January 2020 Fly Fishing News
GuideBox ~ Guided Experiences for the DIY Angler
Whether you’re new to it, want to explore new rivers or traveling and want to get on the water, GuideBox is the quickest and easiest way to get the gear and information you need in river specific and guide-curated kits to get fishing. Each GuideBox is curated with the right flies, the right leader and the right gear for your river, at the time you want to fish it. Also included with each box is a detailed river map, guide notes, a handful of stickers, and a mystery surprise for on or off the water. Your GuideBox contains all the information and equipment you need to become a proficient and ethical angler, and subscribers gain access to a members only web and mobile portal with up to the minute river information, water conditions, guide notes and instructional content. For more information and to get involved go HERE.
Upcoming Fly Fishing Workshops,Tours and Clinics for 2020
The Dry Fly Workshop is geared for the fly angler looking to increase their skill set with technical presentations and a thorough understanding of the big picture of surface feeding trout. You’ll learn about about the intricate details of hatches from the 4 main aquatic insects found on a river, plus leader formulas, successful fly patterns, rigging, equipment needs, tactics, techniques, and an informative hand out that keeps teaching well after the workshop is completed. The Lower Yuba River will be our venue which is the perfect classroom to make you a better angler, master these trout and you’ll be able to fish anywhere with confidence.
I’ve restructured my workshops to allow for more fishing and one on one guiding. Limiting the maximum amount of anglers to 4 also immensely helps students receive more in depth instruction. Cost is $150 per angler. Dry Fly Workshop dates:
2/27/20 – 4 spots open.
Go HERE to book your spot!
The Skwala Workshop breaks down the entire hatch of this significant winter stone fly on the Lower Yuba River. You’ll learn about when and where the Skwala hatches, their behavior, and how weather, time of day, and moon phases effect their emergence. From nymphing to dry fly presentations, we’ll cover leader formulas, rigging, flies, presentations, and tactics to be more successful while having fun stalking trout looking for the Winter Stone in skinny water next to the bank, plus you’ll receive an enlightening and instructive handout you can refer to time and time again.
Skwala Work Shop dates:
2/12/20 – 3 spots booked, 1 open
Go HERE to book your spot!
Keep checking my news page, or my blog for the details of upcoming workshops, tours, and clinics for 2020. Dry flies, the Yuba River, Creeks, The Skwala Hatch, High Water, and brand new events coming your way! Dates listed below. If you want to book your spot, or get on a waiting list for any of the below dates, go HERE
1/25 – Lost Coast Outfitters Dry Fly Workshop, Yuba River.
2/12 – Skwala Workshop, Yuba River. (3 booked, 1 spot open)
2/15 – Lost Coast Outfitters Skwala Workshop, Yuba River.
2/27 – Dry Fly Workshop, Yuba River.
3/14 – Lost Coast Outfitters Dry Fly Workshop, Yuba River.
4/25 – Lost Coast Outfitters High Water Clinic, Truckee River.
5/9 – Streamer Workshop, Truckee River.
5/16 – High Water Clinic, Truckee River.
5/23 – Tight Line Workshop, Truckee River.
6/6 – NST Middle Fork Feather Tour.
6/27 – Lost Sierra Creek Tour, Graeagle, Ca. (Booked, RRFF)
6/28 – Lost Coast Outfitters Bug Class, North Fork Yuba.
7/10 – Lost Sierra Creek Tour, Graeagle, Ca. (3 booked, 1 spot open)
7/11 – Lost Coast Outfitters Fly Fishing 101, NFYR.
7/18 – Lost Sierra Creek Tour, Graeagle, Ca. (Booked, RRFF)
7/24 & 25 – Native Sons Tour, Big & Little Truckee Rivers.
8/1 – Lost Coast Outfitters Fly Fishing 101, NFYR.
8/14 & 15 – Native Sons Tour, Big & Little Truckee Rivers.
8/22 – Lost Coast Outfitters Fly Fishing 101, NFYR.
9/7 to 9/11 – Colorado Hosted Trip.
Lower Yuba River Fishing Report
1/9/2020 – The fishing has been good one day, off the next, and at times we are working hard for them. The good news is the Skwala stone flies have arrived! For a more thorough report, go HERE
Upcoming Presentations for 2020
–ISE Sacramento, 1/16 & 17/2020
–Pleasanton Fly Fishing Show, 2/21-23/2020
–Gold Country Fly Fishers, 3/3/2020
-Peninsula Fly Fishers, 3/19/2020
–Tri Valley Fly Fishers, 4/2/2020
–Santa Lucia Fly Fishers, 4/9/2020
-Amador Fly Fishers, 4/21/2020
-Diablo Valley Fly Fishing Club, 7/21/2020
-Fresno Fly Fishers, 10/1/2020
-Kaweah Fly Fishers, 10/2/2020
If your fly fishing club is looking for quality presentations that teach the specifics, like my new “High Water Tactics”, “Mastering the Dry Fly”, and “Creekin The Lost Sierra”, or many other scenic destination programs, CONTACT me to arrange a date. A complete list of clubs and trade shows I’ve presented at can be found HERE
Fly Fishing Entomology Workshops For 2020
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!