top of page

10 Day Guide Training Course

November 3-12 , 2023

  • Starts Nov 3
  • Check or Venmo
  • Kern River Fly Shop

Available spots

Service Description

For 21 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. 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 their 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, fly tying, guiding, CPR and First Aid. 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. COURSE OUTLINE - Cost: $3500.00 - Friday November 3, 2023 - Sunday November 12, 2023 - Lunches provided - Dinner provided 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. – 4:00 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

Cancellation Policy

At Kern River Fly Shop, we operate year-round with a group of professional, full-time fishing guides and instructors. When scheduling a fishing trip or class with us, we ask you to try to avoid canceling or rescheduling your fishing trip as this creates scheduling and booking conflicts with our guides and instructors. The cancellation and booking policy can be found below. This policy reflects the rights of Kern River Fly Fishing Inc, and applies to all of our fishing trips. We understand that unforeseen situations may arise beyond control which sometimes affects travel plans. We believe in a fair approach to cancellations. Our cancellation policy is such that it protects our guides’ livelihoods if a scheduled guide trip is canceled. In some situations, we will allow paid trips that were canceled to go towards future trip bookings. Only Kern River Fly Shop may cancel your guided trip prior to the scheduled date due to weather, river conditions, or mechanical breakdown. If you need to cancel a reservation and receive a refund of your deposit/payment, we must be notified at least 30 days prior to the trip. Should you need to cancel with less than thirty days notice, we will make every effort to rebook your spot on that particular trip date and refund your payment. However, if we are unable to find another client for your spot, we will not be able to return your payment and full payment will be required. Unfortunately, we cannot make any exceptions. We hope that you understand the necessity for this policy to ensure that we can continue to run our guide trips on a sound financial basis. We realize that emergencies do happen, and please know we will make every effort to re-book your spot, but if we don’t, we must uphold this policy, even in the case of an emergency. *Weather/Water cancellations are strictly at the guide’s discretion and are made to ensure a safe, successful trip.

bottom of page