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KINGS RIVER
Fly Fishing Guide Service

by Scott Macdonald
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Guided Walk-in and Wade Fly Fishing Trips on the Kings River.

Full Day Guide Service

$450

1-2 People
Use of Rod/Reel/Flies
Shore Lunch Included
8 Hours of guided fishing
(minus canyon drive-in time)

Half Day Guide Service

$350

1-2 People
Use of Rod/Reel/Flies
4 Hours of guided fishing
(minus canyon drive-in time)

Additional Guest

$50/per person

Want to bring a friend? 
No problem

**Tips are always welcomed if you had a great time and learned a lot.
***Discounts available for wounded warriors and veterans - just ask.

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Location&Info

Kings Canyon

Experience fishing in the deepest canyon in the USA on the Upper and Lower Kings River. We also fish Sequoia National Forest, 10 mile creek, Stoney Creek, Boulder Creek and Hume Lake.

Fly Fishing

We only offer fly fishing. Specializing in Tight Line or Euro Nymphing, Dry Flies, and all other types of fly fishing!

For All Ages & Skill

All ages and experience levels welcome! 

With Gear Supplied

We can set you up with all the gear you need for the day. Or feel free to bring your own.

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Scott MacDonald (Owner/Guide)

Scott has been fly fishing the Kings River and waters around the Sequoia National Forest for over 20 years! He is professional guide specializing in fly fishing the Kings River and his deep local knowledge of the area is unequaled. Scott is a graduate of the Clearwater Guide School in Northern California living and working full time at Hume Lake Christian Camps.

The Kings River is Scott's favorite freestone river absolutely full of Rainbow and Brown Trout and around every bend is a spectacular view to take in. 

Scott is a great teacher and guide for any skill level. It doesn't matter if you're new to fly fishing and want to learn the sport, or you're already comfortable with your skill, Scott loves sharing his passion for fly fishing with first timers or talking shop about the local bugs and how to fish them with the experts.

Any day on the river with Scott is a memorable experience full of fun, laughter, and positivity! Oh, and lots of fish!

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graduate of the Clearwater Guide School, CA
permitted, LICENSED, INSURED, and BONDED guide
About the fishing

Hook some fish!

Scott's love for fishing is evident in his fly tying skills and don't be surprised if you get to try out every fly in the box until the fish start biting! Scott will work hard to make sure you get your best chance to catch a multitude of fish and have a fun day doing it!

The best time to be on the river is summer and fall (but regularly extending much of winter on the lower section). By summer the heavy spring flows have resided and water levels normalize making wading easy and fish more active. If the Lower Kings is too hot in the summer months we can always visit the Upper Kings where temps are usually more enjoyable.

Any day on this river will not let you down. Even if the fish aren't on their A-Game, the views in this canyon are worth every moment!

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Reviews

Some Very Happy Anglers!

“A guide can make or break a day of fishing... This was the best day of fishing in years! Amazing guide, great laughs, so fun, and most of all we caught a ton of fish!”

Brandon | Southern, Ca

“Scott MacDonald is a legend on the river. As a trusted expert, and a great outdoorsman, Scott guided me through the world renowned fly fishing on the Kings. He lead to great spots down in the canyon, and provided all the gear for a great time.”

BRIAN | CENTRAL, CA

“Fishing with Scott has totally changed and enhanced my love for fishing into a passion and a lifestyle!”

DAVID | CALIFORNIA

“Scott MacDonald is very good at what he does. He shows you all the techniques, and he’s very patient as your guide. He knows where all the fish are on the Kings River. He’s the best! We had a great time!”

Carl and Janet | California

“Scott has guided me on the Kings many times and is very knowledgeable of the river. Great teacher and loves getting people involved in fishing. He adapts to the river and each person, doing what it takes to make a great experience.”

Ron | CENTRAL, CA

“This dude knows how to fish. One amazing guide and person. If your looking to learn how to fly fish or if you are already great at fly fishing but want to take your fly fishing to the next level, Scott is your man.”

TOM | CENTRAL, CA
faq

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I've never been fishing before?

Scott welcomes the chance to bring new anglers into the sport! He hopes to share his love of fishing with you and maybe you'll catch the fishing bug too! He'll bring all the gear you need and guarantees a positive learning experience and lots of laughs!

Do I need my own gear?

You don't need it. Scott has everything you'll need for the day.

Do I need a fishing license?

Yes, you will need a current California fishing license valid for the dates that you intend to fish. A license can be obtained at most sporting good stores and even at Hume Lake Christian Camps general store.

Can I keep the fish?

We believe in helping maintain the stock in these natural rivers. We only catch and release.

Do you offer other types of fishing like bait or spinner?

Sorry no, Scott is strictly a fly fishing guide.

What are you like as a person?

A guide can make or break a day of fishing. That's why Scott is a firm believer in making sure you have a great day! He's got an up beat positive attitude, you'll never hear a curse word from his lips, and he'll work hard to find you those fish!

Are you insured and permitted?

Operating as "Hume Fly Fisher" Scott is licensed, permitted, insured and bonded working in partnership with the United States Forest Service under special use permit.

Do you offer overnight fishing trips or back country expeditions?

Scott doesn't traditionally offer overnight or backcountry fishing expeditions but he's always up for some adventure, please feel free to reach out and who knows, maybe we can figure out something cool.

How are you handling COVID 19?

We are still fishing! What better way to socially distance, right!? Of course we are observing all masks when we can't socially distance. Our request for you is that if you've had any contact or symptoms in the last 14 days with anyone COVID positive, that you would postpone your trip. We are currently offering FREE trip postponements due to COVID exposure.

We do not discriminiate

Hume Fly Fisher, Kingsriverflyguide.com, is a non discriminatory guide service in partnership with the United States Forest Service. Hume Fly Fisher is an equal opportunity provider.

Do you require a deposit?

Yes, a 50% non-refundable deposit is required when confirming your booking with Scott. Venmo is the preferred payment method for your deposit and the final payment on the day of your trip. He also accepts the final payment day-of in cash. *tips are always welcome but not expected!

What is your cancellation policy?

Deposits are strictly non-refundable. However, we are happy to work with you to postpone a booking to a later date within one calendar year of your original date. Your booking will be considered cancelled if not rescheduled within one year of your original date. Postponement availability is subject to other bookings already on the calendar.

What to wear and bring?

Wear neutral colors (NOTHING BRIGHT), comfortable, quick drying shorts and shirt, light jacket, hat, sunscreen, and extra socks. If you do not have your own gear, we will provide waders, wading boots, and sizes will have to be provided ahead of time. On full day trips we also provide a meal. Feel free to bring your own snacks if you like!