Peninsula Fly Fishers

Yuba River Workshop. Guide Jon Baiocchi

  • February 21, 2021
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Yuba River, Hammond Park
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  • Registration starts January 9, 2021

Yuba River Skwala Stonefly Workshop with Jon Baiocchi

February 21, 2021

Workshop Agenda

Meeting Time: 9am
Workshop Ends: 4pm

Meeting Location: Sycamore Ranch County Park 5390 Hwy 20, Browns Valley, CA

Workshop location Hammond  Grove County Park 5560 Hwy 20, Browns Valley, CA

4 Rod Maximum for the fishout. cost per rod $165

Fishing Instruction/Workshop Notes:

Tactics for the Skwala stonefly hatch include dry fly & dry dropper presentations, and new Long Line Euro Nymphing techniques. Leader formulas, fly recommendations, access areas, local inside knowledge, insight on the hatch, and limited one on one guiding. Terminal tackle including leaders, tippets, and also electronic handouts provided. Limited fly patterns will be sold separately on site. Due to Covid-190 Policy, lunch not included.

Tackle Requirements

5 & 6wt. 9 to 10 ft. Medium/fast action rods with a softer tip for dry flies.

3 to 5wt. 10 to 11 ft. Euro rods for Long Line Tight Line Nymphing.


Floating WF for Dry flies, Competition Nymphing Line for Euro 

Leader: 9ft 4x, 5X leaders

Tippet: 4x,5x

Other: Personal vest with basic equipment so each angler can be self-sufficient while on the water.

FLY Patterns: 

Unit Skwala #10-12, Double Dutch Bug #10-12, yellow/olive Stimulators #10-12.

Pat’s Rubber Leg Stone olive/brown #10, TJ Hooker olive/brown #10, Jig Stones #10

Dropper Nymphs: Hogan’s S&M olive, brown #16-18, Jimmy Legs Stone yellow/brown #8-10, Pheasant Tail Flashback #16-22, JuJu Midge #18-22, red Copper John #16-18.

Other hatches present are BWO and PMD - Loop Wing parachutes (Baetis #16-22) (PMD #14-16) Sparkle Duns (Baetis #16-22) (PMD #14-16).

Other Gear:  Wading Staff, rain jacket, net. Polarized Sunglasses, hat sun screen. Bring a chair for lunch.

Lodging options: Check for Lower Yuba River Area Resources on Jon's website here 


The Skwala hatch may be a bit overrated, but the wild trout and steelhead that live in the Yuba River key in on this first big meal of the new year. Fishing a Skwala dry is the most rewarding way to catch large, educated trout on the Yuba, and seeing the take happen in real time is the epitome of fly fishing. The Yuba River has one of the best Skwala hatches found in the west, and it is the perfect classroom to hone your skills and your ability to match the hatch for challenging trout and steelhead. You will learn much from this most informative workshop centered on entomology that you can apply all over the west. This is an intermediate class for anglers who want to heighten their skills to the next level. The Yuba River's terrain is moderate to heavy at times with loose cobblestones, rocky terrain, and slippery conditions. Participating anglers should be acclimated to river conditions, being stable, and experienced when wading, and while covering water runs, and riffles.

If you have questions please give me a call 415-509-2731

Tight Lines

Patrick Stauter

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