Peninsula Fly Fishers

General Meeting with Hogan Brown

  • August 16, 2012
  • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • HCC
Hogan Brown BIO
Hogan began fly fishing from an early age virtually growing up on the banks of the North Fork and Lower Yuba rivers. He began hitch hiking the 5 miles from his house to the Lower Yuba River with a fly rod in hand in Junior High school. He has chased trout and steelhead in California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Saskatchewan, British Columbia, and Alberta provinces in Canada. 

Far from being a trout snob, Hogan has spent considerable time fishing for largemouth and smallmouth bass and readily admits to enjoying catching carp and catfish on a fly! Hogan has become one of the leading innovators in warm water fly fishing in Northern California. Just as passionate about fly tying, Hogan has developed a unique approach to tying bass, carp, steelhead, and trout flies with the sierra foothills and the CA central valley as his testing ground. 

Hogan blends many different styles with his own unique approach to create innovative flies for catching bass, carp, steelhead, and trout. Hogan is a contract tier for Idylwilde Fly Co. and has over 24 patterns out through them. Hogan began guiding the North Fork and Lower Yuba Rivers when he graduated from high school and eventually relocated to Chico to attend Chico State. Hogan is a 2005 graduate of Chico State with a degree in Social Science and a minor in Psychology. After that he graduated from National University in 2006 with a single subject teaching credential and a Masters in Education. 

Residing in Chico, Hogan after 11 years of guiding 175+ days a year now teaches high school. Hogan still guides about 75-100 days a year on the Lower Yuba River, Lower Sacramento River, Trinity River, and Feather River along with various bass and carp water and small streams and rivers outside of Chico. Hogan is also a published author with articles appearing in both Northwest Fly Fishing and Southwest Fly Fishing Magazine along with Saltwater Fly Fishing Magazine and California Fly Fisher. He is also an FFF certified casting instructor.

SHORT BIO (by: Kevin Price)
Ever pick on a kid with glasses? Hogan Brown wears thick glasses, but before you give him a mouthful, you might want to look in your fly box and recognize the mans fly tying skills. Hogan has done the math, caught the fish, and put together an arsenal of over 30 fish fooling signature patterns for anglers of all skill levels. Hogan has developed flies for all kinds of species, and still has time to be a loving Daddy, Guide and a High school teacher, where he gets plenty of harassment I’m sure. Can’t pronounce weird Latin words that describe a certain bugs scientific name, Hogan can, Then he will give you details about what those flies do during their life-cycle in the bushes or in the water. It’s strange info only a bug freak who wears coke bottles would know, but nothing to make fun of if your spending hard earned money on flies to catch fish. Hogan’s patterns, experience and personality are no joking matter.

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