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!

Fishing Report – Click Here

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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Kern River Fly Shop Professional Guides now guiding on the Owens River, the Kern River, all of the Southern Sierra and the California Surf! All species- All Waters

Kern River Fly Fishing, Inc. is a permitted catch and release fly fishing outfitter with the Sequoia and Inyo National Forest and operates on a non discriminatory basis. We offer special service for disabled/handicapped clients and wounded veterans.  California Fish and Wildlife – Licensed, Bonded and Insured. Kern River Fly Fishing, Inc. ©  All rights reserved. | 2001-2021

Kern River Fly Fishing Report November 25, 2020 Quick Report from the Kern River Fly Shop Guides who are on the river everyday.

Kern River Fly Fishing Report : Our late fall fishing is still very good! A few spots on the river have rising fish midday eating Blue Winged Olive emergers, adults and spinners. BWO Parachutes (18-20) and Brooks Sprouts (20-22) have been catching a few.

Most fish have been holding deeper, so a two fly nymph rig has been best. Euro Nymphing has been producing good results with Pats Rubber Legs and Soft Hackle Pheasant Tails. We also have a BUNCH of new Euro Nymphs in the shop and the Tungsten Jig Hot Tag PT has been a steady producer right away. I’m really looking forward to testing many of the other new Euro patterns. They look fantastic!! Pinks have been good too-Frenchies, TungstenTeddy’s and Kern Candy have been getting reactions from stocked fish.
Share the stoke!
Rob Buhler 

Kern River Fly Fishing Report : 20 Mile Section water temps have dropped to 39 degrees, but some anglers are doing ok. Arash and his friends had a great day with us .

Arash and his friends had a great day yesterday on the Upper Kern River

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Kern River Fly Fishing Report November 21, 2020 – Quick report from the Professional Guides that are on the Kern River Everyday!

Kern River Fly Fishing Report

Come by the shop and get your fly fishing supplies! We are open! We ask that you wear a mask please! You can also stop by our new vending machine and get flies and other terminal tackle when the shop is closed or crowded.

Kern River Fly Fishing Report: For those of you searching for stockers, fishing in the 20 Mile Section is excellent with the recent stocking from the DFW this week. 2 truck loads of hatchery fish from the Fresno hatchery were put in Tuesday and Wednesday this week in the 20 mile section.

Fire Restrictions were lifted last week in the Inyo and Sequoia National Forest and some roads have been opened. Check with the local ranger district office for more information. The wild trout section is open and has been open since they opened the river in September!

Last summer the DFW stocked some Golden trout in the 20 Mile Section and one of our clients caught one yesterday on 11-20-20.

All the guides have been doing excellent with their clients. We are seeing a good hatch around 2pm and fish are eating on top.

Kern River Wild Trout are plentiful and the river is full of them. Check out the picture below from the last 2 days.

Kern River Fly Fishing Report : The Wild Trout Section is open and has been fishing excellent. Catch and Release fishing restrictions are in effect in this section. No Bait!

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Castle Fire Continues with Sequoia National Forest Closure! September 28,2020 Fishing OK in Town and Lower Kern River and Lake Crowley!

20 Mile Section between Kernville and Riverkern continues to fish excellent.This section is about 4 miles of river to the forest service border. Anglers are doing well in this section with Yellow Sallie Nymphs under a Fuzzy Wuzzy and various Buhler Bros Flies. Trout are coming up and hitting the dry but most fish are eating the Yellow Sallie. https://kernriverflyshop.com/t/flies

Lower Kern River continues to rock for smallmouth and largemouth bass on the fly. Book a trip and float with us down on the Lower Kern for smallmouth. Check out these photos from some of our trips.

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Floating the Lower Kern River and fly fishing for Smallmouth
Working a typical run for Smallmouth!

Lake Crowley Trips

Remember, we are now booking trips on Lake Crowley for big trout. Give us a call or book a trip online. All the guide trips are done from a boat. This is a great trip for beginners as the fishing is usually really good. http://www.kernriverflyfishing.com/guide-service.html

This photo was on Friday September 25, 2020

Rob Buhler with a nice Crowley Lake Brown caught on Friday. Book a trip with us and catch one.

Beginner Clinic on the Kern River #1 October 3, 2020

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Learn to Fly Fish in the Surf Saturday October 3, 2020

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