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!

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!

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!

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.

Lago Fig Stillwater Clinics

This clinic will be a 1 day fishing event which will cover two styles of "Stillwater" techniques, Chironomid fishing (with indicators, floating line and sinking lines) and Stripping Techniques, bait fish patterns, leech patterns and damsel nymph patterns, (using floating lines, hover lines, clear intermediate and full sinking lines). We will include aquatic entomology, presenting food items, reading water, and fly selection. The clinic will also cover knot tying, leaders, and proper rigging. Along with these stillwater techniques I will teach shoreline wading, float tube, pontoon boat, and large boat techniques. This clinic will offer plenty of “on the water” instruction and hours of angling time to practice these techniques.

These clinics will begin in January, February or March, please contact me if your clubs would like to schedule a clinic or for future dates. We will have a 1 hour power point at the lake on everything I will be teaching and work on making sure you will learn everything you need for a great day of instruction on the water. These clinics are in Los Olivos just 40 miles North of Santa Barbara, CA

We will start at 8am at the lake with our instruction and break for lunch at Noon. Lunch and breakfast will be included with the clinic. Breakfast is fresh breakfast burritos and lunch is Tri-Tip Sandwiches with chips and a drink. We will then continue our instruction until 5pm. We will then meet at the launch area and I will continue to instruct and give you hands on attention regarding any technique we have covered or any other questions you might have. You may then continue to fish the lake. I will continue to move around the lake and help the individual anglers for more personal instruction. If you want to continue to fish you may the rest of the day but must leave after it gets dark.

The Fishing at Lago Fig is very good and you will have many chances at Rainbows and Browns well into the 24" range. For more information on this Stillwater go into my blog and read my Lago Fig post and it has many pictures and information about this great little stillwater.

THE COST OF THIS CLINIC IS $195.00 - THIS INCLUDES YOUR ROD FEE ($75.00), YOUR BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DRINKS AND SNACKS. YOU WILL BE GIVEN A HAND OUT OF OUR CLINIC WITH BREAKDOWNS OF WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNED INCLUDING ETOMOLOGY, LEADER SETUPS, EQUIPMENT TYPES - RODS AND REELS AND MUCH, MUCH MORE. YOU WILL RECEIVE A BINDED BOOKLET THAT GOES OVER EVERYTHING IN THE CLINIC AND KNOWLEDGE THAT WILL LAST A LIFETIME! ALL FLIES, TIPPET, INDICATORS AND LEADER MATERIALS WILL BE INCLUDED IN THIS PRICE.

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

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT ME AT 909-953-1770

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