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Frank R. Pisciotta is one of California's top, veteran, independent, fly fishing guides.

2018 RATES & DATES

TWO DAY BASIC SKILLS CLINICS
Fee: $450

This clinic is intended for those new to the sport, having no experience with a fly fishing rod. Your introduction to fly angling skills on moving water will include:

  • Gear
  • Fly Fishing’s Two Fundamental Casts
  • Three Essential Knots
  • Trout Foods
  • Fly Selection
  • “Reading Water”
  • Trout Behavior
  • Tactics & Techniques
  • Wading Safety
  • Stream Etiquette

May 6-7   May 12-13
June 9-10   June 16-17   July 21-22   August 4-5

ONE DAY SKILLS CLINICS
Fee: $250

Unlike the Two-Day Basic Skills Clinics; these “hosted” outings are unstructured and free-flowing intended to provide insights and nuances of various techniques used to successfully dupe a trout. The emphasis is “catch & release” and the use of barbless hooks…regardless of regulations. The quarry will be Rainbows and Browns. Both clinics will be on the “Wild Trout” waters of the Truckee and/or Little Truckee rivers. Optimum conditions will determine the venues. Anglers in these clinics are beyond a novice stage minimally with the ability to cast 25’ accurately.

DRY FLY FISHING TACTICS & TECHNIQUES

July 28   August 11   September 15   October 13

NYMPHING TACTICS & TECHNIQUES


March 24   April 7   May 26

GUIDE FEES

Full-Day:
1 angler: $350
2 anglers: $400

Full-days are 8-10 hours. Fee includes flies, leaders, sandwich-lunch, fruits, snacks, beverages and all gear as needed. There are no hidden charges The client provides a current California fishing license.

Half-Day:
1 angler: $300
2 anglers: $350

Industry-wise, “half-days”, generally implies 4-5 hours. Frank’s “half-days” are a misnomer because they are a minimum of 5 hours; more like 6-7 hours! Snacks and water are provided; no sandwiches. A cooler is available for use in Frank’s vehicle. The client provides a current California fishing license.

Confirmation & Cancellation

All Reservations require a 50% deposit

Personal checks (send to Thy Rod & Staff, PO Box 10038, Truckee, CA 96162) and PayPal are accepted. Balance due upon completion of guide date or clinic. Upon receipt of deposit you will receive an e-mailed confirmation and a liability waiver statement which must be signed prior to booking. If notice of cancellation is received 31 days prior to booking, 50% of deposit will be refunded. Subject to availability, the full deposit will be applied to a future date in the same calendar year. Cancellation within 30 days will result in forfeit of deposit. If I must cancel, a full refund will be given.


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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