Pontoon Workshops on the Lower Yuba River A Lance Gray & Co. / Baiocchi's Troutfitters colab

The Pontoon Workshop is all about teaching fly anglers how to safely drift down rivers for greater access while fly fishing. As always, we go above and beyond with the workshop curriculum. The workshop covers water safety, reading water and route options, recognizing water hazards, forward and back rowing, pivoting, ferrying, and recommended equipment plus upgrades. The Pontoon Workshop ensures plenty of “on the water” learning time that will give our students the confidence needed for a safe and enjoyable drift down the river for future trips.

The Lower Yuba River is our venue for the workshop, which is nearly perfect for pontoon boat applications. We float the river from the Parks Bar / Hwy 20 Bridge to Sycamore Ranch, coaching each student on proper watercraft skills. Students gain the needed skill set and progression in their personal rowing skills to become more comfortable with their craft and overcome challenges while being assisted by seasoned oarsmen. During the second half of the float, participants will have the opportunity to fish select runs and learn even more with techniques and tactics of fly fishing on the Lower Yuba River. If you're looking to explore the journey of learning to drift moving water, this is the workshop for you.


September 16th, 2017.

September 18th, 2017.

October 19th, 2017

All students must wear a PFD and Wading Belt to participate.

The Pontoon Workshop is taught by three instructors per every eight enrolled students. Cost is $175 per student for the one day workshop. Riverside lunch is provided. Students need to bring their own equipment, and must possess a valid California fishing license, and Steelhead Card.

To sign up and secure your spot on the Lower Yuba River Pontoon Workshop contact Lance Gray at http://www.lancegrayandcompany.com/, or Jon Baiocchi at http://www.baiocchistroutfitters.com/

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