TWO DAY BASIC SKILLS CLINICS*: This clinic is intended for those new to the sport, having no experience with a fly fishing rod. Your introduction to fly angling skills on moving water will entail:
1) Gear 2) Fly Fishing’s Two Fundamental Casts 3) Three Essential Knots
4) Trout Foods 5) Fly Selection 6) “Reading Water” 7) Trout Behavior
8) Tactics & Techniques 9)Wading Safety and 10) Stream Etiquette
May 7-8 May 14-15 June 11-12 June 18-19 July 16-17 August 6-7
ONE-DAY CLINICS*: Unlike the Two-Day Basic Skills Clinics; these “hosted” outings are unstructured and free-flowing intended to provide insights and nuances of various techniques used to successfully dupe a trout. The emphasis is “catch & release” and the use of barbless hooks…regardless of regulations. The quarry will be Rainbows and Browns. Both clinics will be on the “Wild Trout” waters of the Truckee and/or Little Truckee rivers. Optimum conditions will determine the venues. Anglers in these clinics are beyond a novice stage minimally with the ability to cast 25’ accurately.
DRY FLY FISHING TACTICS & TECHNIQUES
May 28 June 26 July 30 August 13 September 10 October 15
NYMPHING TACTICS & TECHNIQUES
March 28 April 4 May 9 May 23
NOTE: Private clinics or guiding, conducted by the premier fly fishing professionals in the Tahoe area, can be arranged, tailored to your specific desires, skill levels and time schedule; ideal for business, family or affinity groups.
*minimum of two (2) anglers to conduct a clinic
Full-Day------1 angler/2 anglers---------$350/$400
Full-days are 8-10 hours. Fee includes flies, leaders, sandwich-lunch, fruits, snacks, beverages and all gear as needed. There are no hidden charges The client provides a current California fishing license.
Half-Day-----1 angler/2 anglers---------$280/$330
“Half-days”, industry-wise, generally implies 4-5 hours. Frank’s “half-days” are a misnomer because they are a minimum of 5 hours; more like 6-7 hours!. Snacks and water are provided; no sandwiches. A cooler is available for use in Frank’s vehicle. The client provides a current California fishing license.
**with da Dean Frank R. Pisciotta/3rd person, subject to skill levels…add $75
NOTE: Transportation is not provided. We meet at a designated location and caravan.