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Sierra Drifters group of fly fishing guides on McGee Creek California

The Sierra Drifters Team:

Professional fly fishing guides.

Sierra Drifters Guide Service contracts exclusively with professional, fully vetted fly fishing pros. Our guides have been hand selected as the very best this area has to offer. They are fully licensed by the California Department of Fish & Wildlife, National Forest Service permitted, bonded, liability insured, & have current individual business licenses. I am proud to say that this group is the longest standing set of guides in the Eastern Sierra. We are the only fly fishing guide service that guarantees an enjoyable, quality experience. Owner operated, our guides utilize top of the line drift boats, power boats, & snow mobiles that are safe, & well maintained. They will supply you with cutting edge fly fishing equipment to enhance your fly fishing experience. Novice, or advanced, the Sierra Drifters team will teach you innovative, & traditional methods of how to fish our local waters. We promise to enhance, and challenge your abilities no matter your level. We emphasize teaching, while providing lots of laughs and fishing memories. Our guides have performed thousands of trips over the twenty seasons we have been serving fly fishers in this region.  Book a trip and see why we are the most respected guide group in the region.

Tom Loe

Tom Loe has spent 37 years as a professional fisherman and is a full time fly-fishing guide and the owner/founder of Sierra Drifters Guide Service.

Chris Basso

Chris has extensive experience in the Eastern Sierra as a fly fisherman and has been making life difficult for the trout on Crowley Lake and the Eastern Sierra for many years. He is currently in the entertainment profession and has a super friendly, very upbeat personality.

Doug Rodricks

Doug-R grew up in sunny southern California and would spend many summers vacationing in Yosemite National Park with his family since before he could crawl. The sights, sounds, and smells of the outdoors were instilled in him at a young age as he experienced the beauty of the high country. His interest in trout fishing started at the age of 9, when he witnessed an angler reeling up a trout out of the Merced River.

Doug Dolan

“Two Bug” Doug Dolan has been frequenting the waters of the Eastern and Western Sierra for most of his 45 years. He made the full time move to Mammoth Lakes almost a decade ago to fulfill his maniacal desire to catch trout on the fly and his passion to snow ski during the winter.

Jerry Gilpin

Jerry grew up in Southern California and would make the trip to Crowley Lake just about every weekend for a number of years. He finally retired from Gardena Nissan after 35 years as parts manager and moved his family to Bishop in 2005.

Phil Therrien

Long time Sierra fly fishing resident and Crowley Lake streamer tugging legend… Phil “Fill” Therrien is a year around fly fishing guide.

Hans Grotewold

Sierra Drifters introduces our latest addition to the guide team. This outstanding fly fisher is sure to give you an enjoyable, and instructional day on the water.

Devin Preston

Devin Preston grew up in Glendora, CA and found his love for fishing at the young age of 5 years old while vacationing with his family. He has spent countless summers at Lake Havasu, Lake Mojave, and the Eastern Sierra chasing striped bass, largemouth, catfish, and of course trout.

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