Mike Pease

Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Guide in Northern California

Mike Pease

Details

Date Range

Sacramento Valley - all year
Sierra Nevada Mountains - Last Saturday in April until November 15

Rate Range

$350 for ½ day (1-2 clients), $450 for full day (1-2 clients)

What is Provided to Customer

All trips include full equipment use (rod, reel, and terminal tackle including flies), transportation and guide service. Lunch and beverages are provided for full day trips and snacks are provided for ½ day trips.

Region/Terrain Where You Fish

Northern California/Walk & Wade Fly Fishing Guide - Primary streams include Feather River (North Fork, Middle Fork, Lower), American (Lower, Middle Fork), Lower Yuba, Lower Sacramento, and Calaveras.

Typical Weather by Season

Sacramento Valley: Fall - 60's-70's, Winter - 40's-60's, Spring - 60's-70's, Summer - 80's-100's

Sierra Nevada Mountains: Fall - 50's-60's, Winter - 20's-40's, Spring - 50's-60's, Summer - 70's-90's

Itinerary

Sample of Typical Itinerary

Full day: Typically meet at 8 a.m. near the fishing destination. Fishing until around 12 pm with approximate 30 min. lunch. Fish until approximately 4:00-4:30 pm. Beginning and ending times are flexible to meet client needs and/or to take advantage of hatches.

Half day: Can be either 8 am-12 pm or 1-5 pm. Beginning and ending times are flexible to meet client needs and/or to take advantage of hatches.

Instruction: 1, 2, and 3 day clinics and classes offered at the serene Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch near Graeagle, CA, which is approximately 2.5 hours from Sacramento. Information can be found at www.mikepeaseadventures.com. Also offer 1:1 instruction with 2 hour minimum at $75/hour per person.

Species

Species You Fish for:

Trout & Steelhead

Gear

What Should Customers Bring?

Mandatory Items

  • California Fishing License - we cannot fish without it
  • Breathable chest high waders & wading boots – MANDATORY in spring, fall, or winter – optional in summer
  • Prepared to wade - wading shorts & wading shoes (summer only) – OR chest high waders & wading boots (see below)
    • If wading shorts & wading shoes, then change of clothes each day
  • Sunglasses (polarized much preferred)
  • Magnifying glasses & leash (for those of us that need them this is a must!) – I use 3.0
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Clothes for hot, cold and rain – gortex rain slicker, I like Smart Wool and/or fleece – bring layers
  • Extra clothes for after in case you get wet
Optional Items
  • Breathable chest high waders & wading boots – MANDATORY in spring, fall, or winter
  • Rod - 8.5' to 9', 5 or 6 weight is best
  • Reel - floating line, 7.5-10' leader ending in 4x. Bring 4x and 5x tippet
  • Varying size split shot, thing a ma bobber as indicator
  • Fly fishing vest
  • Wading staff (old ski pole with a rope leash works well)
  • Varying size split shot, thing-a-ma-bobber as indicator
  • Flies (I will provide, but if you want for after our trip) - Nymphs- bead head prince and birds nest Sz 14. Dries - caddis Sz 14, parachute Adams 16-12, and orange stimulator size 8-12
  • Polarized sunglasses
  • Towel
  • Bathing suit for days we go swimming
  • Camera
  • Knapsack for extra clothes and items
DON'T bring valuables that you have to leave in your car - just in case
Don't bring lunch – I will provide it :)

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions


Q. What type of gear do you recommend?
A. Orvis recommended gear list by stream:

MF Feather River, Calaveras – 3 or 4 wt./ 7.5'- 8.5' Helios 2, Recon, Clearwater or Superfine rods & packages that include reels/line/etc.

NF Feather, MF American – 5 or 6 wt./8.5' Helios 2, Recon, or Clearwater rods & packages that include reels/line/etc.

Lower Yuba, Lower Feather, and Lower Sacramento - 6 wt. Helios 2, Recon, or Clearwater rods & packages that include reels/line/etc.

Safe Passage Sling Pack or Hydros Strap Fishing Vest

Reviews

Mike Pease
Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Guide
Northern California

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