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The Fly Stop Pro Team Ambassadors

All Fly Stop Ambassadors share two things in common, not only total passion/knowledge of fly fishing, but also a strong desire to share their knowledge and help others learn the sport. Please reach out and connect with them, book a trip, read their articles, or just check out current conditions. All our Ambassadors are personal friends that we know and have fished with, and their feedback/reports/input are a direct finger on the pulse of both the industry as well as conditions.

  • Sam Vasily

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    My name is Sam Vasily and I am the Owner/Operator of The Sierra Troutdoorsman Guide Service. I was born in Bishop, Ca and have been luckily enough to spend most of my life living in the Eastern Sierras. I developed a passion for fishing at a young age. It wasn’t till the age of 18 till I started fly fishing, and it now has become my life long passion. Today at the age of 28, I enjoy sharing my passion and experiences with other anglers on the waters that I love to fish. It gives me a great deal of satisfaction to be able to teach a unique sport in such a beautiful environment, and also to see people learn to catch and release the amazing fish in our area!

    There are many opportunities in this area to access the best Fly Fishing California has to offer. I offer a variety of different trips to accommodate your angling desires, From Walk & Wade, too Boat trips. My Boat trips are done on a top of the line 20' Center Console Fishing Boat. All trips are all Inclusive, all I ask you to bring is your fishing license for the day of the trip and a pair of Polarized Sunglasses. I am also the Head Guide at Ricks Sport Center's in Mammoth, and you can contact me at the shop as well. My Passion and Knowledge for fly fishing in the Eastern Sierras is something I enjoy to teach & share.

  • Dave Smith

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    Dave is a Southern California native and grew up chasing trout on family trips in the Eastern Sierras of California. Dave’s love of fly fishing spiraled out of control when he picked up and moved to New Zealand on a whim. While in New Zealand Dave got mixed up with the wrong crowd and he started experimenting with competition fly fishing, which lead to a full blown fly fishing addiction.

    In addition to fly fishing, Dave is an avid fly tier and rolls up everything from size 18 perdigons to 6/0 articulated baitfish patterns. When Dave’s not harassing the fish of the world, he gives seminars on how to fish sans an indicator, leads fly tying classes and loves to travel to new fly fishing destinations with his fly angling wife, Lesley. #powercouple