We get the scoop on Northern California Fly Fishing today with Jared Shakin. Jared is a guide on the Yuba River and a number of other great Nor Cal rivers. He breaks out some tips on dry fly fishing the Yuba River.
We also here the story of how Jared moved into guiding after life as an accountant. Lots of tangents in this one including a Mike Tyson comment and a conversation to whether Nor Cal has become a fly fishing meca.
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Show Notes with Jared Shakin
09:45 – The North Yuba River is the main dry fly river for Jared. Here’s a post that shows some of the Yuba.
14:35 – The chubby chernobyl is one of the top 10 flies of all time and a killer for Jared.
16:35 – I note Nick Hannah at the Barbless podcast who was on the show here in episode 119.
24:15 – We talk about Jack Trout and the mentorship that Jack provides for Jared.
26:30 – Tom Bie was on the podcast in episode 162 and talked about the Drake Magazine and the ski and fly fish connection.
33:20 – In interviewed Pete McBride, the film maker of Martin’s Boat here.
37:05 – We talk about the Mike Mercer episode and the missing link.
48:55 – James Millard from OPST was on the podcast to talk about micro spey.
You can find Jared at SRFlyFish.com
The 222 – Top Flies, Tips and Resources for Northern California Fly Fishing
Top Dry Flies:
- missing link
Top Dry Fly Tips:
- Manage your mend all the way to the end of the line
- Fish with a longer leader in the 11-12 foot range or longer
- Slack Line strategies for Dry fly fishing by John Judy
- Pete Kutzer’s casting videos – Here’s a trick video from Pete
Resources Noted in the Show
Slack Line strategies for Dry fly fishing by John Judy
Videos and/or podcasts Noted in the Show
“You miss one hundred percent of the shots you don’t take.”
Conclusion with Jared Shakin
We dig into Northern California Fly Fishing today with Jared Shakin from Shakin Rods. We cover it all including dry fly fishing for trout, steelhead on the American and even a little on politics.