Fly Fishing Entomology Workshops on the North Fork Yuba River with Baiocchi’s Troutfitters
Over the years I have noticed a real interest in aquatic entomology by fly anglers who are new to the sport or those that are experienced yet have not taken the time to learn about the bugs. Understanding the insects and non insects that reside in and around our rivers and lakes will give the newcomer the knowledge it takes to make accurate decisions on fly selections and presentations. This summer I’m offering basic “on site” entomology classes that will shorten the learning curve for students and help them make accurate identifications while on the water. Understanding trout food will bring more success to any angler, and broaden their horizon to the fascinating world under the currents.
The class is limited to 6 students, price: $100.
Dates for 2017:
-July 22nd, 2017
-August 5th, 2017
Wild Plum Bridge at the North Fork Yuba River.
Directions: From Hwy 49 just north of Sierra City, take Wild Plum Road to the east side of the Wild Plum bridge. This is an ideal location as we can compare aquatic sampling from both
Haypress Creek, and the North Fork Yuba River.
What We Provide:
-Handouts including a hatch guide to the waters of the northern Sierra
-Collection tools & equipment
-Identifying the major aquatic insects that inhabit Sierra freestone rivers, streams, and creeks
-Terrestrials and their importance in the summer months for trout
-Live sampling and understanding bug behaviors
-Fly selection and how to “match the hatch”
-Casting presentations including both dry fly and nymphing
What To Bring:
-Clothing appropriate for the day’s forecast (NOAA Weather Link)
-Wading boots or water shoes
-Comfortable folding chair
-Drinks, snacks, lunch
-Notebook and pencil
-Fly fishing gear if you plan to fish in the afternoon or the evening rise.
(Contact Jon if you’d like to book him for the evening rise after class)
-Camping gear if you plan to spend the night, Wild Plum Campground down the road is the best campground on the river, and is located right on Haypress Creek and near the upper North Fork of the Yuba River!
To book your spot, or for more information contact Jon Baiocchi with any questions you may have. We look forward to spending the day on the river with you and advancing your knowledge on aquatic insects for more success on the rivers of the northern Sierra!