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Napa Valley Fly Guides

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Napa, CA 94558
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Really fun Putah Creek trip

My friend and I hired Richard for a half day trip to Putah Creek. He was very enthusiastic and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dnoth
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Maryland
Putah Creek Fly fishing Experience

I had the pleasure of Fishing with Richard this past Tuesday and can't say enough about him and my... read more

Reviewed May 4, 2017
John I
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Napa, California
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We offer half-day and full-day guided fly-fishing trips to Putah Creek--just 25 miles from downtown Napa-- to fish for wild Rainbow Trout! We also can guide on other rivers if requested by the client. We provide all gear: waders and boots, fly rods & reels, etc.; and any requested drinks for the day. Full-days come with a deli lunch as well. Richard and our other guides have many years experience with fly-fishing on Northern California rivers; and will bring clients to the best fishing spots and assist them with catching fish. It's a beautiful and serene getaway from the busy-ness of everyday life.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I hired Richard for a half day trip to Putah Creek. He was very enthusiastic and seemed like a really good steward of the environment. I really liked the fact that he would pick up trash when we happened upon it to...More

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Reviewed May 4, 2017

I had the pleasure of Fishing with Richard this past Tuesday and can't say enough about him and my overall experience. I was hoping for help with my technique and came away with that and so much more. Richard treats Putah Creek as if it...More

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Reviewed March 30, 2017

My wife and I booked Richard for a trout trip for 29 October, 2016, but the water was low where we were supposed to fish so we opted for the Yuba River to chase some Steelhead. We fished the Hammon Grove Park stretch. I have...More

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Richard L, Manager at Napa Valley Fly Guides, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2017

Hi Charlie- thank you so much! That was a good day and so glad you guys were willing to travel a little farther for the Yuba River experience. Fish on!

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Reviewed September 18, 2016

Rich is a fantastic guide. He knows the river so well and is so good at helping to improve technique and ultimately catch more (and bigger) fish. If you're in the Bay Area and looking to hunt trout, Rich is your guy.

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Richard L, Owner at Napa Valley Fly Guides, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2016

Thank you so much- I'm so glad you enjoyed your day on the water! Fish on!

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Reviewed August 30, 2016

Richard took me out on the Putah fly fishing for a half day. Had a great time and, as a novice, I learned a lot. The Putah is beautiful, and Richard is very knowledgeable and a great teacher. I will definitely look up Richard again...More

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Richard L, Manager at Napa Valley Fly Guides, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2016

Thank you so much! We're very glad you got to fish Putah Creek in the Summer months, when it is at it's most beautiful season; and that you enjoyed your trip with us. Hope to see you on your next visit to Napa Valley!

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Reviewed July 28, 2016

As utter novices, both my Dad and I were hoping to learn the basics and just have a good time. When we met Richard I knew we made the right choice. He is extremely friendly, and his love for the sport is contagious. His teaching...More

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Richard L, Manager at Napa Valley Fly Guides, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2016

Thank you so much, guys! It was a special treat for us to take out some locals; you looked like an experienced fly-fisherman when you caught your trout-- it was awesome! Richard enjoyed the trip with you both very much. Fish on!

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Reviewed June 29, 2016

Richard has great energy and is an exceptional teacher. We worked on technique that will help me in any water! Water levels where high so it made for some challenging fishing however that is no ones fault. We caught fish and had some laughs. It...More

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Richard L, Owner at Napa Valley Fly Guides, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2016

Hey Keith Thanks so much for the review . I have been back to that same spot again and hooked a few and lost a few one was around 14" or so and the other big one was ?? I can only guess it hit...More

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Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

Richards passion and enthusiasm is contagious! My wife and I had a fun day fishing with Richard he is knowledgeable, very sociable and works hard to make sure you are learning and enjoying yourselves.More

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Richard L, Owner at Napa Valley Fly Guides, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2016

Hi and thanks for taking the time to review us . I am looking forward to our next trip tuesday and Thanks again for your efforts . Fly fishing on Putah Creek can be a real challenge but with continued efforts and really spending time...More

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Reviewed April 5, 2016

Richard knows the river, has great gear and is a really nice and enthusiastic guide. All in all, a really fun day on Putah Creek.

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Richard L, Owner at Napa Valley Fly Guides, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2016

Hey Thanks so much! We're glad you had a good time its always nice when we can introduce new people to fly-fishing and have a day on the Creek!

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Reviewed November 28, 2015

I didn't know that Putah had rainbows this big, and so close to home too.....Had a great time. I've been wwith other guides and Richard is one of the most passionate, excited and attentitve that I've met. Highly recommended for alll skill levels, beginnners thru...More

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Richard L, Owner and Guide at Napa Valley Fly Guides, responded to this reviewResponded December 27, 2015

Thanks Chris , I was hoping you would land that last fish but it barbless / catch and release anyways so good job on the fish you did land and keep me in mind when you want to go out again Cheers Richard <*)()()(><

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