Kern River Fly Fishing Report May 20, 2019

Upper Kern River 20 Mile Section (north of Kern River Fly Shop to Johnsondale Bridge) Open Year Round

We are in run off season with flows at 3000 cfs. Fishing the Upper Kern will be tough. The river will rise up to approximately 8000 CFS when the temperatures get warm. We recently had more snow in the high country of the Southern Sierra.

Upper Kern Flow Charts

 


Upper Kern River Wild Trout Section ( 4 miles above Johnsondale Bridge) Open Year Round – Catch and Release only!

This section is tough right now due to the higher flows!

We are now at 136% of normal snow pack for the Southern Sierra. It’s going to be a great year for fly fishing. Click on the link below for details.

Snow Pack Details!


 

Lake Isabella- The Tug is the Drug
Carp on the fly is HOT as the flats are here. Sight fishing for cloopers, cruisers and tailers have been very good. Slow sinking carpilicious and carp coachman are the ticket to these spooky fish. Want to learn how to target these hardy fighters? Book a guided Carp Trip. Click Here

 

Crappie and Bass are feeding heavily! Stripping streamers and jig heads have been very productive. Fish the flooded trees  and you will find fish.


Lower Kern River below Isabella Lake – The Lower Kern River from Isabella dam down to democrat is flowing around 3200 cfs and remains the same as last week. The lower Kern River from Erskine Creek to Democrat Dam downstream to Hart Park is muddy.

Lower Kern Flow Charts


The small creeks of the Southern Sierra are fishing excellent!


4 x 4 Adventure Fly Fishing Trips

These trips are filling up! If you’re thinking about getting in on one of these trips, now is the time to sign up.

Many trips have sold out so we added more dates.

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 Beginner Clinic #1″
 “Fly Fishing the Surf Clinic” in Ventura

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Kern River Fly Fishing Report April 29, 2019

Upper Kern River 20 Mile Section (north of Kern River Fly Shop to Johnsondale Bridge) Open Year Round

We are in run off season with flows at 4600 cfs. Fishing the Upper Kern will be tough.

Upper Kern Flow Charts

 


Upper Kern River Wild Trout Section ( 4 miles above Johnsondale Bridge) Open Year Round – Catch and Release only!

This section is tough right now due to the higher flows!

We are now at 143% of normal snow pack for the Southern Sierra. It’s going to be a great year for fly fishing. Click on the link below for details.

Snow Pack Details!


Lake Isabella- The Tug is the Drug
Carp on the fly is HOT as the flats are here. Sight fishing for cloopers, cruisers and tailers have been very good. Slow sinking carpilicious and carp coachman are the ticket to these spooky mud marlins. Want to learn how to target these hardy fighters? Join our Carp Clinic on May 11.

Crappie and Bass are feeding heavily! Stripping streamers and jig heads have been very productive.


Lower Kern River below Isabella Lake – The Lower Kern River from Isabella dam down to democrat is flowing around 2300 cfs and remains the same as last week. The lower Kern River from Erskine Creek to Democrat Dam downstream to Hart Park is muddy.

Lower Kern Flow Charts


4 x 4 Adventure Fly Fishing Trips

These trips are filling up! If you’re thinking about getting in on one of these trips, now is the time to sign up.

Many trips have sold out so we added more dates.

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 “Intermediate Fly Fishing Clinic”
Sunday May 5, 2019 8am to 3pm – Click Here!
 “Beginner Clinic #1”

 

Beginner Clinic #1″

“Carp Clinic”

“Fly Fishing the Surf Clinic” in Ventura

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Kern River Fly Fishing Report- April 21, 2019

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Upper Kern River 20 Mile Section (north of Kern River Fly Shop to Johnsondale Bridge) Open Year Round

We are in run off season with flows at 3300 cfs. Fishing the Upper Kern will be tough.

Upper Kern Flow Charts

 


Upper Kern River Wild Trout Section ( 4 miles above Johnsondale Bridge) Open Year Round – Catch and Release only!

This section is tough right now due to the higher flows!

We are now at 149% of normal snow pack for the Southern Sierra. It’s going to be a great year for fly fishing. Click on the link below for details.

Snow Pack Details!


Lake Isabella
Carp on the fly is HOT as the flats are here. Sight fishing for cloopers, cruisers and tailers have been very good. Slow sinking carpilicious and carp coachman are the ticket to these spooky mud marlins. Want to learn how to target these hardy fighters? Join our Carp Clinic on May 11.

Crappie and Bass are feeding heavily! Stripping streamers and jig heads have been very productive.

