Tom Loe


California DFW Guide License #: 2808, Liability Insured and Bonded
U.S.C.G. Licensed Captain

 Tom Loe has spent 37 years as a professional fisherman and is a full time fly-fishing guide and the founder of Sierra Drifters Guide Service. He resides full time with his wife Michele near Bend, OR. He is currently a U.S.C.G. licensed Merchant Marine captain.Tom is available for hire for guiding on some of Bend, Oregon’s premier trout lakes. He uses unique methods for catching large trophy trout with a fly rod from a custom boat that was built specifically for these waters.Loe revolutionized still water nymphing techniques while fishing from his center console bay boats on Crowley Lake. Sierra Drifters Guide Service has been in operation since 1997 and to date has assisted over twenty thousand fly-fishers in pursuit of trout in the Eastern Sierra.

Crane Prairie Reservoir & East Lake in Oregon, are just a few of the stillwaters that Tom guides on. Tom has been written about, or authored fly fishing articles regarding the Sierra and other areas numerous times innewspapers, and periodicals including the Los Angeles Times, Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, San Diego Union, Western Outdoor News, and South West Fly Fishing, Northwest Fly Fishing, and Sierra Magazine to name a few. You can reach Tom directly at 760-937-2015 by phone or text if you would like to experience some of central Oregon’s hardest pulling trout. He can also be reached by email at

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