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Address: Napa, CA 94558
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We offer half-day and full-day guided fly-fishing trips to Putah...

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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Great day on Putah Creek

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 September 2016
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San Francisco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 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 review

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

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 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 next time I'm back in Napa.

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Richard L, Manager at Napa Valley Fly Guides, responded to this review

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! More 

Petaluma, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 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 style was easily adaptable to persons and skill-levels, rather than a prescribed, predetermined order, which... More 

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Richard L, Manager at Napa Valley Fly Guides, responded to this review

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! More 

Parker, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 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 does not get much better!

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Richard L, Owner at Napa Valley Fly Guides, responded to this review

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 semi hard and was gone; my guess at least 14 all the rest were smallies... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 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.

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Richard L, Owner at Napa Valley Fly Guides, responded to this review

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 learning the creek she will show her beauty . I have seen big fish, Western... More 

Orange County, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 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 review

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! More 

Santa Rosa, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 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 Expert. The better you are, the more you will catch, and Richard has a very... More 

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Richard L, Owner and Guide at Napa Valley Fly Guides, responded to this review

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 <*)()()(>< More 

Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2015 via mobile

We had the pleasure of fishing with Richard in late September and qow, did he deliver! Although the fish were a little finiscky, Richard was patient with his teaching and had us both up and fishing in no time! Very knowledgeable about the area and the fish. Next thing we knew, a half day trip turned into a full day... More 

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Richard L, Owner at Napa Valley Fly Guides, responded to this review

Wow you guys I'm finally getting around to responding to these awesome reviews and just wanted to say thank you so much!! I'm so happy we had such a fun day on the river; hope to see you again next time you visit. <*()()()> More 

Napa, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015

Richard took a colleague and I out the water in Berryessa on a beautiful sunny afternoon. I have grown up fishing; my fondest memories are with my grandfather in Yosemite Valley before he recently passed away. Being out on the water with Richard brought me back to that time with my grandfather; however, he made the trip fun and informative.... More 

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Richard L, Owner at Napa Valley Fly Guides, responded to this review

Hi you guys! Thanks so much and so glad you had a good time on your trip; and glad you caught a fish too! Let's go again maybe this Fall. Fish on! More 

gjfilice
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

I had a wonderful time. Richard (the guide) was very good. He was hands on, a great teacher and gave lots of coaching along the way. He did a wonderful job putting us in positions to have chance to catch fish and as a result we caught a few.

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Richard L, Owner at Napa Valley Fly Guides, responded to this review

Hi Gennero ; Thanks for taking the time to give me a revieu it really help my ranking . I am sure you understand all this already . so give me a call when you are ready to get some gear and I will do what I can . also I would love to go out with you 1 on... More 

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