The swing of things.

It’s time to catch a steelhead.

The Lower Sacramento

We’ve grown a great team of guides on the Lower Sacramento.

The McCloud River “our favorite place in the world”

Spring, Summer and Fall if we are not chasing steelhead somewhere in the world we casting to trout on the famed McCloud River. The McCloud River rainbow is the most famous rainbow in the world. This is a dry fly fisherman’s dream (once you get to know her). The McCloud River rainbow and the legendary monster browns entice anglers from all over the world to cast their luck at an experience of a lifetime. See our McCloud page

Double Handed Rods.

 The State of Jefferson has some of the finest spey rod rivers around. Learn to swing classic patterns on famed rivers like the Klamath, Rogue and Trinity Rivers. 

State of Jefferson guide service.

Wild Waters is celebrating its 12 year guiding in Northern California and Southern Oregon. (The State of Jefferson)

The McCloud River

The Upper Sacramento River

The Lower Sacramento River

Pit/Hat/Fall Rivers

The Klamath River

The Trinity River

The Rogue River

Bass Ponds & Lakes


“I am extremely picky about who I hire as a guide. I have hired many, and have only returned to one company over and over again – Wild Waters Fly Fishing.
Thanks to them, I feel comfortable fishing the McCloud on my own, confident that I will choose the right flies and find the feeding lanes. I feel safe with them. And I am a stronger fisher as a result of their teaching and patience. They focus on what the client wants out of the trip…very client focused.
I have learned incredible casting tricks for catching steelhead to get a perfect drift which makes even the pickiest fish bite.
I am a regular customer and would not go with any other company. Believe me, I researched guides for a while before I went with them years ago. I have been a regular customer ever since.
Regards, Happy Female Client”
“Fishing with John at Wild Waters is always a great experience. This trip focused on a day on the McCloud where John’s experience really paid off because he knew where all the big browns were hiding. The next day was all about Stealhead, floating the Klamath. Great fun and some nice fish. The last day was spent on some secret holes on the Upper Sacramento. Not only is John knowledgeable,(think fish whisperer), but he is patient and fun to spend long days on the water with. I highly endorse Wild Waters Fly Fishing Guide Services. I wouldn’t fish the Mt Shasta area without them.”
“Wild Waters offers an emmersion into the world of NorCal flyfishing that doesn’t come around very often. They not only were incredible teachers of technigue and fly selection, they were true sportsman with a depth of knowledge of the McCloud, the Klamath, and many other California rivers. They took me into a remote part of the McCloud that was tricky to hike into and wade through (an area that I would not be able to access on my own bc I’m an above the knee amputee), and they made it an experience of a lifetime standing side by side me through fast rapids, and sneaking up on boulders to scout good holes, and tweaking my casting technigue just enough to land dozens of rainbows. I will never fish with anyone else again in NorCal. I’m hooked on Wild Waters for the long term!”
“John and Chuck are incredible guides. Aside from being great guys, they couldn’t have been any more helpful as they took us from beginners to catching fish in a matter of minutes, with tips to remember for next time.”
“I’ve fished with the guys at Wild Waters a few times now (I think I’ve fished will all but one of their guides), and they have impressed me more and more each time. They know the water incredibly well, and it even feels like the know the individual fish sometimes. Plus they’re fun guys to fish with, and you can’t underestimate the value of that. Recommended without reservation.”
“Fantastic experience. Knowledgeable, personable guides made it a tremendous fishing adventure.
Thanks guys!”
“John and Chuck were incredible guides during my recent fly fishing trip. Being a complete novice, they were extremely patient and informative. I learned so much and can’t wait to return to the sport! I highly recommend them as guides for fishers of all levels and ages.”
“I went out with Chuck for a full day and loved every minute. He’s an excellent fisherman and teacher. I’ve fallen in love with a new sport. Wild Waters rocks!”
“John and Chuck are fantastic! I have gone on two trips to the McCloud with John and Chuck as guides, both times with a group of varying skill sets. They both are knowledgeable, patient, wonderful teachers who also happen to be a ton of fun. From the beginners to our most experienced anglers, we were all thrilled to be on the river with Chuck and John. I would recommend them to everyone without hesitation.”
“They don’t come better! I’ve fished with countless guides and outfits, and I can honestly say that Wild Waters are the best around.
They have immense knowledge of the river and history of the places you go and have countless fishing techniques to take you to the next level.
If you’re looking for the ultimate fishing trip, look no further.”
“The guides at Wild Waters Fly Fishing are truly some of the best that I’ve ever had the pleasure of spending time with on the water.
They’re incredibly knowledgeable, fun and know how to catch a ton of fish. Whether they were guiding some of the more experienced fishermen in our group, or teaching others the ways of nymphing and dry flies, they were awesome, and everyone in our group had a great time.
It’s also worth noting that these guys are some of the best fishermen on water, no exaggeration. They taught us some new casting and nymphing techniques that immediately increased the # (and size) of the fishing that we were catching.
John, Chuck, Tory, thanks so much for everything. It was great!
Tight Lines, David”

“I had the opportunity to fish the McCloud River with 15 friends at the beginning of October. Being new to fly fishing, the guides made my experience – Chuck and John were patient, instructive and FUN. The stunning setting, abundant trout and awesome company made this an unforgettable trip. I would highly recommend Wild Waters Fly Fishing guides to the experienced or novice fishermen! An experience of a lifetime…”

“I recently had the pleasure of fishing with a large group of guys with Wild Waters and can safely say they exceeded all of our expectations. With a very diverse group of anglers comes a wide range of expectations and the guys at Wild Waters fulfilled them all. Everyone left excited about returning next season for a longer trip.”
“The title says it all: Wild Waters is the best guide service in Northern California.
I fished with them for winter Steelhead on the Klamath River and Rogue River and was blown away with how well they knew those waters and provided tips, input, and talked about the rivers that really made the experience a special one. There are too many “cookie-cutter” guides in N. California and these guys break the mold.
It’s also worth noting that if you lose count of how many wild Steelhead you catch, you really have some amazing guides. Bravo!”