Guy Jeans School of Fly Fishing – Clinics April/ May 2021

Guy Jeans School of Fly Fishing 

Clinics – April / May 2021

Intermediate Clinic / March 20, 2021/ 8am – 2pm

Beginner #1 / April 10, 2021 / Kernville / 8am – 12pm / Sold Out

Beginner #1 / April 10, 2021 / Kernville / 1pm – 5pm 

Carp Clinic / May 1, 2021 / 8am – 11am

Beginner #1 /May 8, 2021 / Kernville / 8am – 12pm 

Beginner #1 / May 8, 2021 / Kernville / 1pm – 5pm

Beginner #2 / May 15, 2021 / Kernville / 8am 12pm

Fly Fishing the Surf Clinic / Ventura / May 8, 2021 / 8am – 11am

Private Surf Guiding  / Ventura / May 5, 6, 7, 2021 / 7am -11am

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Fishing Report : Kern River Fly Fishing and Owens River Fly Fishing Report from the Kern River Fy Shop Pros! March 8, 2021

Kern River Wild Trout Section Special Regulations Section

Fishing Report Kern River – Guy Jeans

The wild trout section is fishing good with the warmer temperatures the last few days . Water temp have pushed up to 45 degrees and that’s causing trout to get active in the middle of the day. The hatches have been occurring around 1pm to 4pm. The hatches are BWO’s and Skwala Stoneflies. Many anglers are using bigger Stimulators sizes 12-16 to imitate the Skwala Stones. The BWO’s are around sizes 16-18 but you can use an Adams etc to get the job done. Check out the pics below.

Wild Trout Section- Guy Jeans- Kern River Rainbow
Skwala Stone!

Kern River 20 Mile Section

Fishing Report Kern River:  Guide Rob Buhler

Warmer nights and longer days have turned on the fish!!! More and more wild fish being caught with some customers reporting outstanding action both nymphing and fishing dries!!! Flows have gone up a little and the water is just a bit off color, which has the fish keying in on some larger meals.

Nymphs: Blue Blood Midge #16-20, Red Holo Midge #16, Zebra Midges #16-20, Soft Hackle and Flashback PT’s #14-18, Drag Queen #14-16, Pink,Peacock and Orange Frenchies #14-18Olive/Orange Perdigon #14, Tungsten Jig Fire Perdigon #14, Tungsten Jig TNT Baetis #14, Kauffie Cup Stones #12, Tungsten Yellow Sally Stones #12-14, Birds Nest #12

Dries: Rubber Legged Stimulators #6-12 #14-22 Parachute Adams, #22-26 Brooks Sprout Baetis

Streamers: #8-12 White or Olive Tungsten Wooly Buggers, Micro Finesse and Finesse Game Changers in White, Tan and Olive/Tan


Guide tip: With flows up make sure that you have heavy enough split shot (AB or more) and lengthen the distance between your indicator and flies! 

20 Mile Section- Guide Ryan Buhler

The 20 mile section of the KernWater temperature has slowly climbed to 43 to 45 degrees this last week. The flows came up and should remain steady for now. Nymphing both with indicators or without has been the best technique this week. Reports of BWO hatches has increased with more areas of the river experiencing them. Time to hit the water as spring approaches.


Ryan Buhler

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Owens River

Fishing Report Owens River: Rob Buhler

Lower Owens River: Fishing has slowed just a touch with the weather systems coming through, making it much more day to day. As soon as the weather stabilizes with a steady barometer look for it to go on fire again.

Nymphs: Perdigons, Peacock Frenchie #18, Red Holo Midges #16, Rusty Albino #16, Blue Blood Midge #16 have been very consistent lately.Nymphs:  Olive/Orange Perdigon #14, Soft Hackle and Flashback PT’s #14-18, Pink, Peacock and Orange Frenchies #14-18, Tungsten Jig Quill Body Baetis #14, #16-20 Purple, Red and Black Holo Midges, #16 Rusty Albino, Tungsten Jig PT Red Tie #14-18, WD-40 #16-22


Dries: Cripple Baetis #16-18, Parachute Adams #14-20, Griffith’s Gnat #16-20, Cluster Midge #16-20, Brooks Sprout Baetis #22-26, Missing Link #16-18, Elk Hair Caddis #14-18, E/C Caddis #14-18


Streamers: Olive Wooly Bugger #12, Micro Finesse Game Changer White and Tan

Guide Tip:  Look for the Caddis to go off any day now!!! A little warmer water and the first major caddis hatch of the season will occur! Fishing will be epic with most standard caddis patterns.We have been fishing only 4 or 5 nymphs but they are keying in on different ones from day to day. If they aren’t eating the Olive/Orange Perdigon and Albino midges then switch it up until you find what they are keying on. 

