Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Yuba Fest Youth Fly Fishing

Yuba Fest 2019 Youth Fly Fishing Program
Where: Sycamore Ranch County Park
5390 Highway 20, Browns Valley, CA
When: October 12, 2019
Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Fee - Its a free event

The Yuba Fest Youth Fly Fishing component is a youth fly fishing program initiated by the Northern California Council Fly Fishing International (NCCFFI) and the Gold Country Fly Fishers which is dedicated to developing and enabling a new generation of fly fishers and conservation minded youth and to encourage them to love and protect the waters that nourish fish and people.

Our Vision
Our vision is to develop our youth into skilled, confident, caring leaders who love the outdoors and fly fishing, invigorate fly fishing clubs, gain recognition for their achievements and contributions to our communities, advocate for conservation, and share their knowledge and values with other youth.

Our Values

  • Teaching Awareness
  • Connecting to Community and others
  • Establishing Confidence
  • Teaching to Focus
  • Inclusion with peers and society
  • Teaching Leadership skills
  • Learning Patience
  • Teaching respect of others
  • Sharing life skills.
Why It Matters
Character Development

Kids thrive on adventure and discovery, they grow in character through fun experiences in the outdoors, and become aware and responsible by caring for more than themselves. That is what fly fishing is all about, it's the perfect medium for this journey.

  • Discover: The Yuba Fest Youth Program is not about lectures. It's about developing skills and knowledge through hands-on experiences that stimulate the imagination for a lifetime of learning and enjoyment in the outdoors.
  • Connect: Fly fishing is not about a virtual reality. It's about real interaction with other youth, with family, and with nature. Try connecting with a fish on a fly, and you'll see why!
  • Protect: It's not about taking. It;s about taking care. Today's youth are the leaders of tomorrow. The more they know, the better they'll enjoy and protect the waters that nourish fish and people.

The Yuba Fest Program

What is fly Fishing?: The youth in attendance will learn about the equipment that is used when fly fishing and how in differs from conventional fishing methods. They will learn about the fly fishing "Catch and Release" ethic.

Fly Casting: The participants will learn how to cast a fly rod and the principles of what makes a fly rod and fly line work.

Bugs: Fish eat bugs. We will examine bugs that have been collected from the river and will see what they look like, how they move and how to imitate them with flies. 

Fly Tying: When you fly fish you use artificial flies that imitate the bugs that the fish eat. The youth in attendance will tie flies that match aquatic insects.

What does this cost?

Fee? - There is no fee for the program.

Sign Up by Phone - You can sign up for the Youth Fly Fishing Program by calling  Clay Hash at 530-913-1334

Need More Info? - Email Clay Hash at

You can show up on the day of the event, October 12, 2019, at Sycamore Ranch County Park, located at 5390 Hi 20, Browns Valley, CA. The event starts at 9:00 am to goes to 4:00 pm.

Other Important Information

  • All youth participants must have a parent or legal guardian present during the Youth Fly Fishing event.
  • Yuba Fest will provide all of the equipment for the event. All you need to bring is water, sunscreen and a pair of sunglasses.
So Come to Yuba Fest 2019
Mark the Date and Join the Fun!

You can visit the Gold Country Fly Fishers at

You can visit the NCCFFI at


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