Just another day on the lake for Pro Carper Celine

Lower Kern River below Isabella Lake – The Lower Kern River from Isabella dam down to democrat is flowing around 3300 cfs and remains the same as last week. The lower Kern River from Erskine Creek to Democrat Dam downstream to Hart Park is muddy.

Lower Kern Flow Charts


4 x 4 Adventure Fly Fishing Trips

These trips are filling up! If you’re thinking about getting in on one of these trips, now is the time to sign up.

Many trips have sold out so we added more dates.

For more information Click Here


 


“Beginner Clinic #1”

 

“Intermediate Fly Fishing Clinic”

 

“Carp Clinic”

 

“Fly Fishing the Surf Clinic” in Ventura

 

 


Get Stoneflys new CD “After the Shuck” now. – Click Here!

Now on itunes! Listen Here!

Now on Spotify! Listen Here

Next performances are:

Friday April 19, 2019 in Morro Bay, CA @ 8pm The Siren w Ska Legends “Let’s GO Bowling”.

Saturday April 20, 2019 in Bakersfield @ 4pm 4/20 Hops and Vibes Festival with Dub Seeds – Stramler Park

Saturday April 20, 2019 in Tehachapi CA @ 9pm @ The Shed – Stoneflys CD Release Party

Stoneflys are:
Skabone Stan – Trombone (Pato Banton, Crucial DBC), Karl HunterSax ( Big Bad Voodoo Daddy), Dave PriceSax (Don Henley, Lion I’s, Papa Nata), Robert Rachelli – Drums (Lion I’s, Papa Nata), Guy Jeans – Vocals/Keyboards( Lion I’s, Papa Nata), Kevin Miller – Trumpet( Ska Daddyz), Fili Landeros -Keyboards( The Question, After the Smoke, Rising Son), Tk – Bass (Lion I’s), Bernie Larsen – Guitar( Melissa
Etheridge, Jackson Browne, Rickie Lee Jones, Lucinda Williams, and Public
Enemy) .

 

 

Kern River Fly Fishing Report April 8, 2019

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Thank you so much to those of you that have donated. It keeps me motivated to bring you these up to date reports and videos of the beautiful Southern Sierra.

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Guy Jeans

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Upper Kern River 20 Mile Section (north of Kern River Fly Shop to Johnsondale Bridge) Open Year Round

Upper Kern Flow Charts

 


Upper Kern River Wild Trout Section ( 4 miles above Johnsondale Bridge) Open Year Round – Catch and Release only!

This section is tough right now do to the higher flows!

We are now at 149% of normal snow pack for the Southern Sierra. It’s going to be a great year for fly fishing. Click on the link below for details.

Snow Pack Details!


Lake Isabella
Carp Fly fishing is starting as the flats are filling in. Crappie and Bass are feeding heavily! Check out the video below!

Rich W. with his first Crappie on a fly.

 


Lower Kern River below Isabella Lake – The Lower Kern River from Isabella dam down to democrat is flowing around 2200 cfs and remains the same as last week. The lower Kern River from Erskine Creek to Democrat Dam downstream to Hart Park is muddy. Check out the video below for a visual. The river is clear from Lake Isabella Dam down to Erskine Creek.

Lower Kern Flow Charts


4 x 4 Adventure Fly Fishing Trips

These trips are filling up! If you’re thinking about getting in on one of these trips, now is the time to sign up.

Many trips have sold out so we added more dates.

For more information Click Here


 


 “Fly Fishing the Lower Kern River and Lake Isabella for Bass / Crappie”
“Fly Fishing the Surf Clinic” in Morro Bay
“Beginner Clinic #1”
“Intermediate Fly Fishing Clinic”
“Carp Clinic”
“Fly Fishing the Surf Clinic” in Ventura

 


Get Stoneflys new CD “After the Shuck” now. – Click Here!

Now on itunes!  Listen Here!

Now on Spotify! Listen Here

Next performances are:

Friday April 19, 2019 in Morro Bay, CA @ 8pm The Siren w Ska Legends “Let’s GO Bowling”.

Saturday April 20, 2019 in Bakersfield @ 4pm 4/20 Hops and Vibes Festival with Dub Seeds – Stramler Park

Saturday April 20, 2019 in Tehachapi CA @ 9pm @ The Shed – Stoneflys CD Release Party

Stoneflys are:
Skabone Stan – Trombone (Pato Banton, Crucial DBC), Karl HunterSax ( Big Bad Voodoo Daddy), Dave PriceSax (Don Henley, Lion I’s, Papa Nata), Robert Rachelli – Drums (Lion I’s, Papa Nata), Guy Jeans – Vocals/Keyboards( Lion I’s, Papa Nata), Kevin Miller – Trumpet( Ska Daddyz), Fili Landeros -Keyboards( The Question, After the Smoke, Rising Son), Tk – Bass (Lion I’s), Bernie Larsen – Guitar( Melissa 
Etheridge, Jackson Browne, Rickie Lee Jones, Lucinda Williams, and Public 
Enemy) .

