- $199 for a guided fly-fishing trip for two ($400 value)
- Includes 10% off additional services booked at the same time<p>
Expert guides—experienced not only in fishing but also in the seasonal behaviors of their prey—lead tours to spots that range from Yosemite National Park’s upper Tuolumne River to the San Joaquin and Kings Rivers. Even in winter, they track the freshwater fish to their favorite stomping grounds, taking passengers on a stunning journey through the Californian countryside on the way there. The guides also provide all gear each fisherman needs for the trip except a California fishing license, which costs $15 per person to purchase for the day. Though participants may do whatever they please with their catches, the guides emphasize a catch-and-release philosophy.
Guides are available to start booking trips immediately; river conditions in the late winter and early spring are generally quite favorable, and expeditions are especially unlikely to encounter crowds during this time of year.<p>
Sierra Fly Fisher Tours
The wild trout has led humans on merry chases up and down rivers for generations, but the guides at Sierra Fly Fisher Tours have learned all the wily fish’s tricks—even those of the elusive golden trout. They possess the expertise to track the animals in spring, summer, fall, or winter, navigating the uncrowded waters of national parks from Yosemite to Kings Canyon. For the guides, the excursion’s allure involves the challenge of fly-fishing and the stunning California scenery, rather than making every catch into a meal. Instead, they try to preserve the species in local waters by emphasizing a catch-and-release philosophy, an ideology that makes for responsible fishermen and irresponsible police officers.