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Kern River Fly Fishing Guide Service

Guide or Outfitter
John Bauer with a nice Kern River Rainbow he caught and rleased on the upper Kern River – Guy Jeans

ADA Accessibility Notes

We offer special service for disabled/handicapped clients and wounded veterans. Kern River Fly Fishing Guide Service is a "Catch and Release" Fly Fishing Outfitter.

Guy Jeans, owner/guide/instructor, is a Certified Casting Instructor with the Federation of Fly Fishers, and has over 30 years of angling experience and has been fly fishing the Kern River for over 25 years.

He guides over 250 days a year all over the Southern Sierra, Sequoia National Forest , Golden Trout Wilderness, Domeland Wilderness, South Sierra Wilderness. He is a Simms Guide Ambassador and field tester for Simms fishing products and hosts and guides trips in Montana and in the California surf for saltwater species. Guy has fly fished all over the US and Canada and loves to catch all species of fish on a fly. He is also host of the critically acclaimed show and DVD "Sierra Fly Fishing" and he writes articles about fly fishing, for magazines and newspapers throughout the west. Check out his DVD on Fly Fishing the Upper Kern in The Golden Trout Wilderness.Upper Kern DVD Vol. 2 He is a contract fly designer for Solitude Fly Company and his Kern Emerger pattern is used and sold internationally .

Areas of Service and Expertise

We guide anglers in the Sequoia and Inyo National Forests as well as the Golden Trout Wilderness and Domeland Wilderness. We specialize in catching and releasing California's Native Heraitage trout,the Kern River Rainbow Trout, Little Kern Golden Trout and Californias State fish the California Golden Trout.

Types of Experiences and Trips Provided

The fly fishing on the upper Kern River is legendary and Kern River Fly Fishing offers guided pack trips into the Golden Trout Wilderness by horseback and pack animals to fly fish for native Kern River Rainbow Trout, Little Kern Golden Trout and our state fish, "The Golden Trout" in some of the most beautiful places found on earth. Pack trips include all meals, fly fishing guide, packers, cooks, horse and pack animal. All you need to bring is your fly rod, sleeping bag and whatever gear you need to bring. We would like you to keep the total weight of your gear around 40 pounds.This is a fly fishing trip of a lifetime and great trip for the whole family.

We offer a variety of classes and adventures ranging from Full Day and Half Day Guided Fly Fishing trips to Overnight Fly Fishing Backpack/Adventures. The overnight trip is for the fly angler that has an adventure spirit and wants to get in some areas of the upper Kern not fished by many people. Some of these trips are easy and some are strenuous.

Our beginner package includes a detailed introduction into the art of fly fishing. The class includes basic entomology, casting, knots and fly fishing techniques and strategies used on the Kern River and most western freestone streams. Most of the class takes place on the water.

The Kern River Fly Fishing School in the Sierra Nevada offers the beginning first time fly fisher the hands on basics of fly fishing. The school takes place on the stream or river and in the classroom.The student walks away with the knowledge and skills to fly fish any river or stream in the world. The class includes: trout ecology, entomology, casting, fly selection, fly fishing techniques and strategies, leader and tippet construction, knots, water reading, gear and equipment. The 2 day school is from 8am to 5pm, with a lunch break at 12noon. All gear is provided, but if you have your own, please bring it to the class.The school is taught by a Certified Fly Casting Instructor with the Federation of Fly Fishers

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