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Baiocchi’s Troutfitters Fly Fishing Guide Services

Jon Baiocchi leads private fly fishing trips, and group outings with Thy Rod & Staff, and Lost Coast Outfitters for all types of fly anglers, including kids on the spectacular waters of Northern California. Lake Davis, Frenchman Lake, the Middle Fork Feather River, the Lower Yuba River, the Truckee area, the North Fork Yuba River, as well as their smaller tributaries are the main venues offered.

Our Location

Baiocchi’s Troutfitter’s seasonal home is conveniently located about 60 miles northwest of the Lake Tahoe/Reno area in the beautiful Northern Sierra Nevada at 5,000 feet elevation, near the quaint mountain town of Graeagle. You’ll not only find excellent fly fishing in the area, but also numerous options for golfing, hiking, biking, wildlife viewing, and camping. During the winter, Jon resides in the Nevada City/Grass Valley area to be able to guide on the Lower Yuba River wich offers the best winter dry fly fishing in the state of California .

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Guided Fly Fishing Destinations


Lake Davis

Frenchman’s Reservoir

Feather River

Lower Yuba River & North Fork Yuba River

Truckee River

Small Creeks

Services & Rates – 2020

Baiocchi’s Troutfitters will provide complete fly fishing instruction, all terminal tackle (flies, leaders, tippets, etc.), and boats when applicable. Local inside knowledge of waters, hatches, flies to be fished, techniques and tactics included. Jon’s philosophy is that it’s his guest’s day, and will fulfill their desires no matter what it may be.

Full day trips will entail eight hours of guided fly fishing by boat, personal watercraft, or walk/wade. We will meet onsite at a predetermined location and time. Half day trips will entail four hours of guided fly fishing by boat, personal watercraft, or walk/wade for the morning, mid-day or the evening rise. No matter what type of trip you book, if the fishing’s hot, we keep fishing no matter the time! Catch and release angling and barbless hooks are mandatory.

-All trips are limited to two anglers. Larger groups will require another guide that can be provided through Jon’s extensive guide networking.

-Lunch, snacks, and drinks provided on full days. Snacks, and drinks provided on half days.

-Complete rods and reels are available for use if you do not have one.

-Waders and boots provided at no additional charge.

-Fishing license and steelhead cards are NOT included. Purchase online here.

-Custom trips can be booked in advance for specific fly fishing techniques, groups, or areas of special interest.


-Full day, 1 or 2 anglers, $475

-Half day, 1 or 2 anglers, $375

-Trolling Flies by Boat, 1 or 2 anglers:

Full day, $475 / Half day, $375

Release forms must be signed and dated before any guest of Baiocchi’s Troutfitters can enter a creek, river or lake.

Download Release Form (Acknowledgment of Indemnity)

Deposit and Cancellation Information

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Reservations require a $150 deposit. Balance due upon completion of guide date. Upon receipt of deposit, you will receive a written or emailed confirmation. If notice of cancellation is received before 6 weeks prior to the booked trip, the deposit will be returned minus a $25 handling fee, or applied to a future date in the same calendar year. If the trip is not completed within the calendar year the full deposit will be forfeited. Cancellation within 5 weeks of booking will result in forfeit of the full deposit. If I must cancel, a full refund will be given. If a “no call / no show occurs”, you will be charged for the remaining balance. If the body of water chosen is not fishable due to weather or water conditions, I will refund deposit/payment or reschedule your trip at your convenience. No refund of deposits due to COVID-19

Planning Your Trip – Stuff to Bring

-California fishing license. A Steelhead Card is required for the Lower Yuba River. Purchase one online here.

-Sunscreen, hat and polarized glasses.


-Suitable clothing for that day’s conditions: hot sun to freezing temps.

-Complete rod and reel, 5-7 weight for most waters, 0-3 weight rods for the North Fork Yuba River, and creeks.

Gift Certificates

Use the link below to print a gift certificate out for your favorite fishing buddy after you’ve reserved their trip. (Then contact me for payment and scheduling)




“My time with Jon on the Middle Fork of the Feather River was extremely enjoyable. He put me on to wild trout that were very picky, but his fly selection did the trick. I’m looking forward to my next trip to Graeagle and spending more time with Jon.”

-Dick Seevers, Rocklin CA

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Licensed, Bonded, Insured and Permitted By the U.S. Forest Service, including the Tahoe/Yuba, Plumas, and Lassen National Forests. Jon is also certified in CPR & first aid.



Jon Baiocchi, owner and guide

Baiocchi’s Troutfitters

578 Sutton Way #255

Grass Valley, Ca 95945


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Baiocchi's Troutfitters is operated under a special use permit issued by the Plumas National Forest and is an equal opportunity recreation services provider.

Baiocchi's Troutfitters operates under Thy Rod & Staff's USFS Special Use Permit for the Tahoe National Forest.

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