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Wild Waters Fly Fishing, CA

Fly fishing guide service for trout, salmon, and steelhead.
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16 of 16(100%)customers would recommend this to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Wild Waters Fly Fishing, CA
Review 1 for Wild Waters Fly Fishing, CA
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Spoiled first go at Steelhead,
January 28, 2014
By: Peter6848
from Santa Cruz, CA, USA
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"After an amazing experience on the McCloud with John during the summer we got the chance to use his knowledge and skill for Steelhead fishing. By far my best fishing trip to date! He not only got me into a bunch of fish but helped me understand so many different aspects of the fish and river that I will be able to apply it in the future to make me a better fisherman! Thanks John!
Peter T."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 2 for Wild Waters Fly Fishing, CA
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The Best of Northern Cal Fishing,
December 2, 2012
By: SoCalJohn
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"Fishing with John at Wild Water is always a great experience. This trip focused on a day on the McCloud where John's experience really paid off because he knew where all the big browns were hiding. The next day was all about Stealhead; floating the Klamath. Great fun and some nice fish. The last day was spent on some secret holes on the Upper Sacramento. Not only is John knowledgeable (think fish whisperer), but he is patient and fun to spend long days on the water with. I highly endorse Wild Water Guides. I wouldn't fish the Mt Shasta area without them."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 3 for Wild Waters Fly Fishing, CA
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Awesome experience,
November 26, 2012
By: SoCalJohn
from Palos Verdes Estates, CA, USA
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"Fishing with John at Wild Waters is always a great experience. This trip focused on a day on the McCloud where John's experience really paid off because he knew where all the big browns were hiding. The next day was all about Stealhead, floating the Klamath. Great fun and some nice fish. The last day was spent on some secret holes on the Upper Sacramento. Not only is John knowledgeable,(think fish whisperer), but he is patient and fun to spend long days on the water with. I highly endorse Wild Waters Fly Fishing Guide Services. I wouldn't fish the Mt Shasta area without them."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 4 for Wild Waters Fly Fishing, CA
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Client for Life,
November 20, 2012
By: kelew
from Sacramento, CA, USA
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"I am extremely picky about who I hire as a guide. I have hired many, and have only returned to one company over and over again - Wild Waters Fly Fishing.
Thanks to them, I feel comfortable fishing the McCloud on my own, confident that I will choose the right flies and find the feeding lanes. I feel safe with them. And I am a stronger fisher as a result of their teaching and patience. They focus on what the client wants out of the trip...very client focused.
I have learned incredible casting tricks for catching steelhead to get a perfect drift which makes even the pickiest fish bite.
I am a regular customer and would not go with any other company. Believe me, I researched guides for a while before I went with them years ago. I have been a regular customer ever since.
Regards, Happy Female Client"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 5 for Wild Waters Fly Fishing, CA
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The Masters of the McCloud,
October 24, 2012
By: BobbyMayfly
from Earth
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"Wild Waters offers an emmersion into the world of NorCal flyfishing that doesn't come around very often. They not only were incredible teachers of technigue and fly selection, they were true sportsman with a depth of knowledge of the McCloud, the Klamath, and many other California rivers. They took me into a remote part of the McCloud that was tricky to hike into and wade through (an area that I would not be able to access on my own bc I'm an above the knee amputee), and they made it an experience of a lifetime standing side by side me through fast rapids, and sneaking up on boulders to scout good holes, and tweaking my casting technigue just enough to land dozens of rainbows. I will never fish with anyone else again in NorCal. I'm hooked on Wild Waters for the long term!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 6 for Wild Waters Fly Fishing, CA
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Incredible guides,
October 23, 2012
By: cheapheadress
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"John and Chuck are incredible guides. Aside from being great guys, they couldn't have been any more helpful as they took us from beginners to catching fish in a matter of minutes, with tips to remember for next time."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 7 for Wild Waters Fly Fishing, CA
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Top Notch Guides,
October 22, 2012
By: apk2107
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"I've fished with the guys at Wild Waters a few times now (I think I've fished will all but one of their guides), and they have impressed me more and more each time. They know the water incredibly well, and it even feels like the know the individual fish sometimes. Plus they're fun guys to fish with, and you can't underestimate the value of that. Recommended without reservation."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 8 for Wild Waters Fly Fishing, CA
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Im Hooked On Wild Waters,
October 22, 2012
By: Anonymous
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"Fantastic experience. Knowledgeable, personable guides made it a tremendous fishing adventure.
