Guided Fly Fishing Trips and Rates

Truckee River Fly Fishing Guides | Based In The  Lake Tahoe/Reno Area 

Current Fly Fishing offers a range of products for all levels and ages of anglers. All guided fly fishing trips and lessons are all-inclusive, a rod/ reel, waders/ boots, and flies will be provided to all clients as well as bottled spring water. Full-day trips include a packed lunch (dietary needs and restrictions will be provided upon request).

Our guided fly fishing trips are staffed by licensed expert guides. We’re based on The Truckee River near Lake Tahoe however we offer a full range of locations up and down the Eastern Sierra, check out all our locations here.

Clients are encouraged to bring polarized sunglasses, a hat and wear sun-protective clothing while on the river.

Clients are required to purchase a California state fishing license. Get your license at the link below.
California Department of Fish and Wildlife License 

Trip Rates:

Half-day (5 hours) $395 for 1 or 2 people and $150 for each additional up to 4 people.

Full-day (8 hours) $545 for 1 or 2 people and $150 for each additional up to 4 people.

Float Trips, Truckee River only (7- 8 hours) $550 1-2 people.

Large Groups can be accommodated with advanced notice. Rates are determined by the number of guides involved, product type, and the number of clients per guide. An additional 7% service charge will be added for groups larger than 5 people.

Deposit and Payment: A 50% deposit and 3.5% transaction fee will be charged upon booking the trip.
The remaining balance will be collected at the end of the trip. Preferred payment methods are Cash, Check, or Venmo.
Credit Cards may be used to pay the remaining balance with a 3.5% transaction fee.

Cancelation Policy: Deposits become non-refundable 14 days prior to the trip date. Our guide trips go out rain or shine, canceling based on environmental factors is solely at Current Fly Fishing’s discretion. 

Half-Day Guide

Starting at $395

From $395

Full-Day Guide

Starting at $545

From $545

Full-Day Guided Float

Starting at $550

From $550

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Large Groups And More

Current Fly Fishing Guide Staff

We Are Here For You
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Dave Harvey

Owner/ Operator of Current Fly Fishing
Truckee River Fly Fishing Guide.

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Chad Kasten

Current Fly Fishing/ Troutfitter Guide Mammoth Lakes Area and Truckee River Fly Fishing Guide.

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Brett Hulen

Current Fly Fishing/ Troutfitter Guide Mammoth Lakes Area and Truckee River Fly Fishing Guide.

What Does a Day on the Water Look Like?

After booking a trip your fly fishing guide will contact you by phone as soon as possible usually within 48 hours. When you speak to your guide they will set up a meeting time and location. Trips in the Mammoth Lakes area may meet at the Troutfitter, our affiliated shop. Truckee River guide trips will meet near the water, we find that providing our guests with a GPS location via text is the best way to ensure you make it to your meeting place easily.  We like to contact our clients a day before the trip to check in and provide any last-minute details.

Once you meet your fly fishing guide at your predetermined location you’ll present your sport fishing license and your guide will fill out the proper documentation, you’ll also be signing our Statement of Service and Release of Liability.

Now the fun begins! If you will be using our wading gear you’ll get outfitted and be ready to hit the water. Depending on the location you can expect a short walk to a small hike to get down to the water. Once on the water, we’ll go over the basics of safe wading and talk about how to cast the fly rod, present the fly and mend the line, and of course how to hook and play a fish.

The instruction doesn’t stop there, we’ll be by your side throughout the day offering helpful tips and tricks to increase your chances of hooking fish. We provide all the flies for the day and will be changing them out frequently to find the best pattern. Losing flies and tangles are to be expected and we’ll do our best to get you set up again as soon as possible and get you back to fishing.

Understand that not every spot we fish can accommodate multiple anglers at once and we may swap out members of the group or spectate while one angler is fishing. We move around quite a bit throughout the day and won’t be in one spot for too long so packing lightly and being mobile is very convenient.

Experienced angler?  If you have fly fishing experience fly fishing guide will help build on the skills you have and adapt them to the day’s conditions. Your guide will go over rigging, fly selection, and reading the water and will be happy to share the knowledge they have acquired over the years guiding and fishing their favorite rivers and lakes.

FAQS

We are a catch and release fly fishing guide service. We teach all levels of anglers, so if it’s your first time we make sure to take the time to teach you the skills and techniques you’ll need for a day on the water.

We have several guides on our staff and the ability to guide many places around the Eastern Sierra and Lake Tahoe. To name just a few; Truckee River (near Lake Tahoe), East Walker River, West Walker River, Upper Owens River, Lower Owens River, Hot Creek, and many more. Find out more info on our Guide Trips and Rates page

We offer a range of trip options rates differ based on how many people are in the group and trip type. To see all the services offered check out our Guide Trips and Rates page.

Anytime you can make it out is a good time to go fishing as many of the places we fish are open year round. However, depending on water conditions we especially enjoy fishing in the early spring and fall. 

We get asked this question a lot and we feel it’s worth mentioning here.

The short answer to this question is, that it depends. We understand every dog is different some are great fishing dogs and some, well, are not. We’d like to chat with you about it before we book the trip and if it seems like a fit we’re more than happy to have your furry friend along.  However, if you’re considering a Float Trip on the Truckee River the answer is no. The rafts we use are relatively small, and inflatable we do not allow dogs or studded boots on board. We can supply you with non-studded boots but the pup will have to sit this one out.

Yes! Our guides are licensed by The California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Current Fly Fishing holds liability insurance and all our guides are bonded. Our guides are also permitted by the Inyo National Forest and are able to take trips in select areas within the forest boundary.

Clients may cancel their trip with no penalty as late as one week before the trip. If a client cancels within one week of the trip Current Fly Fishing can charge up to half of the trips value. However, we would much prefer to reschedule the trip for a later date and when a cancelation fee is charged it is held as a credit towards the next trip booked. Wind and weather is not a reason for cancelling although we are flexible when the situation allows.

Rainbow Falls, San Joaquin River near Mammoth Lakes,Ca

Fly Fishing
with Kids!

Here at Current Fly Fishing, we promote youth fly fishing. Kids are spending more and more time in front of a screen these days and we can all agree that they should be spending more of that time outside. It’s never too early to put a fishing rod in their hands however when it comes to fly fishing we like to start kids around 10 years old. Having an interest in fishing before we introduce them to a fly rod certainly helps. We have taught countless numbers of young people to fly fish and are looking forward to getting your kids out on the water soon.

The Silver Lake Fly Fishing Academy for Kids

The Silver Lake Fly Fishing Academy for Kids is a great program Current Fly Fishing Guide, Dave Harvey has been part of for many years. A non-profit group called The Silver Lake Foundation sponsors this event every spring in June Lake, Ca.  A great program to look into if you have a young angler on your hands. 

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Rainbow Falls, San Joaquin River near Mammoth Lakes,Ca

European Style Nymphing (ESN)

Tight line Nymphing

ESN or Tight line Nymphing is a technique that has been around for a long time, recently it has grown in popularity among anglers for fishing nymph flies ( flies that sink ). There are a few things that set ESN apart from other types of fly fishing but in summary, the idea is that a heavy fly presented on a light line sinks faster and drifts more accurately than one attached to an indicator or bobber. The fact is that it works really well in fast-moving freestone rivers like the Truckee and East Walker. Most of the large fish we’re catching on these rivers are brought to the net using the ESN setup. It’s not hard to do, with a little coaching you’ll be tight-lining in no time.  Be sure to check out our blog post to see our recommended rigging and leader recipe.