• Trent Kirschner
  • July 21-23, 2017
  • Workshop
  • $310
  • Class open
  • Request registration instructions by emailing sfsu.snfc@gmail.com. Include the keywords "Perfecting" in the subject line.

Perfecting Your Presentation: Fly Fishing in the North Yuba Watershed

General Description:

Trout are one of the world’s most renowned game fish due to their elusiveness. Join Trent Kirschner of Tahoe Wild Trout, a professional fly fishing guide and instructor to improve your fly presentation and practice techniques that will improve your chances or hooking these exciting species. Fly presentation is arguably the most important aspect of fly fishing. We will discuss and practice a variety of dry and wet fly techniques while polishing our presentation for each.


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.

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

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


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

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