SWINGWATER IS NORTHERN CALIFORNIA’S PREMIERE SPEY & FLYFISHING GUIDE SERVICE.
Owner/Guide Tom Mahan was born and raised by Northern California’s epic Steelhead rivers. When we say “raised”, you can see for yourself right away, he is a man of all things river. Tom has spent his entire life on the water chasing Steelhead and trout in some form.
Trinity River Spey Fishing
Hosted Travel - Kvichak River Alaska
- Tom has an unmatched desire to share his expertise both on and off the water. I've been fishing with Tom for several years now and came to the conclusion very early that Tom has poured his soul into all things spey. From beginners all the way up the chain to advanced tactics, you will leave your trip a better speyman/speywoman after spending it with the GURU of steel.JeffMT
- I want to thank you for the great fly fishing experience. With your guidance, we had Epic fishing for the four days that we fished with you. Your patience in teaching us new techniques for successful Big Rainbow Trout fishing were invaluable. My fishing buddy and I look forward to many more days having you as our guide, either in Alaska or in northern California.JamesAZ
- Rarely have I met anyone that rivals my passion and enthusiasm for time on the water until I met Tom. Not only was Tom clearly well versed in all things spey, but more importantly he quickly assessed when to push the intensity of his instruction and when to tell me in his words, "take a seat". I loved it! I left with a confidence and understanding in my cast that I had not expected.FloydAR
- I have gone on several trips with Tom and at the end of each day, I am always looking forward to the next. He is an excellent instructor and guide but most importantly he is very in tune with the river and the fish. Every time I have been on the water with Tom it has been a great experience. Can't wait to throw some more flies!MikeWA