Guide : Guy Jeans - Federation of Fly Fishers Certified Fly Casting Instructor
Redington and Simms Guide Ambassador
YEARS GUIDING: 10
RIVERS: North Fork Kern River, South Fork Kern River, Lower Kern River, all tributaries in the Southern Sierras and Lake Isabella
FISHING TYPE: Fresh (warm), Fresh (cold)
IDEAL GUIDE / CLIENT DAY: Many of my clients have become my good friends and even best friends. Those friendships have come from guiding good people who wanted to learn this incredible sport. I really enjoy the client that loves to learn and enjoys being on the river, lake or stream. I enjoy taking care of them and making sure they have the best experience possible.
OTHER PERSONAL INTERESTS / FACTS: I’m a musician and composer and I used to play professionally for 15 years before I got a real job guiding. I play piano and used to tour around with a popular Ska/Reggae band back in the 80’s and 90’s. I love all types of music. I still play and write songs a bit for my two girls, Brooke and Elli. I own a fly shop called Kern River Fly Shop where I spend most of my time if I’m not on the water. When I’m not there, I’m usually with my girls enjoying the river or a stream somewhere in the Kern Valley.
SPECIAL SERVICES: I guide float trips and walk and wade trips. I also guide in the Legendary Golden Trout Wilderness where I host and guide 5 -7 day pack trips where we fish for 3 of California’s wild heritage trout. I do classes from beginner to expert.
SPECIALIZED TECHNIQUES: Czech Nymphing, nymphing, streamer, and dry fly techniques for trout and small mouth bass. Specialized techniques to fly fish for largemouth bass and carp.