Matt Heron Fly Fishing

Squaw Valley


400 Squaw Creek Road
Olympic Valley, CA
  • Type Fishing
  • Region Squaw Valley
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For all skill levels! Lake Tahoe Fly Fishing Classes catered to you, your schedule and what you want to learn!


Features: Matt Heron’s fly fishing school and outfitter is one of the largest programs in the country. With a complete list of daily classes for beginners to experts, kids and families, there really is something for everyone. There are plenty of things to do in the area, but fly fishing in Lake Tahoe is one of the most enjoyable ways to spend your vacation, and now you can learn how to fish like a pro!

Why We Go: Matt Heron fly fishing is Reno and Lake Tahoe's premier fly fishing experience, offering a great experience for fly fishing in Lake Tahoe for people of levels of experience.

  • Fly Fishing Classes: There are daily classes offered for fly fishing in Lake Tahoe for every skill level. Schedule classes to work around all the things you want to do on vacation and customize your class to learn exactly what you want.
  • Beautiful Setting: There are two privately stocked ponds that make for the perfect learning environment no matter the ability level. There's no better place for fly fishing in Tahoe than with Matt Heron at the Resort at Squaw Creek, a Four Diamond luxury resort.
  • Guided Trips: In addition to the classes that are available for each skill level, Matt Heron Fly Fishing also includes a complete line up a full and half day guided trips, clinics, as well as rental gear.

Inside Knowledge: Matt Heron Fly Fishing gives classes from the Fly Fishing Discovery Center, where you'll enjoy beautiful panoramic views of Squaw Valley while you fish!

Do's and Don'ts:

  • Do Learn All You Can: Matt Heron is an expert in this field, and you'll learn more in one class or trip than many people learn on their own in years of fishing.
  • Do Enjoy The Experience: Take in all the beautiful Tahoe scenery that surrounds you and breath in the crisp mountain air. Remember that these classes are catered to you and what you want to learn, so take advantage of all that he can teach you, but keep in mind that this is also about having fun!
  • Don't Come For Dinner: All Matt Heron fly fishing classes and guided trips are catch and release.
  • Don't Leave The Kids at Home: Even though most people recommend fly fishing for ages 10 and up, Matt Heron fly fishing has lightweight rods  to help children under 10, or anyone having trouble with regular gear. Everyone can fish, age should never be a reason not to go!

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Matt Heron Fly Fishing Information


Hours are flexible, pick a time that works around your schedule

When to Go:
When the sun is shining and the weather is warm! Enjoy fly fishing on your summer vacation to Lake Tahoe!

Age Restriction:
Recommended for ages 10 and up, but they don't think any child should be told they can't fish!



Quick Facts

  • Matt Heron Fly Fishing is Reno/Tahoe’s premiere fly fishing experience, offering classes and guided trips to fly fishers at every level!
  • Classes take place at the Fly Fishing Discovery Center, the only fly fishing education facility in Lake Tahoe.
  • Book a class at a time that works for you! Matt Heron will work around your schedule to show you the ropes of fly fishing and make sure it's the best experience you can get!

400 Squaw Creek Road
Olympic Valley, CA 96146
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    Learn as much about fly fishing in Lake Tahoe as you want! Whether you're just looking to perfect a few of your skills, start fly fishing for the first time of many or you just want a fun experience on the river, Matt Heron can teach you all you want to know about fly fishing in one of the most beautiful areas you could possibly do it!


    Classes start around $75 and increase depending on the exact experience that you're seeking. Beginner, intermediate and advanced casting classes are around and hour and a half and cost $90 per person, but there are also 3 hour, 4 hour and full day classes and programs that cover much more!

    The Fish

    The privately stocked ponds are full of rainbow trout of impressive size.

    Tackle & Equipment

    All fly fishing classes and trips use single barbless hooks and are catch and release. Matt Haron uses Sage premium fly rods and reels and Scientific Anglers fly lines - the best gear around for you to use to perfect your skills!

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