Fall Rates and Clinics for Eastern Sierra, Trout Fly Fishing Guide Services Pat Jaeger, Bishop and Mammoth Lakes, California

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Fall Rates and Clinics

“Tell a man where to fish and he is happy for a day.
Teach a man how to fish and he is happy for a lifetime.”

Entering the World of Fly Fishing
Beginner clinic for all ages

In this clinic, we will cover the anatomy of the fly rod and terminal tackle, essential knots, fly selection, basic fly casting, fish-finding skills, and on-the-water fishing tactics. The first portion of the clinic will be held at the local park, and then it’s on to one the area’s beautiful waters to apply our techniques.

5 Hour Clinic Includes: Flies, Complete Wading Gear, Rod/Reel, Terminal Tackle and Beverages.(I bring along a digital camera to capture those special moments!)




Full-Day and Half-Day Trips
Custom Trips for Novice to Advanced Anglers

These trips will be designed to meet your visions and goals. I specialize in the many different waters of the Eastern Sierra from Bishop to Bridgeport including the Upper and Lower Owens River, the Owens River Gorge, Hot Creek, Crowley Lake, the San Joaquin River, the upper lake basins of Mammoth Lakes and Bishop, McGee Creek, and the East Walker River.

8 Hour Full-Day Trip Includes: Flies, Complete Wading Gear, Rod/Reel, Terminal Tackle Lunch and Beverages.
5 Hour Half-Day Trip Includes: Flies, Complete Wading Gear, Rod/Reel, Terminal Tackle and Beverages.

ADD EXTRA ANGLERS - $ 125.00 per person

ADD EXTRA ANGLERS - $ 75.00 per person


Still-Water Fishing Crowley Lake
The art of catching big fish with small flies
Beginner to Advanced Anglers

Crowley Lake holds some of the most nutrient-rich water of the region making it the home for some of the fastest-growing and strongest trout in the area. A staple of the Crowley Lake trout’s diet is the chironomid, an aquatic insect called a “midge” that populates the lake by the millions. Utilizing different “midging” techniques, we will fish the lake from my bass-style boat. Still-water float-tube clinics are also available.

5 Hour Lake Trip Includes: Flies, Rod/Reel, Terminal Tackle and Beverages.

FLOAT TUBE TRIP - $350.00      ADD EXTRA ANGLERS - $ 75.00



Steelhead Fishing In Southern Oregon’s Rogue River

In the fall of 1995 I started my annual pilgrimage to explore legendary rivers of Southern Oregon and court a beautiful girl named Pamela who coincidentally resided in Grants Pass. I made Pamela my wife and promised the rivers that I would return every year in search of its elusive Steelhead.

We will be floating the river in my new Hyde drift Boat, that will comfortly fish one or two anglers. We primarily fish out of the boat but we like to pull off and comb the Runs by swinging and dead drifting flies. The wading is mostly easy but plenty of water to challenge advanced. Our target is the Steelhead, this turbo charger ocean running Trout from 2-10 pounds. We average 5-10 fish a day but have had days of twenty fish to hand by 10:00 AM., and days we get goose eggs get handed out to all.

The Octobers in Southern Oregon are spectacular; the fall colors are to best to be seen buy boat, the average temp in the 70’s and little or no rain.
Spawning King Salmon fill the runs on there final mating ritual, and Geese and ducks clouds the sky. Most of my clients fly to our closest international airport in Medford Or. (40 minuets away from Grants Pass). A shuttle can be arranged but car rental is highly recommended and an extra day or two to explore this beautiful part of the world is advised. The Holiday Inn express Grants Pass has comfortable accommodations with restaurants within walking distance.

This trip cost is $425.00 for one or two anglers per day; it includes river-side lunch, beverages, rod / a reel (7-8wt.), terminal tackle and flies. A list of necessities will be sent to you with conformation of trip. This trip is recommended for intermediate to advanced fly fishers, young and young at heart. My promise to you is the same as all of our adventures; is that I will be on time and prepared greeting you with a smile, I will have plenty of flies, tackle and good food for the day, my promise of a safety for you and your family and FUN.
I invite you to come up to Oregon and float down the Rogue River with me, and you’ll understand what trout guides do on there time off.


I welcome you to bring your own gear and favorite flies but our trips include any gear and flies you will need for the day.



"I was thinking about what fascinates me about nymphing. Some people prefer the dry fly, others the wet fly, but the nymph has something mysterious about it that I never grow tired of. There is just a moment, maybe a hundredth of a second of uncertainty, when you strike. The take is often seen as a slight movement, or felt as a sudden heaviness of the line, the end of the line momentarily moves to the side or there is simply a sixth sense that says that this is the fish. You strike and, at that time, you do not know whether you are fast to the riverbed or a fish. And that feeling, when the leader tightens, when the fish moves, no other style of fishing will offer you that." ---Milan Hladik

In the summer of 1995 I was honored to fish under some of the finest guides in the country on the legendary rivers of Northern California. On many of these deep fast rivers the technique of choice is ‘tight line fishing’, this high stick method was adjusted and perfected over the years but the roots come from the Czech Republic. This style of fly-fishing, known as Czech nymphing, is a pure style of fishing done without indicators. I have found it’s an essential tool to add to your arsenal of weapons for catching trout. I have mastered this art throughout the years, but most of all I have simplified the art of teaching this craft. My goal, upon completion of this class, is to give you the freedom to rig your own rod and display and understand this style. I recommend it for intermediate to advanced flyfishers.

This five hour class will be devoted to equipment, terminal tackle rigging, reading water and fishing techniques.

* This class with be taught throughout the season, upon demand *

A complete summary of class on DVD will be given to each student at the end of class.

1-2 anglers-$350.00
add extra anglers $75.00

Booking/Cancellation Policy

Please secure your reservation with a Visa/MC. A full deposit by personal check or money order is required within 30 days of your scheduled trip date. All rates quoted are cash or check prices.

In the event of your cancellation:

1. Your deposit is fully refundable prior to 14 days of your scheduled trip date.

2. For cancellations within 14 days of the trip, the full amount is non-refundable.

Please be prepared with current California Fishing license, for those sixteen and older. And please remember fishing is an outdoor activity and you must come prepared for the elements. We do not issue rain checks/cancellations for inclement weather conditions.

Pat Jaeger (760) 872-7770

Spring rates and clinics for eastern sierra Summer rates and clinics for Eastern Sierra Fly-Fishing Fall Rates and Clinics for Eastern Sierra Fly-Fishing Winter rates and clinics for eastern sierra fy-fishing
Spring fishing at Lower Owens, Hot Creek, East Walker and Crowley Lake.
Summer fishing at San Joaqin, Hot Creek, East Walker, Crowley Lake and Owens River.

Fall fishing at Lower Owens, Upper Owens and Crowley Lake.


Winter fishing and drift trips on the Lower Owens and the Gorge