 

 

Come see us at the “Fred Hall Shows” for great deals on rods and other merchandise: 

Long Beach March 6, 2019 through March 10, 2019

Bakersfield March 15, 2019 through March 17, 2019

Upper Kern River 20 Mile Section (north of Kern River Fly Shop to Johnsondale Bridge) Open Year Round

The 20 mile section is blown out until further notice.

We are now at 149% of normal snow pack for the Southern Sierra. It’s going to be a great year for fly fishing. Click on the link below for details.

Snow Pack Details!

Upper Kern Flow Charts

Upper Kern River Wild Trout Section ( 4 miles above Johnsondale Bridge) Open Year Round – Catch and Release only!

The Wild Trout Section is blown out until further notice!


Lake Isabella
Water level in the lake is at 138,170 acre feet.  Fishing has been slow for most.

 


Lower Kern River below Isabella Lake – The Lower Kern River from Isabella dam down to democrat is flowing around 500 cfs and remains the same as last week. This is the best fishing water in the valley right now. Water temperatures down here are 48 degrees. Smallies and Largemouth are not biting at this time! Trout fly fishing is slow. The lower Kern River from Democrat Dam to downstream to Hart Park is muddy. Check out the video below for a visual.

Lower Kern Flow Charts


4 x 4 Adventure Fly Fishing Trips

These trips are filling up! If you’re thinking about getting in on one of these trips, now is the time to sign up.

Many trips have sold out so we added more dates.

For more information Click Here


 


Intermediate Fly Fishing Clinic

Sunday, March 24, 2019| 8AM- 3pm | Kernville, CA

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Beginner Clinic #1

Saturday March 23, 2019 / 8AM – 12PM / Kernville CA

or Saturday March 23, 2019 / 1PM – 5PM / Kernville CA

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Fly Fish the Surf Clinic – Morro Bay

Saturday April 20, 2019 / 8AM – 11AM / Morro Bay CA

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April 5 -14, 2019

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Guy Jeans Speaking Engagements Fred Hall Long Beach:

Wednesday March 6, 2019 through Sunday March 10, 2019  – Mammoth Mountain Stage – Check times!

 


Next performances are:

Friday April 19, 2019 in Morro Bay, CA @ 8pm The Siren w Ska Legends “Let’s GO Bowling”.

Saturday April 20, 2019 in Bakersfield @ 4pm 4/20 Hops and Vibes Festival with Dub Seeds – Stramler Park

Stoneflys are:
Skabone Stan – Trombone (Pato Banton, Crucial DBC), Karl HunterSax ( Big Bad Voodoo Daddy), Dave PriceSax (Don Henley, Lion I’s, Papa Nata), Robert Rachelli – Drums (Lion I’s, Papa Nata), Guy Jeans – Vocals/Keyboards( Lion I’s, Papa Nata), Kevin Miller – Trumpet( Ska Daddyz), Fili Landeros -Keyboards( The Question, After the Smoke, Rising Son), Tk – Bass (Lion I’s), Bernie Larsen – Guitar( Melissa 
Etheridge, Jackson Browne, Rickie Lee Jones, Lucinda Williams, and Public 
Enemy) .

 


Kern River Fly Fishing Report January 21, 2019

Looking south and downstream from Thunderbird January 21, 2019

Upper Kern River 20 Mile Section (north of Kern River Fly Shop to Johnsondale Bridge) Open Year Round

The 20 mile section is fishing poor with the recent rain and runoff causing the river to cloud up a bit. The upper river is starting to clear as I write. Check out the video above from today on the river. Water temperature above town is 46 degrees and flows are around 500 cfs.

Upper Kern Flow Charts

Upper Kern River Wild Trout Section ( 4 miles above Johnsondale Bridge) Open Year Round – Catch and Release only!

No reports this week on this section. Most anglers are fishing the 20 mile section!


California Creekin– The season for Creekin in the Southern Sierra is now closed.


Lake Isabella
Water level in the lake is at 83,200 acre feet, the ideal Low Pool level by the Army Corps for dam repairs and will remain at this level until next year.

Lower Kern River below Isabella Lake – The Lower Kern River from Isabella dam down to democrat is flowing around 400 cfs. Water temperatures down here are 45 degrees. Smallies and Largemouth are not biting at this time! The lower Kern River from Democrat Dam to downstream to Hart Park is flowing around 350 cfs.

