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On the River Training

Click link to right to see recent Photos ON THE RIVER TRAINING 2019
For several years the Fly Fishers Club of Orange County’s “On The River Training” program has been great a success providing Club Members introductory classroom and on the river training.  The scheduled for 2020 has been postponed due to corona virus and COVID-19 concerns and well be rescheduled for a later time.  

As part of this program Joe Libeu, a Fly Fishers International Certified Master Caster Instructor, professional guide, developer and instructor for Advanced Nymphing Clinics on the Owens River, and member of our Club provides six hours of classroom training and a two days of on the river training to participants.  Numerous experienced Club Members have assisted Joe in providing hands-on training during the on the river clinics. 

The program includes everything needed to plan and prepare for a successful fly fishing trip.  Classroom training subjects 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, nymph rigging and much more.  The on the river clinic is 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 includes reading the stream, insects including in-stream entomology, casting, mending, setting depth of flies using indicators, and numerous demonstrations.  The on the river clinic includes fishing one-on-one with one of the more experienced club members.  

The on the river training follows our annual Casting Clinic scheduled for September 7, 2019.  You can learn more about the annual Public Casting Clinic which is open to the public by clicking HERE