Two Bug Doug
California DFW Guide License #: 10748, Liability Insured and Bonded
Inyo & Lassen National Forest Service Permitted
“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. If you have fished this area for more than a few times, no doubt you have seen Two Bug bendo on more than one occasion. Doug spends 250 days a year fly fishing (he is single ladies) and spends his evenings tying custom patterns (we are attempting to get him to release his secret streamers and go public). Doug has taken the second place in the prestigious Double Haul in the Fall float tube event. He has successfully completed the Clearwater guide school program.
There is no mere mortal past or present that can keep a day-long pace while trolling from a float tube or kick boat with Two Bug. He has perfected trolling and stripping tactics that have earned him the well-deserved reputation of being in the upper echelon of tubers in the float tube capital of the world. He is the strongest kick boat or float tube guide we know of and we can all get pointers from him in this area for sure.
He is a moving water specialist with extensive local knowledge of all the blue ribbon waters in the Eastern Sierra. The Upper and Lower Owens Rivers, and East Walker River are his favorites. Two Bug also has a 2005 23 foot Ranger bay boat for trips on Crowley and Bridgeport reservoirs. This state of the art rig can accommodate up to four anglers.
In the winter Doug pilots a 2005 17 foot Willie drift boat for clients wishing to fish the secluded sections of the Lower Owens River. He can guide three anglers on this custom drift boat.
Doug is super easy going and extremely patient. He enjoys being around people and his people and teaching skills are very strong. Doug has extensive experience with the public after dealing with clients from previously owning a landscape construction firm based in So-Cal.
We Let Our Clients do the talking…Here’s What Some Have Said About Spending their day with Doug:
I just wanted to tell you what a great time I had fished the Upper Owens with you on Saturday. I will definitely be up there every January for either the drift on the middle Owens or again on the Upper Owens.
Tom, I just wanted to send you a note to tell you what a GREAT time my brother Mike and I had on a recent drift trip. Mike and I went out with ‘Two Bug’ Doug on Saturday, Feb 17th. I have to admit that we should have booked a trip a lot sooner as we have attended a couple of your seminars and we have fished Crowley and other lakes using the midge technique you teach. We had no idea what to expect on the Owens but needless to say, Sierra Drifters exceeded all of our expectations. Doug is an excellent guide and worked very hard to make our day an experience to remember. Saturday had record-breaking high temperatures and the weather change made the fishing a little slow starting out but throughout the day Doug put us on to fish, including big fish bragging rights for me. Enough cannot be said about Doug he made our day simple all we had to do was fish where he said and we brought the fish to the net. My brother and I are very competitive when it comes to fishing but in a fun way, if Mike farms a fish I won’t let him get away with a little verbal jab, Doug picked up on this and added a little to the fun. Doug has a great sense of humor and incredible stories and expert advice, his tips provided us with a great day ‘freeze’ tubing Pleasant Valley Reservoir on Sunday where on Friday we were skunked. We appreciate very much you and Doug sharing with us some of the incredible fishing you get to experience every day and we look forward to the next trip.Thanks John Shattles
I was fishing on the Owens with two friends and had the pleasure of meeting Doug. He was doing what others should have done, picking up trash along the river left behind by a less caring public. My hat is off to Doug and to you Sierra Drifters. By the way, we caught some nice size trout at the Rope.
Thank you for a great day of fishing with my 2 sons. We all learned a lot from you and appreciate your patience and skill in helping us achieve what we set out to do… Catching some trout! I know that the time spent will be a great memory for the three of us. I am looking forward to coming back up with the wife and spending some more time in the areas we fished with maybe the exception of the trek to McGee Creek. Don’t think she would like that march out to the inlet and back. If I can plan it far enough in advance, maybe we can book you for a day on Crowley. I know I would like that and think she would enjoy it as well. This time on a boat and no wading or dunking, at least with waders on… J
Again, Thank you for a great day of fishing.