Tailwater School

Fly Fishing Traditions Tailwater School on the Lower Yuba River

Fly Fishing Traditions is proud to offer a Tailwater School that will take place on the beautiful Lower Yuba River. This class will enable you to develop the skills necessary to chase tailwater trout all over the western states. You will learn the skills and tactics to stalk trout and steelhead.

The students will learn techniques such as how to dead drifting  indicators, tight line nymphing, upstream dry fly, downstream dry fly, swinging soft hackles. The two day schools also gives the students crucial one on one time with the instructors. The course is designed for the intermediate to advanced students who want to advance their skills.

What You Will Learn

The students will progress with a tour of the distinct water types you will find on most tailwater streams. Each water type will be analyzed and the proper tactics will be discussed, demonstrated and taught. We will cover the tactics and techniques required to fish water types such as;

  • Riffles
  • Drop-offs at the bottom of riffles
  • Slots and holes
  • Runs
  • Eddy Pools
  • Tailouts
  • Dropoffs after a Tailout
  • Bank Water
  • Redds and Buckets
You'll learn how to rigg up correctly for the various methods and tactics. You'll learn how to present the flies in a fishing situation and what flies to use at what time of year. 

Table Top Classroom and Educational Handouts

The Tailwater School will be structured with table top classroom discussions with educational handouts for each student to follow and take home as references for late. These tabletops will be followed with on the water sessions to practice and hone the skills necessay for you to fish a tailwater stream successfully.

FFT Tailwater School Details
  • Cost $250.00 per student for the two day school. Price includes lunches, snacks and beverages!
  • Outdoor tabletop classroom for classwork.
  • Rods, Reels and Lines  provided upon request.
  • Each day will include a streamside lunch, snacks and beverages.
  • FFT Published Booklets are included.
  • The Switch Rod School will be structured with one instructor for each 2 students.
  • The School will have a maximum number of 4 students.
Sign Up for the Tailwater School and School Dates

  • Cost $240.00 per student for the two day school. Price includes three educational booklets, BBQ lunches and snacks.
Bonus Offer for Signing Up for a FFT School
  • Enrollment in any of the FFT school entitles you to a $100 discount on a one day drift boat FFT Floating Clinic on the Lower Yuba River.

For questions regarding the Tailwater School you can;

(a) Call Clay at 530-913-1334  to ask any questions or to reserve a space.
(b) Mail Clay at; Fly Fishing Traditions - 13572 Green Lane - Grass Valley, CA 95945
(c) Email Clay at hashcon@comcast.net Email Clay Hash Make a note of which date you are signing up for. 

Thanks, Clay