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Free Fly Fishing Classes and Program

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   The Fly Fishers Club of Orange County is offering free fly fishing classes and on the river training for its members in March 2018.  This program is a continuation of the FFCOC’s On The River Classes and Clinic training that has been a great successes providing club members introductory classroom and on the river training.  Joe Libeu, a FFI Certified Master Caster Instructor, professional guide, developer and instructor for Advanced Nymphing Clinics on the Owens river, and member of our Club will provide six hours of classroom training and two days of on the river training to participants.  Numerous experienced Club members will assist by Joe providing hands assistance during the on the river clinics. 


Save the dates:

Classroom Training – Tustin CA

  • Saturday March 10, 8:30am -12:30pm
  • Saturday March 17, 8:30am -12:30pm

On-The River Clinic – Lower Owens River

  • Saturday March 24, 8 am to 4 pm
  • Sunday March 25, 8 am to noon


   The program includes everything needed to plan/prepare for and experience a successful fly fishing trip.  Classroom training will be held in Tustin where subjects will include equipment, insects including their life cycles and how flies imitate them, how trout behave, clues as to what fish eat, stream care and etiquette, reading the water, rigging and much more.  The on the river clinic will be held on the Lower Owens River near Bishop.  Many of the items discussed in the classroom setting are covered in the field.  In addition, the on the river clinic will include reading the stream, insects including in-stream entomology, casting, mending, setting depth of flies using indicators, and numerous demonstrations.  The second day on the river includes fishing one-on-one with one of the more experienced club members.  


   The training is focused on helping new club members learn the basics of fly fishing and is in follow up to our annual Casting Clinic held last September.  Participation in the On The River Classes and Clinic is limited.  New club members that signed up last September after the Casting Clinic will be given preference.  All club members are welcome if we can accommodate them.


   Joe Libeu is conducting the On The River Classes and Clinic and Doug Jones is helping him with the logistics.  If you would like more information about this program you can contact Joe Libeu at or (310) 749-6771, or Doug Jones  at or (714) 697-2222. 

Remember, the On The River Classes and Clinic program is only open to FFCOC members.  If you are not a club member you can join at our web site or contact Vern Martin, the Club’s Membership Chair at  



   If you are an accomplished fly fisher and know the Lower Owens River, you would be a great candidate to work with Joe and provide instruction at the On The River Classes and Clinic program.  Please contact Doug Jones if you can help.  We will need 6 to 8 members to help with the training.



   You can sign up for the On The River Classes and Clinic, either as a participant or volunteer, by contacting Doug Jones at or (714) 697-2222.