Stillwater Clinics

TEACHING "STILLWATER" FLY FISHING TACTICS IS MY PASSION!

IF YOUR CLUB, SHOP OR GROUP WOULD LIKE TO SET UP A STILLWATER CLINIC PLEASE CONTACT ME!

**The cost of each clinic can vary and may be at a lower price depending of how many anglers have signed up for each clinic!
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CHIRONOMIDS FROM TOP TO BOTTOM

This is a class room clinic.  This in-depth clinic will cover every aspect of fishing chironomids in a stillwater environment.   We will cover the entire life cycle of the chironomid.  When and how to fish each stage of the chironomid thru its life cycle and how you can stay ahead of the curve to make sure you will always have your imitation at the proper depth of its life cycle!   Many different patterns that I have had great success with in the past and present.  Proper rigging of the many different leader systems, including indicators and non-indicator applications.   Not only hands on training but also a 30 minute power point presentation that will cover everything possible regarding chironomids.  

The cost of this clinic is $125.00 and will be around 3 hours long!

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FLOAT TUBE CLINICS

This is an on the water clinic.  Fishing out of a float tube in stillwater can be very intimidating, let me show you all of the ins and outs of being successful fishing from a float tube.   I will teach you proper setup for your float tube before you even go into the water.   How to properly set up and anchor your float tube or water craft to be successful in keeping your fly at the proper depths at all times.   How to properly position your water craft depending on what food times you are trying to present.   How to read the water conditions, structure, habitat weather!   How to use different fly lines, floating, hover, clear intermediate and sinking lines and how to find the fish at each level of the water column. 

The cost of this clinic is $195.00 and is 4-5 hours in duration!

***Each client will receive a free ten pound anchor along with anchor rope!

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STILLWATER FLY FISHING TACTICS

This is an on the water class.  You will learn about strategy and tactics for stillwaters.   How to find trout in stillwaters.  Entomology, when to use each food item found in stillwaters and how to use them in each time of the year.   Fly Patterns and how to select them to be successful.  How to use all of the different fly lines needed to be successful, floating, sinking, hover clear-intermediate lines.  Retrieve techniques for each of the fly lines we use in stillwater.   How to read the water, structure, weather, wind and habitat.   Fine tuning your tactics that will get you thru the easy and tough days! 

The cost if this clinic is $195.00 and is 4-5 hours in duration!

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CROWLEY LAKE FLY FISHING CLINICS

This is an on the water clinic!  Crowley Lake clinics can be individually customized to your specific stillwater skills.   We can work on all the regular aspects of stillwater fishing, fly lines, leaders, flies and water craft.   I can also teach boating tactics from my 22 foot Skeeter Bay Boat. My bay boat can also hold up to 5 anglers and we can move around the lake and use this as a platform to launch into specific areas and fish from your float tubes.   I will also be in a float tube along with the participants to teach you specific tactics you can use out of our float.  For larger clinics we can meet at the North Landing and Six Bays Area and do the clinic from the shore line.   

The cost of this clinic is $195.00  and is 4-5 hours in duration.

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JESS RANCH LAKES FLY FISHING CLINICS

Jess Ranch Lakes is located in the High Desert of Apple Valley, CA

The lake that we use is called "Lake One" and is a perfect little lake to learn stillwater fly fishing tactics.   it is a mini Crowley Lake where you can work on and perfect your midge fishing tactics during the winter before you move on to Crowley Lake.   This lake averages over 10 feet and in some places is up to 12 feet and has a fantastic midge population along with calibaetis, damsel and scud population. 

This is a FLOAT TUBE only lake, no wading, however I can still show you stillwater tactics from shore by wading in the lake and having the float tube next to you.   With the water being up to 12 feet we can also work on sinking line tactics using, Hover, Clear Intermediate and Type 3 sinking lines.  The main tactics would be midge fishing tactics with indicator, floating lines and hover lines.

We must have 10 anglers in clinic to hold the lake or share with other anglers. 

The cost of this clinic is $195.00 which includes the $45.00 lake permit fee!

THESE CLINICS WILL ONLY BE HELD IN THE WINTER MONTHS OF THE YEAR!   NOVEMBER THRU APRIL