Fly Fish the Tahoe-Truckee Area in 

California's High Sierra

365 Days A Year!
         Welcome to the World of CyberFly!

                           2009 Marks my 26th Year Guiding & Instructing Fly Anglers ...since 1984


Thy Rod & Staff

A Personalized 
ORVIS Endorsed
Guide Service 

Conducted by The 
"Dean of Guides"
in the 
Tahoe area


Frank R. Pisciotta


The Reel School 
of Fly Fishing 

California's Friendliest

Outdoor Classrooms Only!

"...One of the sport's great hosts, about as generous, warm and enthusiastic a teacher as may be found on a stream---the kind of guide who enjoys a client's fish as much as any he catches himself."
Seth Norman....Flyfisher's Guide to 
Northern California

Fly fishing in the Tahoe area?  You bet!  The Lake Tahoe area is a world-renowned, diversified recreational playground.   The addition of both public and private trophy trout angling in the area's alpine waters make this the premier outdoor site in the pristine High Sierra.


Tahoe Area Fly Fishing
Rates & Dates
Basic Skills Clinic
1 & 2-Day Skills Clinics
Little Truckee River
Truckee River
Martis Lake
Milton Lake
Pertinent Links


In 2010 I will again be venturing into Chilean Patagonia; specifically, near the Chilean town of  Coyhaique; 1000 miles-plus (1260 kilometers) south of Santiago.  I will "host", and have reserved, two weeks;  Janurary 30 to  February 6 and February 6-13,  2010 at the Picacho Lodge.  It is located in an isolated river valley; there is no road access, only by a 40 minute,  jet-boat ride down-river via the Rio Picacho. Simply, it is remote. The lodge accommodates only six (6) fly anglers. The stay entails 7 nights/6days of guided fly fishing.

The "hosted" week of 2/6-13/09 is "early-bird" priced at $2500.  The "hosted"week of 1/30-2/6/09 is priced at $2900.  Other than the two hosted weeks; any 2010 week is $6000 for two, via my referral only; price for one is $3500. ( arrange  flights to gratuities to the staff).
For specific information, feel free to contact me.

Truckee Guide NetWork

2008-09 Presentations/Appearances:
"Fly Fishing Opportunities in the Truckee-Tahoe Area"
April 8/08--- North Bay Trout Unlimited in Corte Madera, California
April 17/08---Grayeagle TU, Grayeagle, California
November 12/08---Russian River Fly Fishers, Santa Rosa, California
February 25/09 - Mission Peak Fly Fishers, Fremont, California
March 28/09 - Truckee Fly Fishers, Reno, Nevada
"The Picacho Lodge...A Remote Destination in Southern Chilean Patagonia"
February 27, 28 and March 1 2009 - at Pleasanton Fly Fishing Show
May 10/09---Orvis Reno, Nevada
"A Day in the Life of a Fly Fsihing Guide"
May 9/09---Orvis/Reno Nevada

 If new to the fascinating sport of Fly Fishing, consider my 2009 2-Day Basic Skills Clinics...Gather a minimum of three  friends or relatives & I'll tailor a clinic to your specific lieu of week-ends, mid-week for a quote.

As of March, 2009, I am the Editor-at-Large of Sierra Fisherman

My article in theSpring 2002 NorthWest Flying Magazine:
"Truckee RiverCA...a lesson in patience"
can be found at  to "Articles"

Finally....     Check it out!

From June 1999 to June 2001, I was the California monthly columnist for WESTFLY.COM The California section ceased in 2004.  Now you'll only find monthly flyangling picks
      for ,IdahoOrgeonWashington & western Montana Check out it's “Feature” articles;I’ve written a few..IMO the entire site remains the Internet's best Westernflyfishing site.

As recent as the Summer of 2005 I wrote the famous...
Truckee Fly Angling Update!

Here are some unsolicited comments I received by e-mail:
"...nothing like doing without to realize the worth of your updates (during computer breakdown in late August, 2000)"
"...I find your Update helpful for fly selection,  hatch info, and types of water to concentrate on.  I prefer your report because it appears as a log of how you and your clients fared and what fish were actually caught on."

I am thinking of resurrecting the UPDATE (see click-on above for a sample read)..but no promises.  If you are a new registrant please register below.  If you were on old list, I will it use again.

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Frank R. Pisciotta
P.O.Box 10038
Truckee, California  96162