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For 20 years, Guy Jeans has held the title of fly fishing outfitter, business owner of Kern River Fly Shop/Guide Service, Fly Fishers International Certified Casting Instructor and oversees the Guy Jeans School of Fly Fishing. Being exposed to many facets of the fly-fishing world has provided Mr. Jeans with the opportunity to experience periods of failure, as well as success, while discovering what it takes to continue the pursuit of a successful fly fishing guide/outfitter.


After years of firsthand experience and research, Mr. Jeans is pleased to offer 10-DAY FLY FISHING GUIDE TRAINING PROGRAM. This 10-day program has been created and designed for those who desire the role of a professional guide in the recreational business of fly fishing or simply have an interest in upgrading thier skill set.Aside from being taught by your Presiding Instructor, Guy Jeans, you will receive the expert knowledge of guest instructors in various arenas of fly fishing and guiding.   


Being a great angler and loving the outdoors is a given when becoming a fly-fishing guide. The question is: Do you have the desire to pass along your knowledge of fly-fishing, the patience to teach the unteachable to the willing, and the ear to compassionately listen? If so, we look forward to providing you with the opportunity to become what many consider an exceptional career.



- Cost: $3500.00

- Friday November 6, 2020 - Sunday November 15, 2020
- Lunches provided

- Dinner provided 1st & last day of instruction

- Morning Instruction: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

- Break/Lunch: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

- Afternoon Instruction: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Day One  

Introductions and outline for the week's activities, Knots, Fishing and Casting Evaluations

Day Two  

Knots, Marketing, Social Media, Teaching Casting, Wading and Fishing

Day Three  

Logistics, History, Entomology, Casting Faults and Fixes


Day Four 

First Aid and CPR Cards, Mending and Small Stream Techniques


Day Five  

Lunch Preparation for Clients, Freestone and Spring Creek Techniques, Tenkara 

Day Six  

Rowing and Guiding Strategies and European Fishing Techniques, Czech, Polish, French, Spanish Nymphing


Day Seven  

Casting Certification Instructor Preparation and Guiding Practice

Warm Water Fly Fishing Techniques and Guiding

Day Eight  

Salt Water Casting and Fly Fishing Techniques

Guiding in the Surf


Day Nine  

Knot Test, Teaching and Learning Styles, Introduction to Spey Casting, Guiding Practice


Day Ten  

Meeting and Guiding your own clients, Dinner, 

Final Evaluation and Graduation




- Clothing (check weather conditions)

- Waders, Wading Boots, Protective Hat, Polarized Sunglasses, Sunscreen

- Fly Rod & Reel 

- Various Flies

- Fly Tying Vise

- Vest or Pack for gear 

- Text: Whitlock’s Guide to Aquatic Trout Foods




- Basic level of fly fishing

- Good physical condition

- Competently wade in various types of moving water

- Accurately false cast to 40ft.

- Tie a Clinch Knot, Surgeons Knot and Perfection Loop in under 30 seconds each 

- (Suggested, but not required) Guy Jeans’ Intermediate Fly Fishing Class