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  • 2017 Fly Fishing Workshops, Tours, Outings, and Clinics

    Jon Baiocchi Fly Fishing News Mar 24, 2017 | 12:22 pm

    2017 Fly Fishing Workshops, Tours, Outings, and Clinics For 2017, the schedule is nearly full for some exciting educational events that center on learning about specific techniques for being more successful on the water. Many of these events are a collaboration with Baiocchi's Troutfitters, and Reno Fly Fishing Outfitters, along with Lance Gray & Company. Besides learning a great deal of information, you'll receive different opinions on the same subject from the different guides involved. Though many of these workshops, tours, outings, and clinics are months away, it is imperative to book your spot early, as they fill up quickly.The Yuba TourTours:For each unique individual tour, you will be showed access points, techniques, tactics, effective flies, rigging, and a streamside lunch. Includes handouts and group guiding on the water. To secure your spot contact Lance Gray at: -Yuba Tour 3/29, Booked.-Yuba Tour 3/30, Booked.-Graeagle Creek Tour 7/17, 6 spots open.The Lake Davis OutingOutings:Our highly popular outings are more than just a clinic, you'll gain a great deal of knowledge on a particular curriculum like stillwaters or rivers, in a social setting with other enthusiastic fly anglers. Lunch and dinner is included, a limited amount of terminal tackle and flies, handouts, and guiding while on the water. For more information click HERE To[…]

  • Lower Yuba River Drift Report ~ Major Changes!

    Jon Baiocchi Fly Fishing News Mar 24, 2017 | 12:20 pm

    Lower Yuba River Drift Report ~ Major Changes! Brian Clemens from Nor Cal Fly Guides invited me to float the Lower Yuba River today with him to see the changes from the past high water events, and to wet a line. We put in at the usual spot below the Hwy. 20 bridge, and it seems to be easier, just needs more traffic to pack down the cobblestones. Water was big today flowing at 4,265 cubes. The rapids below the bridge are pretty big right now, and really fun.We anchored the boat in the first straight away below the rapids, and the first characteristic change we noticed is how much wider the river was. Areas that had a flat, or gradual slope to the river, are now a vertical face that often was over head high. Also there is so much new sand everywhere, especially among the cobblestones on dry land. We swung it up with no grabs, and promptly drifted on.As we approached what I call "Hogan's Hole", the bend is not as sharp, and has been stretched out, In fact it seems many of the sharper corners in the river have been stretched out. On the left bank upstream of Hogan's, the bank has exposed bedrock with new boulders that I've never[…]

  • California Boater Card

    Jon Baiocchi Fly Fishing News Mar 15, 2017 | 03:12 am

    California Boater Card The California Boater Card will show that its holder has successfully taken and passed a NASBLA/state-approved boater safety education examination. The new requirement will begin on Jan. 1, 2018 for all persons 20 years of age and younger who operate a motorized vessel on state waterways. On that date, these boaters will be required to carry a boater card issued by DBW, unless they meet certain exemptions.Each year after January 2018, a new age group will be added to those who are required to possess a valid card. By 2025, all persons who operate a motorized vessel on California waters will be required to have one. Once issued, the card remains valid for a boat operator’s lifetime. California Harbors and Navigation Code Section 678.11(b) contains the following phase-in schedule based on operator age:January 1, 2018 – Persons 20 years of age or youngerJanuary 1, 2019 – Persons 25 years of age or youngerJanuary 1, 2020 – Persons 35 years of age or youngerJanuary 1, 2021 – Persons 40 years of age or youngerJanuary 1, 2022 – Persons 45 years of age or youngerJanuary 1, 2023 – Persons 50 years of age or youngerJanuary 1, 2024 – Persons 60 years of[…]

  • Mr. Eagle Lake ~ A Tribute To Jay Fair

    Jon Baiocchi Fly Fishing News Mar 12, 2017 | 23:59 pm

    Mr. Eagle Lake ~ A Tribute To Jay Fair Check out the April issue of California Fly Fisher and read about a fly fishing icon, Jay Fair. It was a trip back in time when I wrote this special article and reliving my times with Jay at Eagle Lake and Lake Davis. He gave so much back to the fly fishing industry and was always willing to share his knowledge. There will never be another guide like Jay Fair. Get your hands on a copy from your local fly shop, or better yet, subscribe to CFF. 

  • Lower Yuba River Update 3/3/2017

    Jon Baiocchi Fly Fishing News Mar 4, 2017 | 03:26 am

    Lower Yuba River Update 3/3/2017 Beautiful mild weather today and high clouds from another approaching weather system, yes, another situation where the Lower Yuba River is just coming into shape only to be blown out again. With the flow coming down to around 3800 cubes, I jumped at the opportunity to wet a line, and see some more evidence of the destruction from the high water events. The river looks like a warzone. The color of the water has a slight green tint to with about a foot and a half of visibility, better than the past color of coffee. I swung a big black nasty leech pattern in a few runs and did not get one grab, that's ok, it was just nice to be on the water and making observations.The west side of the washout is gone and now part of the river channel. It's possible to pass through, but now one has to take a sharp left at the exit because the small paved section of Hammonton road is gone! Miner's Corner took a beating and even more bedrock is exposed on the outside bend.There are some interesting side sloughs that are connected to the river with very clear water, I thought for sure[…]

