Ryan Williams

"I believe in a unique and customized experience for each guest. Reasons for taking guided trips can vary greatly. Weather you simply want an entertaining day on the water, want to learn about a new fishery, learn new tactics, or new species, first timers, I will tailor each trip to your wants and needs."    

-Ryan Williams



Born and raised in Vacaville CA, Ryan obtained a high level of fly fishing experience at a young age on Putah Creek. Ryan began fly fishing and tying in 2003 and guiding in 2006. Also having worked retail in 2 fly shops. 

After fishing nearly every fly destination and every freshwater species Northern California has to offer, Williams has since been able to narrow down his favorite options, settling down in the center of it all, next to Lake Oroville. Rather than guiding a few choice rivers hard for trout/steelhead throughout the year like most independent guide businesses, Ryan bounces around to many different areas, hitting all the prime seasons. Staying on top of the many different species, and hot bites found as far south as Lake Berryessa, and far North as Redding.


North Valley Fly Fishing Contributions

  • Introduced to the fly fishing community the float & fly.

  • Ryan, among a few others, have largely introduced the options of Spotted Bass on the fly rod, and California's warmer reservoirs in general, to the fly community. Opening up countless miles of new water, giving trout a little more peace in the rivers.

  • The pioneering guide service of fly tactics on Clear Lake, a well known, premiere, trophy bass destination, and the oldest natural lake on the continent.

  • Creator of the "Williams Wakasagi" float & fly, and the "Masked Rainbow".

  • Can be found rowing on the Sacramento River in remote stretches lower than any other drift boat. Putting new floats on the map.

  • Ryan is also very proud to have contributed allot of time to Cast Hope, an organization that's making a difference, positively impacting kids lives through the outdoors, and the art of fly fishing.