Lower Kern Flow Charts


 

 


Intermediate Fly Fishing Clinic

Sunday, January 27, 2019| 8AM- 3pm | Kernville, CA

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Beginner Clinic #1

Saturday , January 26, 2019 / 8AM – 12PM / Kernville, CA

or Saturday February 2, 2019 / 8AM – 12PM / Kernville CA

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Fly Fish the Surf Clinic – Ventura

Saturday March 2, 2019 / 8AM – 11AM / Ventura, CA

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April 5 -14, 2019

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Guy Jeans Speaking Engagements on the Kern River:

Wednesday February 27, 2019  7pm – Deep Creek Fly Fishers in Riverside CA

Thursday February 28, 2019  7pm – Long Beach Casting Club in Long Beach CA


Next performance is at the Ojai Underground Exchange

Friday March 1, 2019 in Ojai , CA @7pm

Stoneflys comin at ya!
Skabone Stan – Trombone, Karl Hunter- Sax, Dave Price -Sax, Robert Rachelli – Drums, Guy Jeans – Vocals/Keyboards, Kevin Miller – Trumpet, Fili Landeros -Keyboards, Tk – Bass, Bernie Larsen – Guitar .

 



Kern River Fly Fishing Report January 3, 2019

Upper Kern River 20 Mile Section (north of Kern River Fly Shop to Johnsondale Bridge) Open Year Round

Casey with a nice wild fish caught in the 20 Mile Section January 3, 2019
Stomach sample taken on January 3, 2019

The 20 mile section is fishing ok not great with the colder water. The river is very clear. Water temps are at 36 to 40 degrees and this section is flowing at 220 cfs. Rainbows are more active in the afternoon as water temps rise a few degrees. They are rising to small Midges and Mayflies around 2pm.  BWO Emergers 26, Psycho Mays 20, Midges, WD-40’s at size 22-26 have been productive. 6x-7x tippet is advised as fish get even more picky as the Winter season progresses. Red Kern Emergers 18 are working well.

Upper Kern Flow Charts

Upper Kern River Wild Trout Section ( 4 miles above Johnsondale Bridge) Open Year Round – Catch and Release only!

No reports this week on this section. Most anglers are fishing the 20 mile section!


California Creekin– The season for Creekin in the Southern Sierra is now closed.


 

 

Lake Isabella
Water level in the lake is at 83,200 acre feet, the ideal Low Pool level by the Army Corps for dam repairs and will remain at this level until next year.

Lower Kern River below Isabella Lake – The Lower Kern River from Isabella dam down to democrat is flowing around 200 cfs. Water temperatures down here are 45 degrees. Smallies and Largemouth are not biting at this time! The lower Kern River from Democrat Dam to downstream to Hart Park is flowing around 210 cfs.

Lower Kern Flow Charts

 


 

 


Intermediate Fly Fishing Clinic

Saturday, January 5, 2019| 8AM- 4pm | Kernville, CA

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Beginner Clinic #1

Saturday , January 26, 2019 / 8AM – 12PM / Kernville, CA

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Fly Fish the Surf Clinic – Ventura

Saturday January 12, 2019 / 8AM – 11AM / Ventura, CA

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April 4 -14, 2019

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New Kern River Fly Shop Hoodies now in stock!

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Kern River Fly Fishing Report December 18, 2018

Upper Kern River 20 Mile Section (north of Kern River Fly Shop to Johnsondale Bridge) Open Year Round

Nice brown trout caught by Chase S. near Powerhouse 3
Anne W on the upper Kern

 

The 20 mile section is the same as last week and has been fishing very good. The river is clear. Rainbows are more active in the afternoon and rising to small Midges and Mayflies around 1pm. Water temps are at 44 to 50 degrees and this section is flowing at 270 cfs. BWO Emergers, Psycho Mays, Trico’s Midges, WD-40’s at size 22-26 have been productive. 6x-7x tippet is advised as fish get even more picky as the Fall/Winter season progresses. Red Kern Emergers 12-18 are working well.

Upper Kern Flow Charts

Upper Kern River Wild Trout Section ( 4 miles above Johnsondale Bridge) Open Year Round

Anglers are reporting doing well nymphing deep under an indicator and using size 18-20 Pheasant Tail variations and size 20-22 WD-40’s. Water temps up here are a few degrees cooler and remember that this section of the Kern is Catch and Release from November 15 to the last Saturday of April.


California Creekin– The season for Creekin in the Southern Sierra is now closed.


New Embroidered Kern River Fly Shop Hats in stock!

Click here to order!