  • FT3 Fly Fishing Film Tour 2017 ~ Nevada City, Ca

    Jon Baiocchi Fly Fishing News Feb 28, 2017 | 18:49 pm

    FT3 Fly Fishing Film Tour 2017 ~ Nevada City, Ca Gold Country Fly Fishers (GCFF) is bringing the Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T) to the Grass Valley / Nevada City area. The Fly Fishing Film Tour is a great event that is presented by Costa, Simms and Yeti. The film is produced by Webeye Entertainment based in Boulder, Colorado.The event will be held on April 26th, 2017 at the Nevada Theater in Nevada City, California. With trout season beginning on April 28th, we thought this would be a great way to get the angler community excited for opening weekend! There will be several films showcasing beautiful fly fishing destinations from Bolivia to Seychelles, British Columbia to Patagonia, from Zambia and Virginia to Montana. The notable characters, unique storylines and unparalleled fishing in these films will lead you on a quest for adventure around the globe!Baiocchi's Troutfitters is proud to help sponsor the event, and all proceeds go to conservation measures through Gold Country Fly Fishers (GCFF) which benefits programs such as Trout in the Classroom, Malakoff Diggins Kids Fishing Derby, Girl Scout Camps, Boy Scout Merit Badge programs, Sierra Streams Institute, South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL), Englebright Cleanup, Yuba River Cleanup and Restoration, and many more. Tickets are available at Reel Anglers Fly Shop[…]

  • Pleasanton Fly Fishing Show ~ 2017

    Jon Baiocchi Fly Fishing News Feb 21, 2017 | 03:49 am

    Pleasanton Fly Fishing Show ~ 2017 It's that time of year again for the greatest fly fishing event on the west coast, The Pleasanton Fly Fishing Show will take place on Friday the 24th through Sunday the 26th. If you're really into fly fishing, and have never been to the show, it's a must do! You'll be able to check out the latest gear from top manufacturers, and have the availability to listen to the industries top guides, casters, celebrities, authors, and instructors.I will be speaking on Sunday the 26th at 10am in building P with my "Mastering the Dry Fly" program, a very technical presentation with unique animated slides that provides the audience with clear and concise information. The program has been receiving rave reviews for 2017 from numerous fly clubs across the region.I will also be helping Lance Gray & Company, and Rob Anderson's Pyramid Lake Fly Fishing with booth duties on all three days. Drop by and let's talk trout and the many opportunities for fly fishing in the northern Sierra.For complete information on the show including schedules and exhibitors click HERE. See you there!http://flyfishingshow.com/pleasanton-ca/

  • Lower Yuba River Update & Nor Cal Fly Fishing Outlook

    Jon Baiocchi Fly Fishing News Feb 15, 2017 | 01:06 am

    Lower Yuba River Update & Nor Cal Fly Fishing Outlook The Lower Yuba River crested on the 10th at 83,173 cubes, and retreated down to 8k on the 13th. In the last 24 hours the water level has increased around 19k and stabilizing. The river continues to be big, dirty, and unfishable. There is another parade of storms lined up to slam us this week with an atmospheric river of moisture starting this Thursday. The waiting game continues. We may not see the river come down to 2k or below until next September, which has happened before during years of excessive precipitation and a large snowpack. The Truckee river was fishable for a little while until the last deluge hit. Currently it's still pretty big with flows on the Glenshire stretch at 1,140 cubes and in the Canyon the flows are running at about 3k. Like I have said before, the Truckee can be fishable sooner than most because it sits at the top of the watershed, and colder conditions allow for less melt of the snowpack...unless we have high snow levels, which are forecasted at the start of the series of storms. Photo by Gonzalo Peewee CurielBecause of all the water the north state has received so far for this season, conditions have changed dramatically for our reservoirs[…]

  • Trout Unlimited Article ~ "Voices From The River".

    Jon Baiocchi Fly Fishing News Feb 7, 2017 | 19:11 pm

    Trout Unlimited Article ~ "Voices From The River". Check out the my latest interview with Sam Davidson of Trout Unlimited in their monthly column "Voices of the River". It sure does bring back some great memories of my childhood, and reinstates my future path of sharing fly fishing, and conservation for our watersheds. Click HERE to view the article.http://www.tahoetroutbum.org/

  • February Presentations

    Jon Baiocchi Fly Fishing News Feb 6, 2017 | 16:28 pm

    February Presentations For the month of February I have three speaking engagements featuring my newest Powerpoint program "Mastering The Dry Fly - A Visual Experience". The feedback I've received from the clubs that I have presented to is overwhelming. I hope you can make it to one of the locations listed below and learn about the epitome of fly fishing.On Tuesday the 7th I will be at my home club Gold Country Fly Fishers, the general meeting starts at 7pm, followed by my presentation. The meeting place is located at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, Ponderosa building, Gate #2 off McCourtney Rd. in Grass Valley. The public is welcome and it is a free event.Wednesday the 8th I'll be down in the bay area speaking to Flycasters of San Jose, one of the oldest fly fishing clubs in the state, and one of the largest in the world. The meeting starts at 7pm, followed by my presentation. The Flycasters meet at Moreland Apartments meeting room located on the northeast corner of Payne and Saratoga. Doors open at 6:30pm. This is a free event, and welcome to the public.On Thursday the 16th, my speaking circuit takes me to my other home club of Tahoe Truckee[…]


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