Fly Fishing Guides Northern California

Steve Crosetti owns and operates MoJoBella Fly Fishing®.  Steve, also known as “CRO,” grew up in the Bay Area and moved to Redding with his young family in 2004.  For the past 17 years, Steve has been teaching and guiding throughout Northern California.  He’s a certified fly casting instructor with Fly Fishers International and guides at HooDoo Lodge in Alaska in summer.

Guide Experience: 17 years | Rivers Guided: Sacramento, Klamath, Trinity, Hat Creek, McCloud, Upper Sac, Alaska


Dennis Franco, also known as “Popeye,” has been a guide for more than 30 years, covering California, Alaska, and beyond. With a wealth of experience, he’s a seasoned professional.  Popeye spent 29 years as a guide with the Fly Shop and was certified as a casting instructor by Mel Krieger.  He has been part of HooDoo Lodge in Alaska since its beginning.

Guide Experience: 34 years | Rivers Guided: Sacramento, Klamath, Trinity, Alaska and everywhere else.


Joe Vasquez stands out as the most experienced guide on various waters with more than 30 years of guiding experience, Throughout the year, you’ll find Joe on the Lower American, Lower Yuba, and Lower Feather, Sacramento,  and Klamath  rivers. He has also spent summers guiding at HooDoo Lodge in Alaska. Joe takes pride in being a teacher, holding certification as a FFF Casting Instructor.

Guide Experience: 36 years | Rivers Guided: Rivers Guided: American, Yuba, Feather, Sacramento, Klamath, Trinity, Alaska


Nick Stetser, a native of Northern California, brings over 10 years of fishing and guiding experience.  Alongside his love for angling, he has spent the past 17 years serving with Cal Fire, enhancing his understanding of Northern California. Nick’s unmatched familiarity with the area and effortless navigation make him a reliable guide recognized for his patience and kindness.

Guide Experience: 10 years | Rivers Guided: Sacramento, Klamath, Trinity,  McCloud, Upper Sac


Logan Kuni, a Northern California native, began his guiding career with genuine care, ensuring guests enjoy an incredible experience.  Guiding and instructing became his passion early on,  Introduced to fly fishing by his dad, a dedicated guide, Kuni finds joy in connecting with nature and people. Influenced by his grandfather’s 25-year legacy as a fishing guide he really enjoys witnessing others share in the joy fly fishing brings.

Guide Experience: 3 years | Rivers Guided: Sacramento, Klamath, Upper Sac, Hat Creek, McCloud, Alaska



Embarking on a fly fishing charter along the Lower Sacramento River is akin to stepping into a tranquil realm where time slows down, and the rhythm of nature takes center stage. But to truly immerse yourself in this angler’s paradise and unlock its hidden treasures, there’s one essential ingredient: a seasoned guide.

Imagine drifting along the gentle currents of the Lower Sacramento River, surrounded by breathtaking scenery and the promise of trophy-sized trout lurking beneath the surface. Now, picture having not just one, but three seasoned guides with over 80 years of combined experience at your service. This is the reality offered by a fly fishing charter with guides who have dedicated their lives to mastering the art of fly fishing on these storied waters.

With decades of collective knowledge under their belts, guides like these are more than just instructors; they’re custodians of the river, possessing an intimate understanding of its ebb and flow. Here’s what sets them apart and why booking a charter with them is an experience like no other:

  1. A Lifetime of Experience: Fly fishing isn’t just a hobby for these guides; it’s a way of life. With over 80 years of combined experience, they’ve spent countless hours on the water, honing their craft and unraveling the mysteries of the Lower Sacramento River. Their expertise isn’t learned from books; it’s earned through years of hands-on experience and a deep connection to the river’s rhythms.
  2. Unparalleled Knowledge: From the best fishing spots to the most effective techniques, these guides possess an encyclopedic knowledge of the Lower Sacramento River and its inhabitants. They know the intricacies of each season, from the emergence of caddis flies in spring to the frenzied salmon runs in fall, allowing them to tailor each charter to maximize your chances of success.
  3. Personalized Instruction: Whether you’re a novice angler or a seasoned veteran, these guides excel at adapting their instruction to suit your skill level and preferences. They’ll patiently teach you the finer points of casting, presentation, and fly selection, empowering you to become a more proficient angler with each cast.
  4. A Passion for Conservation: Beyond the thrill of the catch, these guides are staunch advocates for conservation and stewardship of the river ecosystem. They’ll educate you about sustainable fishing practices and the importance of preserving the natural beauty of the Lower Sacramento River for future generations to enjoy.

Booking a fly fishing charter with guides boasting 80+ years of experience isn’t just about catching fish; it’s about embarking on a journey of discovery and forging memories that will last a lifetime. As you drift along the tranquil waters of the Lower Sacramento River, surrounded by pristine wilderness and the camaraderie of fellow anglers, you’ll come to understand why fly fishing isn’t just a sport—it’s a way of life. So, cast off your worries and let these seasoned guides lead you on an unforgettable adventure where dreams become reality, one cast at a time.