Fly Fishing Northern California
with Guide Ryan Johnston

Guiding out here on some of the best trout waters in Northern California, it is my goal to fill your memory bank with plenty of fish tales, big and small! My eighteen year fly fishing infatuation has given me a good idea of what it takes to be successful out there on the river, and it's my pleasure to show you the ins and outs of some of the best destination fly water in California and Idaho. If you want a stellar day on the river, I'm the man to help make it happen.

I've learned plenty in all my years of fly fishing and guiding. Here's one very important standard:

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I tailor each trip to your style, your preferences, and your needs. So you're a beginner and need plenty of instruction; I'm ready to patiently teach you the essential techniques for success. If I can teach my wife to fly fish, I can teach anybody! Or maybe you're an expert - let me show you the true joy of being guided by someone who really understands the water. Give yourself a break for once and treat yourself to a day off!

No matter what your level and preferences, we'll design a trip that best suits you. You can bet I'll be working hard to put you on the fish, even if I've gotta back row a run a dozen times or stay out late. The sweat and pain are worth the smiles and laughs of that memorable trout or steelhead at the end of your line.

I offer full- and half-day guided fly fishing trips on 5 rivers, covering more than 125 fishable miles of water. Check out the tabs for river descriptions and fish pics - that'll get you goin'! Then give me a call...no matter what time of year, I can satisfy your hunger for some awesome fly fishing.

"The two best times to fish is when it's rainin' and when it ain't."
Patrick F MacManus