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Truckee River Fly Fishing Guide
2020 marks the 37th year that Frank R. Pisciotta’s Thy Rod & Staff guide service has instructed and guided fly fishers exclusively in the Lake Tahoe region. He is the acknowledged “Dean of Guides” in the Lake Tahoe region. For 20 years Frank was one of the West Coast’s select ORVIS-Endorsed, independent 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.
Currently my US Forest Service Special Use Permit (SUP) for the Tahoe National Forest (TFN) has expired and I’m currently awaiting its renewal. In the interim it is “grandfathered” and valid until renewed.
These guides are still operational under my old permit: John Roberts, Jon Biaocchi, Captain Chris Maher. Upon renewal of my SUP; I will annotate a list of the authorized guides who operate under my SUP. Rest assured we will continue to be 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. Rest assured we are not newbie guides “OJTing” at clients’ expense.
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 will 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 was established in 1996. It offers both scheduled one and two-day, 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 seamlessly convey both. Such talent we possess.
NOTE: All clinics maintain a MAXIMUM 3-1 student/instructor ratio; assuring a quality experience.