Lake Isabella
Water level in the lake is at 83,200 acre feet, the ideal Low Pool level by the Army Corps for dam repairs and will remain at this level until next year.

Lower Kern River below Isabella Lake – The Lower Kern River from Isabella dam down to democrat is flowing around 200 cfs. Water temperatures down here are 50 degrees. Smallies and Largemouth are slowing down! The lower Kern River from Democrat Dam to downstream to Hart Park is flowing around 240 cfs.

Lower Kern Flow Charts

 


 

 


Intermediate Fly Fishing Clinic

Saturday, January 5, 2019| 8AM- 4pm | Kernville, CA

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Beginner Clinic #1

Saturday , January 26, 2019 / 8AM – 12PM / Kernville, CA

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April 4 -14, 2019

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Kern River Fly Fishing Report- December 14, 2018

Upper Kern River 20 Mile Section (north of Kern River Fly Shop to Johnsondale Bridge) Open Year Round

The 20 mile section has been fishing very good and the river is clear . Rainbows are more active in the afternoon and rising to small Midges and Mayflies around 1pm. Water temps are at 44 to 50 degrees and this section is flowing at 270 cfs. BWO Emergers, Psycho Mays, Trico’s Midges, WD-40’s at size 22-26 have been productive. 6x-7x tippet is advised as fish get even more picky as the Fall/Winter season progresses. Red Kern Emergers 12-18 are working well.

Upper Kern Flow Charts

Upper Kern River Wild Trout Section ( 4 miles above Johnsondale Bridge) Open Year Round

Anglers are reporting doing well nymphing deep under an indicator and using size 18-20 Pheasant Tail variations and size 20-22 WD-40’s. Water temps up here are a few degrees cooler and remember that this section of the Kern is Catch and Release from November 15 to the last Saturday of April.


California Creekin– The season for Creekin in the Southern Sierra is now closed.


New Embroidered Kern River Fly Shop Hats in stock!

Click here to order!

Lake Isabella
Water level in the lake is at 83,200 acre feet, the ideal Low Pool level by the Army Corps for dam repairs and will remain at this level until next year.

Lower Kern River below Isabella Lake – The Lower Kern River from Isabella dam down to democrat is flowing around 200 cfs. Water temperatures down here are 50 degrees. Smallies and Largemouth are slowing down! The lower Kern River from Democrat Dam to downstream to Hart Park is flowing around 240 cfs.

Lower Kern Flow Charts

 


 

 


Fly Fishing the Surf Clinic

Saturday, December 15, 2018| 8AM- 11AM | Ventura, CA

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Kern River Fly Fishing Report November 26, 2018

Upper Kern River 20 Mile Section (north of Kern River Fly Shop to Johnsondale Bridge)

The 20 mile section has been fishing well in this cooler Fall weather. Rainbows are more active in the afternoon and rising to small Midges and Mayflies around 1pm. Water temps are at 48 to 50 degrees and this section is flowing at 190 cfs and very clear. BWO Emergers, Psycho Mays, Trico’s  Midges, WD-40’s  at size 22-26 have been productive. 6x-7x tippet is advised as fish get even more picky as the Fall/Winter season progresses.

This is a recent stomach sample!

Upper Kern Flow Charts

Upper Kern River Wild Trout Section ( 4 miles above Johnsondale Bridge)

Anglers are reporting doing well nymphing deep under an indicator and using size 18-20 Pheasant Tail variations and size 20-22 WD-40’s. Water temps up here are a few degrees cooler  and remember that this section of the Kern is Catch and Release from November 15 to the last Saturday of April.

California Creekin– The season for Creekin in the Southern Sierra is now closed.

New Embroidered Kern River Fly Shop Hats in stock!

Click here to order!

Lake Isabella
Top water bass fishing is solid on poppers in the morning and evening. Water level in the lake is at 83,200 acre feet, the ideal Low Pool level by the Army Corps for dam repairs and will remain at this level until next year.

Lower Kern River below Isabella Lake – The Lower Kern River from Isabella dam down to democrat is flowing around 200 cfs. Water temperatures down here are 54 degrees. Smallies and Largemouth are solid! The lower Kern River from Democrat Dam to downstream to Hart Park is flowing around 240 cfs.

Lower Kern Flow Charts

 


 

Beginner Clinic #1

Saturday December 8, 2018 | 8AM – 12pm | Kernville CA

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Fly Fishing the Surf Clinic

Saturday, December 15, 2018| 8AM- 11AM | Ventura, CA

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Bill Darbee with some recent catches in the surf Pismo and Ventura!

 


A big congratulations to Bill Darbee and John Rogers on their recent completion of the 10 Day Fly Fishing Guide School!