Putah Creek Fly Fishing Guide Richard Loft of Napa Valley Fly Fishing Guides offers Putah Creek fly fishing trips and fly fishing instruction on Putah Creek and the Yuba River.

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We are a small independent Fly-Fishing Guide Service and Fishing Charter; started on August 14, 2013. Richard and colleagues are all licensed Fly-Fishing Guides, who take locals and tourists, beginners and experienced, on guided fly fishing trips on local, Northern California rivers. These locations include: Putah Creek near Napa Valley's Wine Country, the Lower Fork of the Yuba River in Old Gold Country's Marysville, shad on the American in April and May, and other rivers upon request.

Putah Creek is Richard's speciality. It is a tailwater; just below Lake Berryessa; a 4.5 mile stretch of clean, cold fresh water for the now native Rainbow Trout in the recently designated, Snow Mountain Lake Berryessa National Monument. Richard has partnered with Putah Creek Trout and the Heritage Wild Trout Program since 2008 to be a steward of this Northern California river by doing annual California Coastal Clean-Ups, and Putah Creek Surveys and Habitat Restoration on a regular basis.


Important Notes:

Fly Fishing Lessons

Fly Fishing Lessons - Richard is happy to teach an on the river "Intro to Fly Fishing" class for those beginners or enthusiasts who want basic fly fishing lessons. Please call or email if interested.

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Other Services Offered 

Casting Lessons 1 and 2 lessons $75.00 per hour.

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Deposit and Cancellation Policy

Upon confirmation of a fly-fishing trip date, the client will pay a 50% deposit to Napa Valley Fly Guides by cash, check, or Venmo. The deposit is non-refundable, but the trip date may be rescheduled due to weather or client request.

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