Tuesday – November 12: Jon Baiocchi – “Northern California”

JON BAIOCCHI | 6:30-8:30PM

2330 Los Feliz Dr, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362 –  map

This event is OPEN to GUESTS and the PUBLIC

Jon has an all new PowerPoint presentation that was especially created for numerous fly clubs looking for a more technical program on fishing the dry fly.

“Mastering the Dry Fly” entails a brief history of the dry fly and those anglers who were involved from the beginning, simple to complex presentations, understanding rise forms, approaching water structure, tips & tricks, and Jon’s favorite patterns for eager to educated trout.

For many of us, dry fly fishing is the pinnacle of the sport. Who can resist the slow seductive rise of a hungry brown trout or the explosive surface action of feeding rainbows? However, in the heat of the moment when the hatch is on, wild casting and poor technique can send those feeding fish back to the depths of the stream. The dry fly game has its own rules – careful observation, accuracy and fly selection all play their part. It’s a tantalizing blend of frustration and elation. Luckily expert help is close at hand. Welcome our November presenter, John Baiocchi, owner and head guide of Baiocchi’s Guide Service and an expert in the fine art of the dry fly.

Beautiful images and new detailed animated slides provide the audience with clear and concise information for future endeavors on the water while dry fly fishing. This will be a program you do not want to miss!


Jon Baiocchi Owner/Lead Guide
Baiocchi’s Troutfitters  (link)

Master fly angler Jon Baiocchi has been fly fishing and tying flies since 1972, and is a California licensed fly fishing guide (#2847), published author, educator, innovative tier, and an award winning public speaker giving fly fishing presentations to clubs and expos across the state of California, and the west coast.

Born in San Jose, Ca in 1965, his Dad moved the entire family to Paradise, Ca in 1967 to be closer to prime fly fishing venues, and to raise his family in the spectacular conifer forests of Northern California.

Jon’s Dad, Bob Baiocchi, was inducted into the Federation of Fly Fishers Hall of Fame in 1999, and was a major influence in helping Jon hone his fly fishing skills at a very young age. Read an article about Bob Baiocchi’s life here and his decades-long conservation battle entitled “The Good Fight” by Tom Martens of California Fly Fisher Magazine.

After finishing high school, Jon opted out of college to pursue a career as a professional snowboarder, competing at a national level, starring in feature movies, and working with manufacturers in their research and development programs. After his career ended in 1993, Jon focused entirely on fly fishing, and honing the intricate details of his home waters.

Jon now owns and operates Baiocchi’s Troutfitters guide service in Northern California where he has been guiding for the last 21 years. He has a reputation as a very hard working guide that’s been trained by some of fly fishing’s best known anglers, both past and present. His enthusiasm for the sport is contagious, and combined with his simple approach to teaching gives students the skills needed to be successful on all types of water. Moved by all things flora and fauna his passion for such is never ending. Sharing the knowledge with others is of the greatest importance to him now, and too see others progress with their skills, and reach the next level in fly fishing fulfills his life. It’s the legacy his father left him, and a cherished tradition that Jon will continue in his honor.

Lake Davis, the Wild & Scenic Middle Fork Feather River, Frenchman Lake, the North Fork Yuba River, The Big & Little Truckee Rivers, The Lower Yuba River, and many secluded creeks in Eastern Plumas County. Jon’s philosophy on fly fishing is to keep it simple, be confident in your presentation, and enjoy the great outdoors. His favorite game is stalking and sight fishing to large trout in shallow water whether it is a river, or a still water.