Basic Skills Clinics
The Tahoe-Truckee area is the ideal location to be introduced to the fascinating
sport of fly fishing. Fly-angling offers the perfect opportunity to "gear-down"
from the abundance of "high-rev" activities at this world renown recreational
The 2-Day Basic Skills Clinics* provide the necessary basic skills of fly
fishing so that you can further pursue the sport at your leisure. The
group is small (3 maximum) to assure my personal attention and guidance.
The ratio of "Classroom" lecture is non-existent; emphasis is "hands
on" demonstration and participation. Safe wading techniques, casting
into the wind, and "reading water" simply have to be experienced in actual
Private groups, of more than three can be arranged; ideal for business,
family or affinity groups. These clinics are tailored to your specific
desires and time schedule & the ratio of 3-1 attendees-instructor is
The foundations of the sport are fully presented. Thereafter, you make
it as simple or sophisticated as you wish. Fly-fishers increase the probability
of success IF they are aware of the interacting variables. Some of the
factors are: water temperature, clarity, and flow; climatic conditions;
insect activity and the corresponding trout behavior; selection of the
fly and its proper presentation. The variables have to be synthesized for
optimum results. When you put it all together it is very gratifying. YOU
MAY GET HOOKED! As Paul McHugh, "Outdoor" feature writer for the San Francisco
Chronicle said to me, "So...the software is between your ears."
Demystify fly fishing! We love the sport and enjoy sharing the experience
with others. Join us in the Sierra.
*The primary objective of the basic skills clinics is learning in a very
relaxed atmosphere. Encountering a wild mountain trout would be an absolute
bonus. The "catch and release" ethic and use of barbless hooks will be