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.


Trent Kirschner

Trent Kirschner is a veteran Truckee fly fishing guide who at the age of ten picked up his first fly rod. His passion for the sport has continued ever since. He is a graduate of the highly regarded Clearwater Guide School and was brought back to the Clearwater program to guide and instruct before becoming a full time guide in Truckee. Trent also acts as a senior guide and instructor for Matt Heron Fly Fishing, a senior guide for Truckee River Outfitters and the fly fishing instructor for Tahoe Mountain Club. Trent’s knowledge and love for the art of fly fishing is infectious 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 Sierra Continuation High School.

Class Schedule

Plan to arrive at the field station by 12 noon on Friday. We will meet in the classroom from 1-2pm for introductions and a quick overview. Then we will head to the water to begin our reading water and technique instruction before dinner. After dinner we will meet in the classroom and discuss technique choice. Day 2 will be packed with more techniques, casting and application. Our final day will end at 2pm.

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