Walk and Wade

We offer guided “walk and wade” trips to year around and seasonal fisheries in the Eastern Sierra.  Sierra Drifters guides also utilize snowmobiles and sleds to access winter fisheries.  “Snow Bows” are the ultimate wild fish in the region and this unique experience has become very popular. Beginner or expert we have top notch guides that can enhance your fly fishing abilities. The excellent fisheries of the Upper and Lower Owens River, the East Walker River, Pleasant Valley Reservoir and Hot Creek, remain open year around. Wading these fisheries with our pros will insure you get a wealth of knowledge and a shot at some trophy trout on the fly.  We teach innovative and conventional methods of fly fishing for trout while wading a pristine Sierra river.

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The Upper Owens kicks out huge migratory trout during the fall & spring spawning seasons

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Huge browns can be caught during the fall spawning run up from Crowley Lake.  The Sierra Drifters War Wagon on the Upper Owens hunting for Snow Bows on the fly

The “war wagon” snowmobile used to access the Upper Owens in winter

The East Walker River, Upper Owens River, and Hot Creek are recent additions to this areas year around fisheries and we have guides that can show you the techniques of how to catch  fish on the fly in these waters.  There can be incredible fly fishing opportunities on these fisheries during the winter and early spring seasons depending on the winter weather pattern. We will be happy to advise you as to what your best fishing adventure will be during this time of year. The “Gorge” has an awesome year round fishery with a great population of wild browns. We suggest this trip for those who enjoy moderate hiking and who have at least intermediate casting skills.

Guided fly fishing in the "Gorge" near Bishop California with Sierra Drifters

Big numbers of wild browns inhabit the Gorge

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                                                                 Winter Upper Owens “Crowley Steelhead”

Guided fly fishing for brown trout East Walker River

Trophy browns are the target on the East Walker River

Dry fly action on the San Joaquin is fantastic during the summer months

The San Joaquin is a beautiful wild river that is full of rainbow, golden hybrid, brook, & brown trout.  Arguably the most consistent dry fly fishery in the Mammoth Lakes region.

Hot Creek

Hot Creek has the highest numbers of rainbow and brown trout populations of all moving water locations in the Sierra. This fertile spring creek kicks out gigantic fish at times and we guide it using some unique methods.

***Sierra Drifters Guide Service Tom Loe is under permit from the Inyo National Forest Service

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