On The Water Classes - Yuba River

 

 

Some consider this local fishery to be one of California's finest trout waters. Located 1 hour north of Sacramento, Yuba River flows from Englebright Reservoir and provides excellent opportunities for dry fly and nymphing for wild rainbows up to 20+ inches. This is a great class for anglers who want to develop trout fishing methods or just learn about one of the finest local trout fisheries. Advanced anglers will learn more technical presentations and casting techniques. We will cover everything from equipment and rigging to the variety of insect hatches the Yuba has to offer with a focus on nymphing and dry fly presentations. Students signing up for this class should have basic knowledge of fly fishing or completed Beginning Fly Casting and Beginning Fly Fishing.

Class Schedule

 

Class Duration: Classes are held on Thursdays from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM (5.5 hours) on the scheduled dates listed below.
Meeting Place: Yuba River-Parks Bar Bridge/Highway 20
Equipment needed: Rod and reel outfit, waders, and general trout equipment including leaders and flies. See equipment list.
Class Fees: $75.00 per person
Scheduled Dates: 2018

Due to extremely high 2017 winter flows the Yuba River Classes will resume in 2018

2018 Dates

  • March 15th
  • April 19th
  • May 17th
  • June 21st

 

Payment/Cancellation Policy: Class must be paid for in full 14 days before the class date. Arrangements can be made for signups within the 14 day period. Cancellations made 14 days or more prior to the class date will receive a full refund if paying check or cash. A 5% credit card processing fee will be charged on all credit card refunds. Cancellations made within 14 days of the class date will forfeit their full payment unless that space is filled.

Sign Up

 

 

Equipment List:

 

    Yuba River Bow Fly Rod Outfit: 8.5' - 9' / 4, 5 or 6 weight with reel and floating fly line.*

    • Leaders: 9' 3x or 4x* (Sinking Leaders: 10' 3ips, 6ips)
    • Tippet: 4x and 5x*
    • Waders and Felt Sole Wading Boots*
    • Vest or Chest Pack*
    • Wading Staff
    • Pliers to De-Barb Hooks*
    • Fly Floatant * and Tiemco Dry Shake
    • Strike Indicators
    • Split Shot
    • Nippers*
    • Polarized Sunglasses*
    • California Fishing License with Steelhead Report Card*

    * Required for Class

 

Flies

 

October - December


Sizes #14-#18

  • Copper John Copper, Olive, Red
  • Prince Nymph bead or non bead head
  • Pheasant Tail bead head
  • Micro Mayflies bead head olive and brown
  • Fox's Poopah bead head tan and olive
  • Super Pupa bead head tan and olive
  • Bwo Adults: Adams #16- #18
  • Burks Silhouette Dun #16
  • Egg Patterns (size 10)
  • Streamers: Olive Zonker, Slump Buster or Similar #8
  • Bring any nymphs that you have confidence using

 


 

January - March   

Dries

  • Skwalla Stone Adults #8-#10
  • March Brown Adults #12-#14
  • Pink Pmd Adults #16
  • Pink Pmd Emergers/Cripples #16
  • E/C Caddis tan/olive #14-#16
  • Bwo Adults: Adams #16- #18
  • Burks Silhouette Dun #16, Parachute Bwo's #16-#18

Nymphs #14- #18

  • Skwalla Stone Nymph #8-#10
  • Pheasant Tail bead head
  • Copper John Copper, Olive, Red
  • Prince Nymph bead or non bead head
  • Micro Mayflies olive and brown
  • Fox's Poopah bead head tan and olive
  • Super Pupa bead head tan and olive
  • Bring any nymphs that you have confidence using
  • Streamers: Olive Zonker, Slump Buster or Similar #8

 

April - June

Dries     

  • X Caddis #16-#18 tan and olive
  • March Brown Adults #12-#14
  • Grey Drake #14
  • Pink Pmd#16
  • Pink Pmd Emergers/Cripples #16
  • E/C Caddis tan/olive #14-#16
  • Slow Water Caddis, tan #16
  • Hoppers #8-#12

Nymphs #12-#16

  • Pheasant Tail bead head
  • Copper John Copper, Olive, Red
  • Prince Nymph bead or non bead head
  • Micro Mayflies olive and brown
  • Fox's Poopah bead head tan and olive
  • Super Pupa bead head tan and olive
  • Bring any nymphs that you have confidence using
  • Streamers: Olive Zonker, Slump Buster or Similar #8

 


 

July -Sept

Dries

  • Pmd's #14-#16
  • X Caddis #16-#18 tan and olive
  • E/C Caddis tan/olive #14-#16
  • Slow Water Caddis #16
  • Yellow Sallies #14
  • Black Ant #16
  • Rubber Leg Hoppers #8-#12
  • Stimulators orange and yellow #8 - #14

Nymphs #12-#16

  • Pheasant Tail bead head
  • Copper John Copper, Olive, Red
  • Prince Nymph bead or non bead head
  • Micro Mayflies olive and brown
  • Fox's Poopah bead head tan and olive
  • Super Pupa bead head tan and olive
  • Bring any nymphs that you fish with confidence
  • Streamers: Olive Zonker, Slump Buster or Similar #8

 

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