The Guides

Rob Anderson (Pyramid Lake – Davis Lake – Frenchman’s Reservoir – Truckee River – East Walker River – Sawmill Lake – Lassen Meadows Ranch)

Rob resides in Reno, Nevada and currently has his own fly fishing travel business, Bucket List Fly Fishing Adventures and is the lead guide and owner of Reno Fly Fishing Outfitters. Rob currently guides on the Truckee River in both California and Nevada, Pyramid Lake, Davis Lake, East Walker River, Frenchman’s and 4 different private waters. He regularly does speaking engagements on Pyramid Lake other Northern Nevada and California waters and numerous “Bucket List” destinations around the world.  Rob is always willing and ready to educate fly fishing enthusiasts.

Rob Anderson grew up in Virginia and was fishing from the time he can remember.  At the age of 9, he learned to fly fish.  From that point on he fly-fished for bass and pan fish in Virginia as much as possible. After college, Rob pursued his other passion, golf, by working in that business for 15 years.  During this time he had headed west and settled in Lake Tahoe.  In 1997, while still working in the golf industry, he was reintroduced to fly fishing by his friend Chris Evison.  Chris taught him the art of fly fishing for trout in moving water.  His love of the sport was reborn!

In his free time from the golf business he regularly visited the Reno Fly Shop where he began learning how to tie flies (he is now a Signature Fly Designer for Umpqua Feather Merchants with over 20 patterns tied commercially).  In the fall of 2001, the Reno Fly Shop offered Rob a part-time job which shortly thereafter, turned into a full time position managing the retail store, private waters program and guide business until the Reno Fly Shop closed in 2010.

It was in 2003 that Rob pursued his interest in guiding at Pyramid Lake. Rob ultimately became the first non-tribal fly fishing guide at the Lake. Since that time has built a fly fishing specific website for Pyramid Lake and runs the largest and most successful guide service there. Rob’s love of Pyramid Lake has also driven him to design Pyramid-specific flies which have increased the popularity of nymphing at the lake.  Two of these flies are the Maholo Fly and the Maholo Midge.

Rob was able to incorporate his passion for food into the guiding experience through his private waters program and hosting larger group outings and clinics. This unique offering sets guide trips with Rob apart from all others. Rob has several programs designed for larger groups at popular fly fishing destinations like Pyramid Lake and Davis Lake. Lakeside Meals and guided fly fishing for parties of 10 or more are easy. Meals are usually gourmet and can be things like Biscuits and Gravy, Turkey Noodle Soup, Smoked Baby back ribs, Venison Burgers and much more.

Whether you are a single angler looking to spend a half day on the water or a larger group looking for a unique fly fishing experience you will never forget, Rob is the man.

Jon Baiocchi (Little Truckee River – Truckee River – Davis Lake – Eagle Lake – Feather River – Yuba River

Jon’s been fly fishing and tying flies since 1972 and is a California licensed fly fishing guide, published author, educator, innovative tier, and public speaker giving fly fishing presentations to clubs and expos across the state of California. His Dad, Bob Baiocchi, was inducted into the Federation of Fly Fishers Hall of Fame in 1999 and was a major influence in helping Jon hone his fly fishing skills at a very early age. Jon now owns and operates Baiocchi’s Troutfitters guide service In Northern California where he has been guiding for the last 14 years. He has a reputation as a hard working guide that’s been trained by some of fly fishing’s best known anglers. His enthusiasm for the sport is contagious and combined with his simple approach to teaching gives students the skills needed to be successful. Moved by all things flora and fauna his passion for such is never ending. His locations for guiding include Lake Davis, the Wild & Scenic Middle Fork Feather River, Frenchman’s Reservoir, Eagle Lake, the North Fork Yuba River, Lake Almanor, The Big & Little Truckee Rivers, The Lower Yuba, and many secluded creeks in Eastern Plumas Co.  Jon’s philosophy on fly fishing is to keep it simple, be confident in your presentation, and have fun!  His favorite game is stalking and sight fishing to large trout in shallow water whether it is a river or a still water.

Chris Evison (Pyramid Lake – Truckee River – East Walker River – Sawmill Lake – Davis Lake – Frenchman’s Reservoir)

Lance Gray (Lower Sacramento River – Feather River – American River)

 Lance started fly fishing with his father and brother Lincoln at age 7. In his teens, he began tying flies commercially for shops all around Northern California. At 17, he went to work at Powell’s in Chico, working in the fly shop and building rods. He guided for Powell’s, conducted fly-tying and fly-fishing schools, and traveled. In 1993, Lance and Kirsten(his wife) started Saltwater Innovations, a company that manufactured and distributed products for saltwater fly fishing. Lance’s Crystal Popper, Gray’s Billfish Fly, the KO Charlie line and the Raghead Crabs are all Saltwater Innovations products. Kirsten worked behind the scenes, handling the day-to-day operation running the manufacturing floor of the company. In 2003 they launched Lance Gray & Company, a full-service outfitter offering guided trips, fly-fishing schools, workshops and a travel agency. Lance conducts presentations at fly clubs and outdoor shows and supports local groups like Cub Scouts and 4H. He’s a signature tyer for Solitude Fly Company and recently entered the world of writing, with articles published in Angling Trade Magazine, California Fly Fisher, Sierra Fisherman and Northwest Fly Fishing. Kirsten is a fantastic photographer who’s had images published in periodicals and on websites.