Yosemite Outfitters

Overview
World class experiences in a world class location.

We are passionate about guiding in Yosemite - fly fishing, hiking, majestic forests, and our surrounding waters! We explore and we fly fish because the little voice that we hear, drives us into the most beautiful destination locations that the Sierra Nevada mountain range has to offer. Discover beautiful Yosemite National Park, it's hiking trails, it's fly fishing on the Merced, and the mighty Tuolumne rivers; or the seemingly endless Stanislaus river, and the stately Mokulmne river. We have a deep rooted love for Yosemite and it's surrounding areas, but this is only out done by sharing that passion for fly fishing and hiking with others, and watching our clients catch a sunset, a fish, a memory, and a passion for the outdoors!
 
Fishing Trips
$
275
-
$
615
/ Boat
Capacity:
1 - 4 anglers
Days:
Daily
Duration:
4 hours - 1 day
Fishing Waters:
The Merced River originates in the Southeastern corner of Yosemite National Park. Its headwaters begin at 7900 feet at the Clarke Range. It flows over Nevada and Vernal Falls, and ... morelastly, Illilouette Creek before she flows through the main Yosemite Valley. Then the Merced, picks up water from Tenaya, Yosemite, Bridalveil, and Pigeon Creeks near the end of the valley, and meeting up the water from Cascade Creek before the river flows through the Merced River Canyon and then outside the park. Its South and North Forks join it a few miles outside the park.

The Lower Merced is another river that can be drifted, water flow permitting, or walk & waded January through May.
Guides
Nick was born and raised in Yosemite National Park, often accompanying his parents who worked as naturalists in Yosemite. His passion is helping people deepen their relationship with ... morethe earth. For Nick, the backcountry is not just a place to visit, it’s home—and Nick is committed to remembering, honoring, and continually learning from the people who have made it their home for thousands of years. He believes that people from any background can find peace and renewal from time spent in the mountains, and gain experience and insight that serve of great value in any walk of life.
Rick has been fly fishing since 1984 and has been guiding professionally since 2008. Living in the Yosemite region has exposed him to a lot of varied water, from creeks to alpine lakes, ... morestreams to river, and the excitement for these waters he has is contagious. His patient and easy going demeanor while passionate about seeing people learn and advance as anglers always leaves people with a great experience.
David has a B.S. in Parks and Recreation Management and is a graduate of Clearwater Guide School. He is enthusiastically devoted to sharing his love of fly fishing and always wears ... morea smile. The past decade he has formed a deep connection to Yosemite and the cool crystal waters of the Merced River. A classic trout stream of extreme beauty that will leave you feeling hooked.
Nick is a Sweet Water guide school graduate, former forest service fire fighter; with this experience, expertise, and easy going personality, it makes him a pleasure to spend a day ... morewith. With his experience in the Tuolumne and Stanislaus river systems a trip with Nick is a fun, informative and productive time.
Outfitter Blogs
The yellow-legged frog has been at the center of controversy for some time, and yes, I'd love to speak authoritatively about the effects (or lack of them) a trout population might ... morehave on the frog's populations, but I'd be blowing smoke.
Author:
Category:
desolation wilderness, Environment, News, non-native species removal, trout, yellow legged frog
Added Date:
Monday, 20 Oct, 2008
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Does a bite of fly fishing art each day keep the I'm-Not-fly-fishing blues away? Frankly, it's damned unlikely, but it's still better than a sharp 6wt in the eye.
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Category:
Fly Fishing, artificial flies, fishing, fishing flies, fly fishing art, Fly Tying, Underground Entertainment
Added Date:
Monday, 19 May, 2008
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No
Forget about hand-crafted wood fly tying furniture. That's for aging fly tying snobs.
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Category:
Fly Tying, fly tying desk, han solo desk, Underground Entertainment
Added Date:
Friday, 29 Feb, 2008
Featured:
No
The U.S.Geological Survey (USGS) will discontinue operation of up to 375 stream gages nationwide due to budget cuts as a result of sequestration.
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Category:
News
Added Date:
Thursday, 25 Apr, 2013
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No
Our winter blended seamlessly into spring, which is to say they both kinda sucked for a particular fly fisherman jonesing for a small stream fix.
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Category:
Backcountry, Fishing Report, fly fishing small streams, mosquito repellent, orvis superfine touch fly rod
Added Date:
Wednesday, 13 Jul, 2011
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No
I've raved repeatedly about the Underground's love for Diamondback's "Diamondglass" fly rods (hey, it's a manly love), which quickly built a cult following ... moreamong the low-modulus set.
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Category:
diamondback glass fly rod, diamondglass fly rods, fiberglass fly rod, fiberglass fly rods, fly fishing stuff
Added Date:
Wednesday, 3 Nov, 2010
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When Orvis fired up their sporting-clays style casting course in Bend - and with the "shopping as a carnival" approach of the big box stores (Bass Pro Shops, Cabelas, etc) ... moreseemingly conquering the outdoor gear world - I wondered if theme-park style retailing wasn't the future of outdoor industry.
Author:
Category:
Fly Fishing, fishing, fly fishing retailer, leland outfitters, Underground Entertainment
Added Date:
Thursday, 28 May, 2009
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No
Fly fishing writer Ed Engle remains an Underground favorite, largely because he's a real predator on the water, and his writing is largely free of the ego and artifice that clogs ... morethe efforts of so many fly fishing writers.
Author:
Category:
Fly Fishing, bamboo fly rod, fishing, fishing small flies, Fishing tips, midges, Underground Entertainment, winter fly fishing
Added Date:
Wednesday, 25 Feb, 2009
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