Join Pat on a 2-day educational experience to improve your success in nymph, dry fly, steamer and wet fly fishing. You will be introduced to entomology, reading the water, casting applications, short and long line dry fly presentation, indicator and indicator-less nymphing, fly selection, planning and basic knots.
These classes will take place on various waters from Bishop to Bridgeport, depending on the time of year, weather and weather flows.
Pat Jaeger, your instructor is a premier educator in this art, his goal is to teach the fundamentals which you will need to go out on your own. This two day crash course will set you on your way to enjoy the lifetime journey of tricking trout with chicken feathers tied to hooks.
Pat is an Instructor and Guide, he also brings with him years of experience on his home waters. He has fished and explored the Eastern Sierras for over 30 years!
Currently he is the owner / operator of the EASTERN SIERRA GUIDE SERVICE which located in the Mammoth Lakes area. He also spends up to six weeks in Oregon guiding for Steelhead on the Rogue River.
Class Dates for 2014
Saturday, June 7 & June 8
Saturday, July 26 & July 27
Saturday, August 23 & August 24
Saturday, September 20 & Sept 21
*Fishing licenses can be purchased in advance here at the shop.
Having just returned from the 2 day fly fishing experience with Pat Jaeger, I thought I would give you some feed back regarding the weekend at Mammoth
/ Bishop.rnFirst of all, let me say that Pat Jaeger is aptly named... I think it's the Dutch word for Hunter, and Pat is truly a hunter of fish.rnHe
was able to communicate techniques to me that I could translate into action. I never had so many strikes and actual successes while fishing in my
life.rnI now feel comfortable in using techniques with dry flies, dry flies and droppers, nymphing with and without indicators and weights, and
casting streamers down current. rnPat showed us how to actually find the fish and hunt them down. He was successful in teaching me the importance of
slowing down, breaking each strategy into parts, and implementing them smoothly and with purpose.rnThe other thing I learned was that in tying my
knots, to be precise and neat. I noticed that I got no strikes whatsoever if even my clinch knot was off, or, if there was an extra knot in the
tippet.rnFor the first time, I know that I took up the right sport in fly fishing as up until now I had many doubts.rnHe gave us many other tips and
simplified everything to the point of enjoying the sport without becoming too cerebral.rnPat's teaching ability is second to none and I can't say
enough good things about the weekend.rnMy only disappointment was that around 3 PM on Sunday, while standing chest deep in the Owens River (wet
wading) I finally landed a nice fish when thunder and lightning moved in. Pat made me realize that I was standing in water with a 9 foot lightning
rod in my hand. It was time to call it a day.rnThis was one of the best fishing weekends ever and it has converted me from spin cast fishing to
"HUNTING" with a fly rod.rnBest regards, rnDavid Watsonrn
This trip with Pat Jaeger to the Eastern Sierras was fantastic! I have been fly fishing for a few years and learned a ton. I would highly recommend
this trip to anyone. Pat emphasized the strategies and taught us to be able to identify the best solutions for the situations we encountered. Pat is
totally dedicated to making sure we took away the skills that would ensure our development and enjoyment of our fly fishing outings after this trip.
In fact, I spent another couple days in this beautiful setting fishing with a new confidence and enjoyment! I am looking forward to another outing
with Pat.rnPeter Dascalos, Wildomar, CA
I have been fishing with Pat for over 12 years. He is a fantastic teacher and very fun to fish with. His teaching method involves useful metaphors
that anyone can relate to and he makes the learning experience easy and enjoyable. Pat knows the Eastern Sierra like the back of his hand and he can
always put you on fish in a beautiful setting away from the crowds. I hightly recommend this class and also recommend Pat Jaeger as a top-notch guide
for the Eastern Sierra. (And he makes awesome sandwiches too!!)rnrnRon