OUR GUIDES

Alex Ross, the owner and head guide of The Trinity Guide, has over 20 years of experience in fishing and has a deep passion for sharing his knowledge and expertise with others. Alex only hires the best-seasoned fishing guides who share his enthusiasm for fishing and provide exceptional customer service. Our exceptional team of fishing guides has extensive knowledge of the best fishing spots in Northern California and will ensure you have an unforgettable fishing experience. Meet our team and experience world-class fishing with the best guides in the industry.

Alex Ross

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Alex Ross, the founder and head guide of Trinity Guide Co., is a seasoned fishing professional with over 20 years of experience guiding and deckhanding along the entire coast of California. His extensive knowledge of the region’s waters, honed through years spent fishing everywhere from commercial salmon and tuna trolling to fly fishing on the lower Sacramento River, has made him an authority on Northern California angling.

As a 100-ton master captain and licensed California guide, Alex is well-equipped to lead you on any fishing adventure, regardless of the style or species targeted. Whether he’s manning the rower’s seat on his 18×60 Willie drift boat or handling the tiller of his 26-foot Willie Nemesis, you can trust that Alex’s expertise will put you on the fish.

Alex is passionate about providing exceptional client experiences and is always willing to go the extra mile in all conditions, reflecting his strong work ethic. Don’t hesitate to spend a day on the water with him – you won’t be disappointed!

With a warm and welcoming spirit, Alex looks forward to meeting you at the dock or put-in. His vision for Trinity Guide Co. is to create enjoyable fishing adventures for anglers of all skill levels, from experts to beginners and casual or incidental enthusiasts. By choosing Alex Ross as your guide, you’re sure to have a fun and memorable fishing experience tailored to your needs.

Nathaniel Kyncy

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Nathaniel Kyncy, a true outdoorsman at heart, was born in Minnesota but spent his formative years immersed in the picturesque mountains of North East Shasta County in Northern California. Growing up, Nathan developed a profound passion and respect for the great outdoors, fueled by cherished childhood memories of his father teaching him the art of fishing, rowing, and wilderness survival.

Not one to shy away from adventure, Nathaniel spent several years in Alaska, where he served as a first mate on a Salmon/Halibut boat on the Kenai Peninsula. He has also obtained his OUPV captain’s license, showcasing his commitment to mastering his craft. As a versatile angler, Nathaniel has honed his skills in fly fishing, spey fishing, and both dry and nymph fly fishing techniques.

Nathaniel’s impressive accomplishments can be seen on his Facebook and Instagram pages, where he shares his passion for fishing with the world. At just six years into his guiding career, Nathaniel has already made a name for himself as an adept guide with remarkable fishing skills and an exceptional ability to connect with people.

When he’s not guiding, Nathaniel can often be found tying flies or fly fishing in his Clackacraft with his wife and fellow fishing enthusiast, Maiya Best. His unwavering drive and dedication ensure that his guests experience the best fishing spots, whether from behind the oars or navigating the boulders, riffles, and pools on foot. With Nathaniel Kyncy as your guide, you’re guaranteed a fun and unforgettable day of fly fishing.

“Big” Tom Philips

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Big Tom Philips (Ryan Phillips), is a seasoned fishing expert hailing from Redding, California. With an impressive 30 years of angling experience under his belt, Big Tom has become a true master of the Redding area and the Sacramento River system. His extensive knowledge of the region’s waters allows him to provide unforgettable fly fishing adventures in Northern California, making him the go-to guide for avid anglers and beginners alike.

Whether skillfully rowing a drift boat or guiding clients through walk-in wade fishing excursions on Hat Creek, Big Tom possesses the know-how to cater to a variety of fishing preferences. His expertise is not limited to California; he has also spent two seasons in Alaska, where he guided both fly fishing and gear trips on the Kasilof River. This experience has given him a strong background in pursuing Steelhead, Rainbow Trout, and Salmon, further solidifying his status as a versatile and accomplished fishing guide.

When you choose Big Tom Philips as your guide, you can expect a productive and enjoyable fishing experience tailored to your needs. With his vast knowledge and diverse skill set, Big Tom ensures that every adventure is one for the books.