Fly Fishing Traditions Tailwater Tactics

On the Lower Yuba River

Fly Fishing Traditions is proud to offer educational opportunities for learning about fishing "Tailwaters". The "Tailwater Techniques and Tactics Workshops" will take place on the beautiful Lower Yuba River. The workshops will enable you to develop the skills necessary to chase tailwater trout all over the western states. You will learn the skills and tactics to stalk trout and steelhead.

As a workshop group or an individual student you will learn techniques such as how to dead drifting  indicators, tight line nymphing, upstream dry fly, downstream dry fly, swinging soft hackles. These opportunities will give you crucial one on one time with the instructor. The course is designed for the intermediate to advanced students who want to advance their skills

Tailwater Tactics

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What You Will Learn

Attendees will learn the distinct water types you will find on most tailwater streams. Each water type will be analyzed and the proper tactics will be discussed, demonstrated and taught. We will cover the tactics and techniques required to fish water types such as:

  • Riffles
  • Drop-offs at the bottom of riffles
  • Slots and holes
  • Runs
  • Eddy Pools
  • Tailouts
  • Dropoffs after a Tailout
  • Bank Water
  • Redds and Buckets

Table Top Classroom and Educational Handouts

The Tailwater Workshops will be structured with table top classroom discussions with educational handouts for each student to follow and take home as references for later. These tabletops will be followed with on the water sessions to practice and hone the skills necessary for you to fish a tailwater stream successfully. You'll learn how to rigg up correctly for the various methods and tactics. You'll learn how to present the flies in a fishing situation and what flies to use at what time of year.

FFT Tailwater Tactics Workshops Details

  • Students are responsible to bring their own rod reel and wading gear.
  • Students must possess a valid California fishing license.
  • The Nymphing Tactics Presentation Workshop will take place on the Lower Yuba River
  • Non-alcoholic beverages are included in the workshop fee.
  • Bring your own lunch and special non-alcoholic beverages of choice

FFT Tailwater Tactics Workshops Fee Schedule

The Fly Fishing Traditions Tailwater Tactics Workshop is offered to groups consisting of 6 -10 attendees. This workshop is especially suited for fly fishers associated with Fly Clubs and Fly Shop Clients who want to advance their skills. Get a group together and schedule your workshop. The cost of the workshop varies depending upon the number of attendees. The more attendees the less the cost.

  • 6 people: $160 each
  • 7-8 people: $140 each
  • 9-10 people: $120 each

Note: Individual Instruction is available at - $75 an hour or $450 a day for 1 or 2 people

To Sign-Up for the FFT Tailwater Tactics Workshop

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