This program is designed to train professional guides for work in the recreational fly fishing business. Generally students will be working toward a guiding position with a licensed fly fishing outfitter. It is not limited to just potential guides, but also to anglers looking to upgrade their skill set. The course design will include the deep study of fly fishing techniques of dry fly, nymphing and streamers, including Czech, Spanish, Polish, French nymphing and how to teach the different techniques. The use and techniques of maneuvering drift style boats and how to fish from them. Aquatic and terrestrial entomology will be studied as well as knot tying and leader construction. Preparation for the International Federation of Fly Fishers Casting Certification program and teaching fly casting and learning styles will be discussed. Guiding for cold water, warm water and saltwater species will be discussed and applied for guiding on rivers , lakes and saltwater beaches. Fly selection and choosing the right fly in different situations will be discussed. Tying flies for guiding, economics, marketing, ethical issues, logistics, guiding safety and first aid concepts will be discussed in the course. Also discussed will be food handling, lunch preparation and the serving and care of clients. Students will be required to guide individual anglers in different situations with varying abilities and they will be evaluated on their ability.
10 DAY GUIDE TRAINING PROGRAM
11301 KERNVILLE ROAD, SUITE A
KERNVILLE, CA 93238
KERN RIVER FLY FISHING GUIDE SERVICE
Guy Jeans - Professional fly fishing outfitter and guide of 19 years. Fly Fishers International Certified Casting Instructor and Guide
This school is designed for individuals with a serious interest in guiding, but it's not limited to only them. If you want to learn and get better at fly fishing and have the basics down you can take this course. We offer the following prerequisites as goals to achieve prior to enrolling in this course.