becoming a fly fishing guide here in the greater Truckee/Tahoe area, Alaska, the West etc. and or working for an outfitter, shop or guide group I do not know of any that do not require some type of guides school to have been accomplished.  There is the ability to start off as an independent guide but is always tough getting permits and or clients while competing against someone that has been to a guides school.  It is not a requirement to attain a guides license but helpful getting a start in the industry.  Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters for one will not hire a guide until they have taken a guides school here in the Tahoe area or at one of many across our country.  We are not the only Outfitter that runs a Guides school but we are the only guides school as complete and affordable in the West.  We concentrate on teaching Walk/Wade guiding and our school includes two additional days of shadowing one of our guides on an actual guided trip.  Give us a call if you have an interest or questions, we would be glad to have you!

Victor Babbitt

Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters



Guide school 2014 is just two weeks away! Take your passion for fly fishing to a new level and join us for guide school starting May 5th.We still have room for men or women who would like to learn the skills needed to become a successful professional fly fishing guide. Learn from some of the best guides in the Sierras. For more information check are website to view or download itinerary. Rick McGuire from Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters has put together an excellent six day program. We hope to see you May 5th.

Peter Santley TFFO

GUIDE SCHOOL 5/5 THRU 5/10 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 and click on guide school button to view or down load itinerary. We hope to see you there!

Peter Santley   TFFO


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 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


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 .This is a fun activity for families,groups or individuals.
Come out and fish!,
Peter Santley guide TFFO


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 530-541-8208  or email
Let’s go catch steelhead!
guide TFFO


Late season steelhead fishing on the Trinity River can be a great time.February and March still offer good fishing for steelhead with some brown trout mixed in.We should see longer and warmer days with hatches of mayflies and stoneflies bringing steelhead and browns to the surface on the right day.The river is less crowded and fishes well on many different stretches of the river.Last year I had some of my best fishing in March with some large browns to go with the steelhead we were catching.If you have not been to the Trinity this year it’s not too late!. My two day special of $700.00 for two days of float fishing with rods, flies and lunch included for one or two persons.One day float trips are $400.00 per day. Since last weeks rain fishing has picked up with fresh fish moving into the system.You can call me for available dates at (530) 541-8208 or e-mail to
With good results on recent trips don’t miss it! You may have a chance to get a steelhead on a dry fly. What could be better. We still have Drift,dine and stay packages through Indian Creek Lodge starting at $950.00 for two nights lodging,two days of drift boat fishing and$100.00 dollars in dinner certificates and can be split by two people.Please call me for any more information.
Thanks and good fishing,
guide TFFO