Host- Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters and Matt Heron Fly Fishing

When- May 1-6

Where- North and South Shore of Lake Tahoe, Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters (shop)

Cost- $1,600/pp

Sponsors- Sage, Rio, Simms, Umpqua

As a student you will be taught by some of the Sierra’s best fly fishing guides and instructors. It is this staff that characterizes the quality of instruction that you will receive as a student in our guide school. Take a look at our instructor biography page to gain further insight into the teachers, guides, and instructors that will be working with you.

Your guide school experience will include 6 days of outside and on the water instruction. This will include a half day classroom session and a full drift boat day. We feel that being outside instead in a classroom is the best environment to learn how to be a successful guide.  Also included is the opportunity for every student to spend two full days with one of our guides as a shadow in an actual guiding situation.  That comes out to eight full days of guiding instruction to give you the most comprehensive guide school experience in the industry.

School curriculum includes: teaching fly casting with an FFF Certified Casting Instructor, entomology and fly selection, guest services, guiding & teaching the beginner to the expert, local waters, risk management, fish and game laws, public service, marketing strategies, and many other topics designed to help you become the best fly fishing guide possible.

Our generous sponsors also provide all students with some of their products as gifts for their involvement in our school.  With all of that, the choice is simple when you choosing a fly fishing guide school as you pursue your dream.  Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters is the one!


MONDAY 6/1/17

7:00 AM‐ MEET AND GREET AT SHOP

8:00 AM‐ 1:00 PM‐ CASTING CLINIC WITH JAIME LYLE @ PARADISE PARK or LTCC

1:00 PM‐ 2:00 PM‐ BBQ LUNCH AT PARK or SHOP( JAY)

3:00 PM‐ 7:00 PM‐ WEST CARSON RIVER

 

TUESDAY 6/2/17

6:30 AM- MEET AT SHOP, BREAKFAST AT RED HUT (JAY OR RICK)

8:00 AM- 12:00 PM- CLASSROOM SESSIONS @ CAL TROUT OFFICE

RICK MCGUIRE/MATT HERON- GUEST SERVICE 8:15-8:50 am

ERIK ELLIOT- CA FISH AND GAME: F&G AND GUIDE PARTNERSHIP 9-9:30 am

JORDAN ROMNEY- FLY FISH GUIDING IN ALASKA 9:30- 10 am

MICHELLE SANTOS- MARKETING STRATEGIES 10- 10:50 am

MIKE WEIR, CAL TROUT REPRESENTATIVE- SUSTAINABILITY 11:00 am-11:50 am

RICK- RISK MANAGEMENT 12:00 PM- 12:15 PM

MATT-INTRO TO ENTOMOLOGY 12:15 PM- 12:45 PM

12:45 PM- 1:30 PM- LUNCH (JAY/RICK)

1:30 – 5:30 PM- WEST CARSON, EAST CARSON, PLEASANT VALLEY

 

WEDNESDAY 6/3/17

7:00 AM‐ MEET AT SHOP (JAY OR RICK TRANSPORT)

8:00 AM‐ 5:00 PM‐ TRUCKEE/LITTLE TRUCKEE LUNCH‐ MATT/JORDAN

 

THURSDAY 6/4/17

7:00 AM‐ MEET AT SHOP (JAY OR RICK TRANSPORT)

8:00 AM – 11:00 PM‐ STILLWATER GUIDING ON SAWMILL LAKE

11:30-12:30- LUNCH‐ MATT/JORDAN

2:00 PM‐ 5:00 PM‐ TRUCKEE/LITTLE TRUCKEE

 

FRIDAY 6/5/17

7:00 AM‐ MEET AT SHOP

8:00 AM‐ 1:00 PM‐ EAST CARSON RIVER

2:00 PM‐ 3:30 PM‐ WRAP UP, INDIVIDUAL STUDENT EVALUATIONS, COURSE EVALUATIONS/GRADUATION

3:30 PM‐ 4:30 PM‐ CASTING COMPETITION

5:00 PM‐ 6:30 PM‐ GROUP DINNER @ JALISCOS LUNCH‐ JAY

 

SATURDAY 6/6/17

6:30 AM‐ MEET AT SHOP

7:00 AM‐ 8:30 AM‐ DRIVE TO SAILOR BAR, AMERICAN RIVER

8:30 AM‐ 4:00 PM‐ INTRODUCTION TO DRIFT BOAT GUIDING LUNCH‐ RICK

 

*LOCATIONS AND SCHEDULE MAY CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER OR RIVER CONDITIONS

A few snap shots of last years guide school…