Northern California Fly Fishing

Bob Norman has been a licensed, professional fly fishing guide and instructor for over 35 years. During that time, he has acquired an extensive, first hand knowledge for Northern California's finest "wild" Trout fisheries. The primary waters guided for Trout include the Fall River, Hat Creek, Pit River, McCloud River, Upper Sacramento River and Lower Sacramento River, plus several lakes and reservoirs in the northstate.

Having fished the Fall River and Hat Creek since the mid 70's, Bob's experience on these famed western waters is one of his greatest assets. An avid fly tier, he has developed several very effective Stillwater and Spring Creek fly patterns. Many are sold commercially in fly shops all over the country.

Riverbend Adventures is not a one dimensional guide service, fishing a variety of waters from Stillwater and Spring Creeks to Freestone Waters, using many different techniques to catch fish and improve your angling skills. A day on the water will be a learning, memorable and fun day!

We wade-fish primarily for Steelhead and swing traditional wet flies, or skate dry flies on the surface for that breath-stopping grab that Steelies do so well! Dead-drifting nymphs on floating lines can be another deadly method we practice.

Spey Fishing: Over the past several years, there has been a tremendous interest in learning how to Spey Fish for Steelhead. Fishermen should not hesitate to bring their rods, as the Trinity River has many excellent Spey runs throughout. If you have interest in learning a fun, new way to fish for Steelhead, we can teach a couple of basic Spey Casts to get you started, and we will even supply the rods!

We look forward to spending time on the water with you.

Tight Lines,