Owens river flows: https://wsoweb.ladwp.com/Aqueduct/realtime/norealtime.htm

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Lower Owens Clinic has sold out!

Guy Jeans School of Fly Fishing February Clinics

Thank you for supporting the school and fly shop this past year- Much Appreciated!


Casting Clinic – Bakersfield / Saturday February 6, 20219am -11am

Casting Clinic – San Luis Obispo / Sunday February 21, 2021 9am -11am

Beginner Fly Fishing Clinic #1 Kernville – Click Here

Saturday, February 13, 2021 8am- 12pm Sold Out!

Saturday February 13, 2021 1pm – 5pm

Saturday March 6, 2021 8am – 12pm

Fly Tying Class/ Kernville February 13, 2021 2pm – 4pm

Lower Owens Trout Clinic / Bishop / February 20, 2021 8am – 2pm


Fly Fishing the Surf Clinic / Pismo / February 20, 2021/ 8am – 11am


Intermediate Clinic Saturday February 27, 2021 8am -2pm

We are now guiding on the Lower Owens River.Book a trip with us today as the river is fishing great!

Book a guide trip on the Kern or Owens River here!

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Kern River Fly Fishing and Owens River Fly Fishing Report January 21, 2021

Kern River Fly Fishing Report ! What’s Happening!

We just got a great storm that is hitting our area today. Kernville has snow and the higher elevations are getting a snow pack. With the burns scar near the Forks an issue for runoff, this snow pack is very welcome. Now all we need is a slow melt in the spring and no warm rains in the near future. Let’s cross our fingers! We continue to guide on the Owens river through the winter and are having great success doing so. Check out the reports below.

The Kern River continues to produce and we are getting fish in the 20 Mile Section. To book a trip please go to our online booking reservation site and book your trip. Let us know if you would like to fish the Kern River , the Owens River or the California Surf. http://www.kernriverflyfishing.com/guide-service.html

Upper Kern January 25, 2021

Guide Rob Buhler- 01/25/2021 Kern River Fly Fishing Report: 

The wonderful weather came and went and some much welcome snow is finally falling as I type! Sweet!!! Ryan and I just got off the water and the fish are still biting!! Super Sweet!!! Pink is still good, but the holdover stocked fish are starting to eat more naturals too, so the Perdigons and Stoneflies are getting some as well. Nymphs: Soft Hackle and Flashback PT’s #14-18, Drag Queen #14-16, Pink, Peacock and Orange Frenchies #14-18, Olive/Orange Perdigon #14, Tungsten Jig Fire Perdigon #14, Tungsten Jig TNT Baetis #14, Tungsten Yellow Sally Stones #12-14, Birds Nest #12 Dries: #14-22 Parachute Adams, #22-26 Brooks Sprout Baetis Streamers: #8-12 White or Olive Tungsten Wooly Buggers, Micro Finesse and Finesse Game Changers in White, Tan and Olive/Tan


Guide tip: Bump up your tippet size and swing streamers in the deeper pools if the bite is slow. 

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Kern River Fly Shop Pro: Sergio Martinez

Fished on Saturday for a few hours and was able to get into a few fish. Definitely stockers, but fish nevertheless. 


I used pink Frenchy as an attractor and a small size 20 bhshpt. Catching on the pink frenchy. 


Pro tip
Keep your eye on your indicator. Especially with cooler temps, takes may not be as pronounced as in other times of the year; very subtle takes on Saturday. 
Especially if euro nympging, watch for any change on your line and keep a tight drift. 
Sergio M

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Fly Fishing the Lower Kern

Owens River Report

Guide Rob Buhler:

Fly Fishing the Lower Owens River: Fishing has been steady with consistent weather. Perdigons, Peacock Frenchie #18, Red Holo Midges #16, Rusty Albino #16 have been very consistent lately.Nymphs:  Olive/Orange Perdigon #14, Soft Hackle and Flashback PT’s #14-18, Pink, Peacock and Orange Frenchies #14-18, Tungsten Jig Quill Body Baetis #14, #16-20 Purple, Red and Black Holo Midges, #16 Rusty Albino, Tungsten Jig PT Red Tie #14-18, WD-40 #16-22
Dries: Cripple Baetis #16-18, Parachute Adams #14-20, Griffith’s Gnat #16-20, Cluster Midge #16-20, Brooks Sprout Baetis #22-26, Missing Link #16-18
Streamers: Olive Wooly Bugger #12, Micro Finesse Game Changer White and Tan

Guide Tip:  Midday Blue Wing (baetis) hatches have been sporadic on most days. Check the next couple runs up or down river to find rising fish or just stick to nymphing.

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Lower Owens
Lower Owens
Lower Owens

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