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Fishing the Yuba River and Skwala Hatch Class

This single session will prepare members for the current and upcoming Skwala hatches on the Lower Yuba river in January through March. The course material consists of Skwala hatch entomology, suggested flies, recommended rigging, local maps, and successful fishing techniques, as well as local guide tips.

The Skwalas begin hatching in early January and are known as the first big bug hatch of the year and last until the end of March. They can occur, weather dependent, in large populations of both dry flies and hatching nymphs that attract large fish in the Yuba, including Steelhead.

Course topics:

  • Timing of the Skwala Stonefly hatch
  • Where to find an locate the Skwalas
  • What is the Skwala stonefly
  • How to fish the Skwala in different stages
  • Approach a rising fish
  • How to cast and presentation requirements
  • Rigging for the stonefly hatch
  • Weather and seasonal impacts on the hatch
  • Where to fish the Lower Yuba river; access points
  • Other hatching and fly opportunities with hatch charts


Check our event calendar to see if this course is already scheduled. If not, please submit the interest form below. The club's Education Director will contact you when we receive enough interest to start another class.

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