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Fly fishing in Transylvania.

My wife and I had a very nice day of fly fishing on the Basca River in the Transylvania territory... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2022
Charles W
Lenox, Massachusetts
Awesome Experience

Spent the day with Jack and his cool dog Trinity on the Klamath River chasing steelhead. Jack is... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2022
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

May 3, 2018 my friend George and I floated 8 miles of the upper Sacramento River with stellar fly fishing guide Jack Trout. It was my second guided fly fishing trip with Jack. Two years ago Jack guided me fishing the Conservancy section of the McCloud River. That was trip was one of the best fishing days of my life and the recent upper Sac experience was equally memorable. The fishing was steady all day, the river was pristine and much of the float was inaccessible to vehicles. It was an exhilarating day of fishing, rafting, and superior camaraderie topped off with a delicious lunch of Chilean chicken, rice pilaf, and salad. I am looking forward to next year’s fly fishing trip with Jack Trout!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank jblakely2018
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

They call Bonefish the Grey Ghosts because they are elusive, disappearing before your very eyes.
Interestingly, when we were traveling to Nassau Bahamas I thought it might be a great opportunity to spend a day in search of one of my bucket list fish, the Bonefish, and the Bahama Islands have a reputation as one of the go-to locations in the world... albeit, not the Island of New Providence or Nassau.
After an exhaustive internet search I was starting to think I was going to be skunked in finding a Bonefish guide, expert, or fishery when I tripped upon Jack Trout Fly Fishing. After a quick Email to Jack Trout Fly Fishing we spoke on the phone, and I booked a one-day trip to Bonefish on Nassau as we vacationed at the Atlantis Resort on paradise Island.
My wife would be accompanying me, but not fishing, so I wanted to make sure the adventure would be acceptable for her too, and Jack assured me that our guide would be dedicated to making sure we were both enjoying our days activities.
Our guide, Sidney "Bonefish" Walker picked us up on time at the Marina in Atlantis where we were staying. He arrived in his sea worthy Boston Whaler Montauk with 140 HP Yamaha. From the beginning he was a perfect gentleman, conversing and sharing knowledge. I brought my own 8 weight rod and reel, so I can not comment on the equipment Sidney offered, but before we started to fish Sidney asked to see my casting capability so he could better judge how to best guide me to the fish.
We traveled to an area near Rose Island where the water was flat and the island lined with Mangroves. We spotted several grouping of Bonefish, and I hook and lost a few early on that had weight to them. As the day wore on, the fish became more spooky and elusive. At days end I managed two Bonefish, both small... but still my first ever Bonefish.
My wife fully enjoyed walking the flats and enjoying the new experience. In fact, after a week in the Bahamas, when I asked her what her favorite day was, she said "The day we went fishing". WOW... she has never said that, in fact, mostly despises the idea of fishing.
I doubt Bonefishing in Nassau is even close in quality compared to Andros or other Bahama Islands, but for the price and convenience I would not hesitate to fish again with Jack Trout Fly Fishing and guide Sidney Walker when visiting Nassau.
Thanks for the memories.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank troybuz
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

I purchased a gift certificate for my friend, who wanted to try flyfishing. I decided to engage Jack Trout to arrange the experience. So happy I did! Jack "went the distance" to ensure that we had a fantastic experience. We were able to secure a date that worked well for us on the Deschutes River in OR with Brian Silvey. Brian was friendly, knowledgeable, accommodating and a great teacher. So patient and encouraging! We were fortunate to have perfect weather. This was an experience we will never forget and definitely want to repeat! We highly recommend Jack Trout.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank MargaretMKC
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

My dad and I were completely new to fly-fishing and I had never been rafting before and we both had a pretty great day on the river. Despite the day being gusty and the water temperature a bit too cold for easy fishing, Jack and his dog Beef managed to point us at some willing fish. After numerous bites, and nine or ten hook sets, we landed four or five rainbows including a couple of big ones for the river system. Jack is one of a kind--chatty, excited, positive--and it is clear he knows the river's twists,turns, and history very well. He made a nice lunch of chicken, rice, salad, and tea. The equipment was in good shape, the boat handled well and always felt safe, and the river was stunning. Jack's teaching style seemed to be a learn-by-doing style and as we were beginners he focused on giving us the bare necessities to catch fish and to not bog us down with minutiae, which will be ideal for some and a shame for others. I'm sure if I had focused less on fishing and more on asking pointed questions, then he would have been happy to oblige. All in all, I had a great time and gained enough confidence to know that I could successfully continue fly-fishing on my own.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Jake S
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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

Jack was extremely accommodating with his time and his local knowledge of the area was fantastic. Knew the right ripples to hit to get on to a few powerful trout! Had multiple hits and managed to land 3 of them in a few hours of fishing..... wowee they can fight! Jack helped me iron out a few kinks and get into the Northern Californian fly fishing pretty quickly. It was a great day!

As I am from Australia it was especially helpful because jack also had great knowledge of other areas around the world, especially Chile but also locally around eagle and Tahoe which was where I am headed next. Couldn’t fault his guiding. Fantastic experience and would recommend to anybody thinking of fishing around the Sacramento, hat creek, falls creek area.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank jwlicht
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