February 2019 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 and Clinics for 2019
Winter time on the Lower Yuba River produces some very good hatches including the Skwala Stoneflies. On February 16th and March 9th I will lead a workshop totally devoted to understanding the Skwala hatch. With hundreds of days chasing this hatch, I’ve learned the important behaviors of the bugs and how they interact with the wild trout though out the system. You will learn about their habitats, timing, and overlooked aspects of the hatch. Rigging, flies, entomology, proper presentations, and one on one guiding. You will walk away with a much clearer vision of the Skwala hatch after this workshop. Cost is $150 an angler, limited to 6 anglers. Rigging supplies, handouts, and a riverside lunch provided. Contact me now to reserve your spot and learn about the winter stone. 2/9/2019 (booked, Tri Valley Fly Fishers) 2/16/2019 (booked, Diablo Valley Fly Fishers) 3/3/2019 (booked Tri Valley Fly Fishers) 3/9/2019 (2 booked, 4 spots open)
March 2nd brings another Dry Fly Workshop and with it everything you need to know for challenging presentations to wary trout. After 46 years of fly fishing for trout and using every available method, dry fly fishing truly is the total visual experience, and the holy grail of fly fishing. Equipment selection, rigging, leader formulas, flies, special technical presentations, and one on one guided fishing. Cost is $150 an angler, limited to 6 anglers. Rigging supplies, handouts, and a riverside lunch provided. Contact me now to reserve your spot. (3 booked, 3 sots open)
High water during winter rains and spring runoff should not keep you off the water, in fact you may catch the biggest fish of the year. Large trout have the power to navigate high flows and feed efficiently, they have to in order to survive. The High Water Workshop will help you become a better fly angler during such conditions. The two main techniques you will be learning is “Tight Line” nymphing, and swinging streamers, plus proper rigging, equipment selection, and flies. Included with the workshop is all rigging materials, informative handouts, lunch, drinks, local inside knowledge, and complete instruction. Cost is $150 an angler, limited to 6 anglers. Contact me now to reserve your spot. 4/13/2019 (booked, High Sierra Fly Casters), 4/20/2019 (booked Diablo Valley Fly Fishers), 4/27/2019 (booked High Sierra Fly Casters), 5/4/2019 (6 spots open).
Lower Yuba River Fly Fishing Report
2/12/2019 – Fishable, but rising fast with an atmospheric river in the forecast. The Lower Yuba River is currently running at 3,604 cubes and. With a winter storm warning and a flood alert in effect until Friday it will be a while before the river settles in. For a more detailed report click HERE
Upcoming Presentations for 2019
–Peninsula Fly Fishers, 2/21/2019
–Pleasanton Fly Fishing Show, 2/22-24/2019
–Santa Lucia Fly Fishers Banquet Dinner, 3/23/2019
–California Fly Fishers Unlimited, 4/2/2019
–Gold Country Fly Fishers, 5/7/2019
–Delta Fly Fishers, 5/8/2019
–Mount Tamalpias Fly Fishers, 5/9/2019
–Canejo Valley Fly Fishers, 11/12/2019
–Fly Fishing Club of Orange County, 11/13/2019
–Pasadena Casting Club, 11/14/2019
–Golden State Flycasters, 11/18/2019
–Wilderness Fly Fishers, 11/19/2019
–Sespe Fly Fishers, 11/20/2019
–Sierra Pacific Fly Fishers, 11/21/2019
If your fly fishing club is looking for quality presentations that teach the specifics, like my new “High Water Tactics”, “Mastering the Dry Fly”, “Pontoon Boats for Rivers”, or many other scenic destination 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 2019
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
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 2019 outings.