Thanks guys!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 9 for Wild Waters Fly Fishing, CA
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Amazing experience!,
October 22, 2012
By: troutcatcher007
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"John and Chuck were incredible guides during my recent fly fishing trip. Being a complete novice, they were extremely patient and informative. I learned so much and can't wait to return to the sport! I highly recommend them as guides for fishers of all levels and ages."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 10 for Wild Waters Fly Fishing, CA
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I now love fly fishing!,
October 22, 2012
By: babygiraffe
from San Francisco, CA
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"I went out with Chuck for a full day and loved every minute. He's an excellent fisherman and teacher. I've fallen in love with a new sport. Wild Waters rocks!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 11 for Wild Waters Fly Fishing, CA
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Great guides, great times,
October 22, 2012
By: GingerPrincess
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"John and Chuck are fantastic! I have gone on two trips to the McCloud with John and Chuck as guides, both times with a group of varying skill sets. They both are knowledgeable, patient, wonderful teachers who also happen to be a ton of fun. From the beginners to our most experienced anglers, we were all thrilled to be on the river with Chuck and John. I would recommend them to everyone without hesitation."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 12 for Wild Waters Fly Fishing, CA
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Fishing Perfection,
October 22, 2012
By: Mark007
from San Francisco, CA, USA
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"They don't come better! I've fished with countless guides and outfits, and I can honestly say that Wild Waters are the best around.
They have immense knowledge of the river and history of the places you go and have countless fishing techniques to take you to the next level.
If you're looking for the ultimate fishing trip, look no further."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 13 for Wild Waters Fly Fishing, CA
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Fantastic Guides,
October 22, 2012
By: Anonymous
from McCloud River, CA
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"The guides at Wild Waters Fly Fishing are truly some of the best that I've ever had the pleasure of spending time with on the water.
They're incredibly knowledgeable, fun and know how to catch a ton of fish. Whether they were guiding some of the more experienced fishermen in our group, or teaching others the ways of nymphing and dry flies, they were awesome, and everyone in our group had a great time.
It's also worth noting that these guys are some of the best fishermen on water, no exaggeration. They taught us some new casting and nymphing techniques that immediately increased the # (and size) of the fishing that we were catching.
John, Chuck, Tory, thanks so much for everything. It was great!
Tight Lines, David"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 14 for Wild Waters Fly Fishing, CA
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The BEST guides in a spectacular setting,
October 22, 2012
By: lpatts
from McCloud River, California, USA
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"I had the opportunity to fish the McCloud River with 15 friends at the beginning of October. Being new to fly fishing, the guides made my experience - Chuck and John were patient, instructive and FUN. The stunning setting, abundant trout and awesome company made this an unforgettable trip. I would highly recommend Wild Waters Fly Fishing guides to the experienced or novice fishermen! An experience of a lifetime..."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 15 for Wild Waters Fly Fishing, CA
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Great experience,
October 8, 2012
By: Adam001
from Newberg, OR 97132, USA
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"I recently had the pleasure of fishing with a large group of guys with Wild Waters and can safely say they exceeded all of our expectations. With a very diverse group of anglers comes a wide range of expectations and the guys at Wild Waters fulfilled them all. Everyone left excited about returning next season for a longer trip."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 16 for Wild Waters Fly Fishing, CA
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Best NorCal Guides Out There!,
August 31, 2012
By: NNCC
from San Jose, CA
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"The title says it all: Wild Waters is the best guide service in Northern California.
I fished with them for winter Steelhead on the Klamath River and Rogue River and was blown away with how well they knew those waters and provided tips, input, and talked about the rivers that really made the experience a special one. There are too many "cookie-cutter" guides in N. California and these guys break the mold.
It's also worth noting that if you lose count of how many wild Steelhead you catch, you really have some amazing guides. Bravo!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes