Testimonials


jblack "My father-in-law and I had long wanted to fish the Lower Sacramento River and decided to do it a few years back. Trying to book a guide during prime time in October was difficult but through Sac River Outfitters we got set up with Ryan, then a newer guide on the river. What luck! We had a great day and boated many fish but on the ride home we talked more about what we learned about fishing, the river, and even more about how relaxing and fun it was to be in the boat with Ryan. Since then I have done many other trips -- steelhead on the Feather, the Lower Sac with my wife -- every time his demeanor and professionalism impress me. Catching fish is only part of the experience with Ryan at the oars, but he always comes through with great days and fish to remember."

-- Jarrett Black (Client)

russell "Booking Ryan for a guided steelhead trip on the Feather River was a great experience. He worked hard to keep us consistently hooking fish throughout the day. His knowledge of the river and where to find fish was impressive. I would definitely recommend Ryan to anyone wanting a great day of steelhead fishing."


-- Russel Anderson (Client)

chris "I have been in the fly fishing business for over 15 years, and I have seen many fly fishing guides. I can vouch that Ryan is top notch. From the beginning Ryan was a huge asset to my team of professional guides. Countless customers of Sac River Outfitters have called me to report how impressed they were by Ryan's demeanor and work ethic. Ryan is the type of person anyone would want on their team; he is hardworking, personable, and reliable."

-- Chris King Scott Fly Rods Pro.

"Jason Lozano, Scott Fly Rod Rep, recommended Ryan as one of Northern California's go-to-guides. My fishing partner backed out at the last minute, and I had the boat to myself. Ryan was all that Jason had said and more. We boated 30 plus fish on a section of the Lower Sacramento that I'd previously had bad experiences on. Ryan is a great guide and wonderful young man. I hope he does something else with his life other than guiding."

-- Tom Hammond Client.

"Ryan has all the characteristics that make a great guide, from knowledge and patience to an incredible work ethic. I've been involved in the fly fishing industry for over 10 years, and have booked, worked alongside, and fished with dozens of guides all over North America. Some guides get in the habit of doing "good enough", but Ryan always strives to do what it takes to make your day on the water "the best experience possible". There is a big difference between "good enough" and "best possible" and that's why Ryan is set apart from all the rest!"

-- Greg Schuerger Sweeney's Sports-Napa, California Manager for 10 years and Newhalen Lodge-Iliamna, Alaska (Guide).

"I have booked many trips with Ryan. These trips have included my family, friends, and personal clients. We have fished the Yuba, Feather, and Lower Sac. Winter, spring, summer, and fall Ryan always seems to find the fish and lots of them. From the experienced angler to the beginner, Ryan's personality and skills as a guide have you covered.

Part of my personal success in fly fishing is credited to Ryan and the skills and knowledge he has past on to me. Not only is he a hard working guide he is a great teacher. He has become more than my go to guide for Northern California. He is now a very good friend. He even gave me a new nick name."

-- Steelhead Steve Client.

"If fishing is interfering with your business, give up your business."
Alfred W. Miller