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February 2018 Fly Fishing News

Barbless Interactive Leader Website

This new website created by Chad Alderson and Nick Hannah of the original Barbless Podcast (see below) allows the public to create and share their own leader formulas. Register, create a profile, and start designing! To get involved click HERE. To see my own personal creations, scroll down the list and look for my “Spring Creek”, “Everyday Dry Fly”, and “Short Line Nymphing” leaders.

The Barbless Fly Fishing Podcast #23 Featuring Jon Baiocchi

I sat down with Chad Alderson and Nick Hanna of the Barbless Fly Fishing Podcast last month to discuss a number of topics about my life and Fly Fishing. If you have yet to listen to one of these podcasts, do so because they are awesome! To listen to my interview just click the link HERE

Yuba River Fly Fishing Tours

Explore access areas, proper rigging, entomology, guided fishing, and a stream side lunch. Includes handouts and mapping.

Price: $145 -To book your spot contact Lance Gray at

Frenchman Lake / Lake Davis 2018


2/3/2018 –  Book your trip now for the 2018 season, I already have 26 dates booked for the month of June alone so act now. 530.228.0487, or contact me HERE

Lower Yuba River Update

2/13/2018 – The Yuba River has been fishing well, so good that it’s been all dry flies. Skwala stones are out and the fish are keyed in on them. Flows are down, and currently at 950 cubes. I’ve got open dates for some unique trips that require observing and hunting heads. Give me a call at 520.228.0487. For a detailed report on my last trip, check out my latest blog post HERE.

Upcoming Presentations for 2018 & 2019


Pleasanton Fly Fishing Show, 2/23-25/2018
-Mount Tamalpais Fly Fishers, 3/8/2018
Tahoe Truckee Fly Fishers, 4/19/2018
Granite Bay Fly Casters, 5/10/2018
Gold Country Fly Fishers, 4/2/2019

If your fly fishing club is looking for quality presentations, like my new “High Water Tactics” and “Mastering the Dry Fly”, or many other scenic destinations programs, CONTACT me to arrange a date. A complete list of clubs and trade shows I’ve spoken at can be found HERE

Fly Fishing Entomology Workshops For 2018


Back by popular demand I’m holding two entomology workshops on the North Fork Yuba River during the summer season. Click HERE for more information and to reserve your spot!

Native Sons Fly Fishing Tours

Click HERE for more information on how you can learn about the Big and Little Truckee Rivers with our highly popular fly fishing tours for 2018.

Lake Davis Still Water Outings with Baiocchi’s Troutfitters and Reno Fly Fishing Outfitters

Lake Davis 2014 still water outings

Click HERE to sign up for the most comprehensive stillwater experience and learn the techniques and tactics that will give you the confidence to approach any western lake, and improving your success. Now booking for the 2018 outings.

Lake Davis Workshop with Baiocchi’s Troutfitters and Mike Pease Adventures

To book your spot contact Mike Pease Adventures HERE

Baiocchi’s Troutfitters and Lance Gray & Company ~ Schools, Workshops, Tours, and Symposiums

Yuba River 809

Lance and Jon have many special tours, workshops, and schools coming up this year that any fly angler looking for more information can gain insight on. From the Lower Yuba River and Lake Davis tours, pontoon workshops, streamer schools, to fly fishing symposiums – We offer it all.

Educating, sharing the knowledge, and teaching how to appreciate and give back to our waters is the theme with our programs. We cater to individuals, fly clubs, and also conservation groups. As Northern California natives, and stewards of the waters, we would be honored to have you join us.


Our open dates for Schools, Workshops, and Tours at this time are:

-1/22/2018, Yuba Tour (more Info HERE) FULL!
-2/6/2018, Yuba Tour (more info HEREFULL!
3/1/2018, Yuba Tour (more info HERE) 5 spots open.
-9/2/2018, Pontoon Workshop (more info HERE)
-9/3/2018, Pontoon Workshop (more info HERE)

Yuba River 819

For more information, and to book your highly informative day on the water, check out Lance’s website at; Lance Gray & Company

Yuba Jubilee

Lance Gray and I would like to invite you to the second annual “Yuba River Jubilee” on August 4th, 2018 from 9am to 2pm at Hammon Grove park on the Yuba River. The Jubilee will showcase guides, clubs, fly shops, environmental groups, and state agencies that are all working hard to protect the wild populations of salmon, steelhead, and trout, making the Lower Yuba River the best it can be. Lance and I want to give back to the river that has given so many wonderful memories to us. This event is free to all who would like to participate! We will have a booth area for tables and popups for the many different organizations attending (tables and popups are not supplied), and a meeting area for participates to address the attendees. Raffle tickets will be sold to raise money for a worthy Yuba River benefactor (not named yet). We encourage all participants to go out of their way to attend this event. For more information and to officially sign up for the event, contact Lance at We hope you can join our first annual “Yuba River Jubilee”, see you there! 

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Baiocchi’s Troutfitters

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Nevada City, CA 95959


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