Year round independent guide service. Feather River, Sacramento River, clear lake, & lake oroville


-15 years of serious fly fishing in Northern California. 
-15 years of fly tying.
-13 years rowing.
-13 years striper fly experience.
-8 years officially guiding.
-7 years john boat, jet boat, then bass boat operation.
-29 years old.

I grew up in Vacaville living 10 minutes from Putah Creek. I began my guiding career here as a high school student, working at Sweeneys Fly Shop in Napa. In 2009 I moved to Chico to pursue a degree in Sociology and fish. In 2011, I got a job at Fish First Fly Shop in Chico and decided to start up my guiding again officially on the Feather and Sac. I've since chose the life of a full time guide, and moved to Oroville in 2015.

I hold a guiding position for Cast Hope. I also hold a position guiding for Jack Trout and Off The Hook Fly Fishing.

I'm the first person to use the float & fly with the fly rod for winter spotted bass (with help from Kirby Faulkner), and I've contributed allot to spotted bass on the fly in general in Northern California. I'm also a pioneer of Clear Lake with a fly rod (one of the countries top Largemouth fisheries).

My business now consists of a drift boat for rivers, bass boat for still water, and a 3 man raft/pontoon for wheeling anywhere a launch isn't found.

Most importantly, I've been very lucky to have been taught and mentored by some people who I consider to be some of the best anglers and guides around.

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As an angler and guide, I'm constantly pushing my limits, studying new species, water, or 

scheming up new ways to get to fish.

Fly Fishing has absolutely consumed my life. In my off time, It's safe to say I'm prepping for my next trip in one way or another to make sure my customers' money will be well spent. But its what I love and I'll admit I'm a total fishing nerd! I truly feel zero urge to guide anywhere outside Northern California.Nor-Cal is where I want to be year round. There is just too much water to fish close by. I love the diverse fishing opportunities here in the North Valley, this is an extremely unique area for fishing, and I am very proud to call this area my home.

​​​​​My name is Ryan Williams and I'm a complete fly fishing addict. I'm the first fly angler in my family and I've been pursuing fish here in CA with a great passion the majority of my life. I'm privileged to have been helped by some truly great fisherman. There's no way I'd be able to fish the way I do without a little guidance from them all. 


i believe in a unique and customized experience for each client. reasons for taking guided trips can vary greatly. wHether you simply want an entertaining day on the water, want to learn about a new fishery, learn new tactics, or new species, i will tailor each trip to your needs.