Fly Fishing in the North Yuba Watershed


General Description:

Trout are one of the world’s most renowned game fish and California is home to many of these sought after species. Join Trent Kirschner of Tahoe Wild Trout, a professional fly fishing guide and instructor in learning or advancing your knowledge of how to catch these unique species on a fly. The program will cover trout species, equipment, knots, etiquette, technique and entomology. At the end of the course you will feel comfortable fishing waters on your own and able to walk into any fly fishing shop to discuss one of the world’s most exciting sports.

Instructor

Trent Kirschner

Trent Kirschner is a veteran Truckee area local fly fishing guide who at the age of ten picked up his first fly rod and has been passionate about the sport ever since. He is a graduate of the highly regarded Clearwater Guide School program and was brought back to the Clearwater program to guide and instruct before becoming a full time guide in Truckee. Trent is also a senior guide for Truckee River Outfitters and is the main fly fishing instructor for Tahoe Mountain Club members. Trent’s knowledge and love for the art of fly fishing is infections and he enjoys developing the skills of both beginner and experienced anglers. When Trent is not on the river he can be found teaching science at North Lake Tahoe Middle School.

Class Schedule

Plan to arrive at the field station by 5pm. We will meet in the classroom from 6-7pm and do class overview before dinner. After dinner we will meet in the classroom and do an equipment overview. Day 2 and 3 will be packed with techniques, casting, entomology and on the water education and application. Our final day will end at 2pm. We will spend the morning further expanding our techniques and education on the water.

Supplies and Other Useful Items

Class Supply List

  • Valid California Fishing License

  • 3 to 5 weight fly rod with floating line

  • Wading staff

  • Wading boots with aqua sole or felt

  • Waders (optional)

  • Nippers with retractor

  • Hemostats with retractor

  • Tippet 5X and 6X

  • Leaders 7.5 feet 5X and 6X

  • Dry fly dressing

  • Dry Shake (optional)

  • Net (optional)

  • Split Shot no. 1 or B size

  • Strike Indicators Thingamabobber 1 inch

  • Dry Flies

    • Grasshoppers size 10-12

    • Elk Hair Caddis size 14-18

    • Yellow Humpy size 14-18

    • Adams size 14-20

    • Ants size 14-18

  • Wet flies

    • Birds Nest size 14-20

    • Bead Head Prince size 14-20

    • Pheasant tail size 14-20

    • Copper John size 14-18

Personal gear

  • Pack, vest or bags for carrying fly and personal gear

  • Polarized sunglasses

  • Sunblock

  • Camera with water proof bag recommended

  • Note pad

  • Insect repellent

  • Layered clothing

  • Quick dry shorts or pants for wading

  • Raingear

  • Flashlight

  • Alarm Clock

  • Sleeping bag and pillow

  • Tupperware to carry lunch (sandwich, fruit, cookies)

 

Contact tahoewildtrout@yahoo.com for questions about needed materials.

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