Host Mike Malekos has been pursuing wild trout on California waters for over four decades. He has a passion for fly fishing, is a contributing columnist at California Fly Fisher magazine, and enjoys guiding on renowned
California lakes, rivers, and streams.
Unplug and leave the electronics at home! Our Children's Outdoor Adventure program focuses on introducing youngsters to the great outdoors. This experience is designed for youngsters accompanied by a parent, guardian, or responsible adult. Activities include hiking, boating, and observing nature and wildlife. Participants will have the opportunity to speak with a representative from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and to tour a fish hatchery. Aspiring anglers are introduced to fly fishing and will experience the thrill of catching and releasing fish on a fly rod. Our days typically end gathered around a campfire, sharing stories and assembling S'Mores while discussing the days' events. Lodging provided.
Introduction to Fly Fishing
The Programs of Casting A Rise
Fly-Fishing Trip to a Northern California Blue-Ribbon Trout Stream
Children's Outdoor Adventure
Our most popular excursion! This three-day, two-night trip for up to two anglers includes rustic accommodations, instruction, guided fishing, meals and tackle. Stream selection and destination depend upon the season, as well as the weather, and water and fishing conditions. Aspiring anglers and those new to fly fishing are encouraged to attend. Each trip is tailored to the participant's abilities and interests.
Learn the basics! Our introduction to Fly Fishing program teaches off-and-on-the-water fly-fishing techniques to beginners and novices. Learn to fly fish in a classic outdoor setting. This is a hands-on fly fishing experience. The curriculum covers fly-casting instruction, knot tying, presenting flies to trout, and hooking, landing, and releasing fish. Participants will learn about selecting a rod, reel and line, reading the water, fly selection, leaders and tippets, streamside entomology, fishing etiquette and more. Fly-fishing equipment, tackle, and lodging provided.