Clinic

2017 Tahoe Guide School "UPDATE"

Truckee Tahoe Guide School

2017 Tahoe Guide School is nearly sold out.  We currently have two open spots.  This is an opportunity for aspiring guides to get a leg up in a guide career.  This years team comes with some real heavy hitters.  Myself and Matt Heron will be back as instructors.  Adding to the team in more defined roles are Jay Schwartley and Chuck Ragan.  Both helped out last year but will have bigger roles this year.  We have taken over a wheel run machine from the previous instructors and are starting to put our flavor on it.  

First and foremost, I am a product of a guide school.  Honestly, I wouldn’t be here today had I not gone that route.  The tools and information I received helped edge me into the guide I am today.  A guide school gives you the opportunity to fast forward as ahead of the competition.  

We teach this class as if the student wants to be a career fly fishing guide.  This is not a learn how to fly fish course.  If you are seriously considering signing up for the course you are expected come with intermediate to advanced skills.  We expect the students to take this very serious and to be professional.  

The skills you will walk away with will be the invaluable ones that will make a or break a career guide.  We are not going to sugar coat anything.  At this school you will learn how to run a business.  A few key focuses are marketing, taxes, permits, and licenses.  The others will be how to teach someone to fly fish and how to conduct yourself on the water.  How to read your clients and make adjustments based on their personalities and skill sets.  Put it this way, a new guide signing up for this guide school will have the honest picture of what it takes to be a guide.  They will have more to offer and a bigger piece to their resume than a new guide who has not taken a guide school.

Dates May 1-6

Price: $1600

Availability: 2 Spots Open

Package: 6 Day Course, Plus 2 Shadow Days

Technical Nymphing Clinic

 Mega rainbows swim around in Putah Creek.  They are not easily fooled.  Learn how to be a technical angler and you will be rewarded here. 

Mega rainbows swim around in Putah Creek.  They are not easily fooled.  Learn how to be a technical angler and you will be rewarded here. 

Putah Creek

Let’s face it, California is a nymphing state when it comes to trout fishing. While we all prefer those great days of dry fly fishing when it comes to fishing day in and day out we need to get those flies down to the bottom of the river.

We are offering a technical nymphing class to help get you dial into everything right for those picky fish. We will spend about two hours in the classroom going over rigging, casting, mending, reading water, dead drifting, hook sets, and fighting the fish. The next four hours will be spent on the water getting you in tune to technical fishing. This class will be held on Putah Creek, one of the most technical rivers in the state. You will come away with the confidence that you are presenting your flies to the fish the way they want it. The knowledge you will gain in this class will take you to the next step in your fishing career. Watch your success rate increase with all the tips you get from the class, you will be out fishing your buddies in no time.
 

 Reading water, water speed, seems, holding areas, approach, advanced mending are all things needed to fish Putah Creek

Reading water, water speed, seems, holding areas, approach, advanced mending are all things needed to fish Putah Creek

If you cannot make this date, ask about setting up a private clinic for you.  All we need is two anglers to put this together.  Special discounted rates if you bring a group of 3 or more.

Location: Putah Creek near Winters, CA

Date: March 4, 2017.  6 Hour Class

Cost: $150 per angler

Required Gear: Valid California Fishing License, 9’ - 11’ 4wt or 5wt, Reel with floating line, Waders and wading boots, General Fishing Tackle, Note pad and writing utensil