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For 18 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 your 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

- Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - Friday, November 17, 2018
- 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 (4.5.18):

Meet for Dinner at 6:00 p.m.

Instructor and Student Introduction

Syllabus provided and reviewed


Day Two (4.6.18):

Casting and Fishing Evaluations 

Wading and Fishing


Day Three (4.7.19):

Entomology, Casting Faults and Fixes


Day Four (4.8.19): 

Food (lunch) Preparation, Mending and Nymphing Techniques


Day Five (4.9.19):

Freestone  and Small Stream Techniques, Tenkara


Day Six (4.10.19):

Guiding and Fishing Techniques, Czech, Polish, French, Spanish Nymphing


Day Seven (4.11.18):

Casting Certification Instructor Preparation and Guiding Practice

Warm Water Fly Fishing Techniques and Guiding

Day Eight (4.12.18):

Salt Water Fly Fishing Techniques

Guiding in the Surf


Day Nine (4.13.18):

CPR and First Aid Cards

Teaching: How to Pass on Your Knowledge of Fly Fishing

Introduction to Spey Casting


Day Ten (4.14.17):

Drifting and Rowing Fishing Strategies

Closing Ceremony/Graduation, Dinner and Evening Festivities

Final Evaluation and Summary




- 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