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The Reel School of Fly Fishing was founded in 1996 and is the only fly fishing school based in Truckee. Scheduled and private, “on stream” clinics (no indoor classrooms!) are conducted in the Truckee region The school’s instructors are the best available with eons of practical fly angling experience. We are a diverse group with different personalities and each of us brings a particular talent. Our common denominator is a love and enthusiasm for fly fishing and sharing our passion with others.

Truckee-Tahoe

Fly fishing in the Tahoe area? You bet!
The Tahoe-Truckee region is an ideal venue to indulge in the fascinating sport of fly fishing; whether one is a complete novice or jaded expert. Fly Fishing offers the perfect opportunity to “rev-down” from the abundance of “high-rev” outdoor activities available to the outdoor enthusiast. The addition of trophy trout angling in the area’s alpine waters enhances this region’s reputation as the premier, outdoor setting in the pristine High Sierra.

Frank R. Pisciotta

Frank R. Pisciotta is the acknowledged “Dean of Guides” in the Tahoe region and one of California’s most experienced, independent, “walk-wade” fly fishing guides. He is a “born & raised” northern Californian and a full-time Truckee resident who has pursued trout in California for decades, from the lakes and streams of urban Marin county to the 10.000′ John Muir Wilderness for the state’s fish, the Golden Trout. Frank’s Thy Rod & Staff guide service was established in Truckee in 1984 and has operated exclusively in the area since.

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The Lake Tahoe region is a world-renown, diversified, recreational playground that affords the fly angling enthusiast year-round opportunities in pursuit of stream-bred rainbows, browns and brook trout. The historic town of Truckee is noted for its bawdy railroading & lumbering past, is centrally located for access to intriguing trout waters. There are eight (8) California, state- mandated Wild Trout waters within one hour’s drive of Truckee.

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Truckee River Fly Fishing Guide

2017 marks the 34th year that Frank R. Pisciotta’s THY ROD & STAFF guide service has instructed and guided fly fishers exclusively in the Lake Tahoe region. For 20 years Frank was one of California’s very few ORVIS-Endorsed fly fishing guides. His four-decades-plus experience fly fishing the waters of the Truckee River watershed is unsurpassed. Simply, experience does count and he willingly shares such knowledge with his guide clients; both old and new.

There are eight (8) special regulation waters within an hour’s drive of the Frank’s High Sierra hometown of Truckee. These “wild trout” waters include the notable Truckee and Little Truckee rivers and lesser known North Fork of the Yuba river and Milton Lake. Guiding is also available at “secret”, small creeks and beaver-dam pools scattered throughout the region. The quarry throughout the area are stream-bred Rainbow, Brown and Brook trout.

TRUCKEE GUIDE NETWORK

Frank is a founding member of the TRUCKEE GUIDE NETWORK; California’s original “Guide NetWork” (imitation being the best form of flattery) established in 2001. The two other TGN founders, John Roberts and Brian Slusser still operate in the Truckee area as independent guides and instructors. These days the group is larger, associated with Jon Biaocchi, Captain Chris Maher and Mike Curtis; remaining the premier group of the most experienced, independent, fly angling guides in the Truckee area. We are confident in referring each other if one of us is unavailable.

All guide trips are tailored to the specific desires and skill levels of the client. We provide the beginner fly fisher with one-on-one, “on-stream” instruction. For the experienced fly angler we guide you and eliminate countless hours of precious “prospecting” time. For a cost-effective orientation to the idiosyncrasies of our “home waters” consider a NATIVE SONS TOUR.

REEL SCHOOL OF FLY FISHING

The REEL SCHOOL OF FLY FISHING, offers both scheduled one and two-day, fly fishing skills clinics. The two-day basic skills clinic is designed to introduce the fundamentals of fly fishing; creating a solid foundation from which one can confidently pursue the sport at their leisure. The one day skills clinic focuses on a specific type of fly fishing, either dry-fly or wet-fly fishing; ideally suited for fly anglers beyond the beginner stage and are intent on advancing their existing skills.

The school has scheduled and arranged private clinics; the latter tailored to the desires and existing skills of the affinity group. Simply, a superlative instructor must possess technical and people skills PLUS the ability to clearly and comfortably clearly both Such talent we possess.

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CyberFly Unsolicited Client Quotes

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Your enthusiasm is infectious.

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Your passion is contagious.

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…lessons well-learned…retraced steps and techniques. WOW! great results.

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…appreciated your vast knowledge with your easy-going demeanor.

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I’m constantly practicing all you taught me…catching more trout!

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…good fishing & camaraderie…

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That Brown trout was the largest fish I’ve ever caught on a fly rod.

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…good time…very relaxing; great fishing was the bonus.

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Three times you have put me onto the ‘fish of the season’.

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completely seduced by the beauty of that country. I especially enjoyed that one last fish before darkness fell.

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