About Wild Fly Anglers
Wild Fly Anglers is a year round fly fishing guide service, serving the Eastern Sierra for 18 years. We provide trips in and around Mammoth Lakes, Bishop & Bridgeport. If you're looking to target trout on the fly you are at the right place. We specialize in all tactics related to fresh water fly fishing. Whether you prefer to target one of the many local streams by means of walk and wade or prefer a more relaxing experience still water fly fishing on Crowley Lake or Bridgeport Reservoir, we have you covered. Some of the local waters we focus on are as follows. Crowley Lake, Bridgeport Reservoir, Pleasant Valley Reservoir, Upper Owens River, Lower Owens River, East Walker River, Hot Creek, Mc Gee Creek, San Joaquin River, West Walker River, Rock Creek, Bishop Creek, Owens River Gorge, Rush Creek, and some hike in lakes. This next year we will be providing guided fly fishing float trips in Northern California focusing on the Lower Sacramento River, Klamath River & Trinity River. While we call the Eastern Sierras home there will always be time to wander.
At Wild Fly Anglers safety and enjoyment are the top priorities. All guides that are affiliated with us are well qualified and have years of experience. Gear is of the upmost importance and we take pride in the equipment we use. Boats, Rafts & terminal tackle are all well cared for and receive annual maintenance and upgrades. Whatever your needs, we will make sure they're met. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or interest about your next guided fly fishing trip.
Captain Jason Christian
Owner/operator/GuidE @Wild Fly Anglers
Jason grew up in the Sierras in a small town on the Western slope along the Stanislaus River. Fishing, skiing, hiking and camping were a huge part of his upbringing and ultimately drove his direction in life. He moved to the Mammoth Lakes area at age 17 and fishing quickly consumed his years.
After guiding the Mammoth Lakes area for over 10 years it was time for new challenges.
Jason moved on and acquired his USCG Captains license in pursuit of bigger adventures. 7 Summers were spent guiding Alaska for some of the finest lodges in the Bristol Bay region. Muti-day float trips, plane flights and tangling with brown bears was the daily routine.
Since perfecting his craft of guiding and adding to his list of skillsets he is happy to be back to the place he calls home. Always looking forward towards progression and bettering himself as a guide, Jason strives to provide memorable days on the water for every client.
A day spent with Jason will be one to remember. Not only will you learn but the environment which he creates will help you to see the water in a different light.
I'm Captain Jason Christian, I have over 15 years of strong guiding experience. I own and operate Wild Fly Anglers. Providing year round guide service in the Eastern Sierra & beyond. As the sole operator of this fishing guide service I stand behind every outing. My priority is to provide clients with the best instruction, gear and fishing that is available in the area. Whether it be your first time with a fly rod or if you are an experienced fisherman, I will provide knowledgeable instruction in every aspects of fly fishing in the Eastern Sierras and beyond.
I focus on teaching all stages of instruction from rigging to casting, the entomology of bug selection, reading the water and overall improving your path to an advanced fly fishermen. I enjoy every type of fly fishing from small intimate spring creeks to the large wild rivers of Alaska or the Pacific Northwest. Whether it be catching a 6" trout on a dry fly or swinging for winter steelhead, I believe it's my job to stay positive and keep those good vibes coming.
I strive to provide knowledgeable instruction in a wide variety of angling possibilities while I personally aspire to grow and achieve new goals within the sport. In the end, making lifelong memories and finding enjoyment in each day is my goal.
I am licensed in California & Alaska. I hold a US Merchant Mariner Credentials (OUPV Six Pack), WFR, CPR & First Aid. I'm fully insured and bonded. Knowing this, you can leave your worries behind when we hit the water. I look forward to a day of fishing with you.
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Reid Linnastruth has been fly fishing the eastern Sierras for the last twenty-five years. He started fly fishing when he was six years old, spending countless hours with his dad at Pleasant Valley Reservoir, Crowley Lake, Hot Creek, East walker and trekking through the back country. Reid has fly fished all over the world, from the jungles of Thailand for Thai Mahseer, Kodiak island in Alaska for salmon, halibut, and trout, and Baja Mexico for the infamous rooster fish. He has learned many different techniques which he enjoys sharing and teaching with the people that are fortunate enough to go out with him. The progression, friendships, and memories made is what guiding is about to Reid. Reid understands every person learns in their own way, and he loves adapting to every situation presented to teaching the art of fly fishing. You will enjoy your time spent with Reid and will understand why so many people come back year after year to fish with him.
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