Can you believe the wait is finally over? It seemed like ages, but the Kern River is ready for us once more, inviting us to wade its beautiful waters.
Fall has always been a favorite time for the shop. The days are still warm enough to feel the sun on your face, but the heat has mellowed, making room for perfect fishing conditions. Even better, the summer crowds have cleared out, leaving you with nothing but the pure solitude of nature. It really doesn't get better than this!
Here are a few selections selected by our guides that'll take your fall fishing on the Kern River and surrounding areas from good to legendary. Get ready to explore our picks for the best fly fishing gear for fall!
#1. Simms Backsaver Wading Belt
ANGLER RATING: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Back in the Game with Optimal Support: After the long hiatus, you'll want to spend hours immersed in the river. This belt is a lifesaver, offering crucial lumbar support, ensuring you can wade for longer without fatigue or discomfort.
Adjust to Your Perfect Fit: Tailored to suit a range of individuals, this belt is adjustable from 30 inches to 46 inches. This ensures many anglers can find their ideal fit for a snug and comfortable experience.
Built to Last the Test of Time: We've waited long enough to get back to the Kern River, so you'll need a belt that's built to last. With materials and craftsmanship designed to withstand the rigors of river wading, rest assured this belt will be your trusted companion for many seasons to come.
#2 Guide-Selected Flies for the Kern River's 20-mile Stretch
Now that the 20-mile section of the Kern River is finally fishable, it's prime time to discuss fly selection. Our experienced guides have put in the time, research, and countless fishing hours on the Kern River. They've pinpointed what truly works, ensuring you have the edge you need:
20 Mile Nymph Fly Package: These nymphs are meticulously chosen to mimic the natural aquatic insects found in the Kern. Perfect for getting those bites in deeper waters or when fish are feeding sub-surface.
20 Mile Dry Fly Package: When surface action heats up or you're looking to match the hatch, these dry flies are crucial.
For the best results on the Kern River, we highly recommend getting one of each package. Dry flies and nymphs are often used in combination, maximizing your chances of a successful day on the water. Trust in the choices of our guides and set yourself up for a fantastic fly fishing experience.
Redington Rise Reel
Craftsmanship and Durability: CNC-machined design means it’s not just about looks – this reel is built to last. Its anodized finish ensures it's resistant to wear and tear, even in the most challenging conditions.
Performance at its Best: With its smooth drag system and twin-molded, soft-touch ergonomic handles, you can expect an unparalleled reeling experience. Whether you're pulling in a feisty catch or casting across the river, this reel has got your back.
Sleek and Modern Aesthetics: Beyond functionality, the Redington Rise Reel boasts a contemporary design that's sure to turn heads. It's not just a reel; it's a statement of style and passion for the sport.
Equipped with the right gear, you'll be all set for an outstanding fall season of fly fishing in the Southern Sierra. These latest arrivals are the perfect combination of quality, convenience, and style. Because let's face it, it's not just about the fish; it's about the experience. And trust us, with gear like this, you'll want to savor every moment.