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Putah Creek Fly Fishing

I fished with Richard at Putah Creek in April 2018. Richard is an exceptional guide who seem to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
LT-Ski
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Los Gatos, California
Putah Creek Fly Fishing

My 81 year old mother and I had a wonderful time fly fishing with Richard at Putah creek... read more

Reviewed April 30, 2018
napa8811
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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

I fished with Richard at Putah Creek in April 2018. Richard is an exceptional guide who seem to know every inch of this river. Working as a guide is clearly more than a job for Richard, it is his passion. Whether you are interested in...More

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Richard L, Owner at Napa Valley Fly Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey thanks so much! It was so cool to have you fishing while your wife painted the river.......what a cool experience for me- I've never had that before. Really enjoyed the day with you both and so glad you enjoyed your day. Fish on!

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Reviewed April 30, 2018

My 81 year old mother and I had a wonderful time fly fishing with Richard at Putah creek. Richard's enthusiastic nature and concern for safety made it a fun and care free day. I would recommend Napa Valley Fly Guides for anyone wanting a day...More

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Richard L, Owner at Napa Valley Fly Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much ladies! Yeah, I was pretty excited to be a part of your Mom's "Bucket List" experiences......it was a great day. Cheers!

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Reviewed April 11, 2018

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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Richard L, Manager at Napa Valley Fly Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey this is awesome; thanks so much you guys! I'm really glad you both enjoyed your trip on Putah-- my other home lol.....reach out to me next time if you want to go again or try another river. Fish on!

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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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Richard L, Owner at Napa Valley Fly Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey John thank you for that! Yes I love the river as if it were in my own back yard......what a gift that I get to be in it all weeks of the year and share my favorite place and favorite sport with others. Hope...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 30, 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 22, 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 4, 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 27, 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 10, 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 29, 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 21, 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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