There are, according to Google… over 16,900,000 websites discussing fly fishing,

YouTube shows over 74,900 videos dealing with the same subject and the iPhone and Android phones even have applications available, assuming you take them to the river!

So, for anyone with Internet access, finding information (and misinformation!) on the subject of fishing knots is pretty easy.

However, we have come across a few websites that seem particularly helpful, and they’re listed below.

 Here are links to help you prepare for your next trip:
Lower Sacramento River, CA
 Sacramento Delta, CA  – Bass
California Surf and Beaches Fly Fishing

Sierra Drifters Guide Service                                                      

Hunter Liggett Military Reservation                                       

Frontiers International Flyfishing                                            

Baja on the Fly                                                                              

Dan Blanton Outdoor Ventures                                               

National Parks                                                                                – check the forecast for your destination    

Maps & detailed point to point travel directions                  

ON-LINE SHOPPING                                 

Here are links to make sure you have everything you will need:


Kern River Troutfitters – Guy Jeans shop in Kernville             

Fisherman’s Spot in Van Nuys                                                      

Fly Fishing Specialties in Citrus Heights                                    

Kiene’s Fly Shop in Sacramento                                                   

The Fly Shop in Redding                                                                 

Bob Marriotts Fly Fishing                                                                


Orvis Online Catalog                                                                         

Cabelas Online Catalog                                                                      

Here are local & regional reports for both fresh water & salt water:
  — Fresh Water —
 CA Trout Plants : California DF&G Fish Planting Schedule
Kern River : Kern River Fly Fishing 
Mammoth Area : Troutfitters In Mammoth Eastern Sierras
Sacramento – American Rivers : Fly Fishing Specialties 
Northern CA – Redding :   The Fly Shop
  — Salt Water
Gary Bulla Saltwater report
Fly Fishing for California HALIBUT


                                                                                 Here are websites that are excellent resources for the fly tier:


The Flytiers Page – the best photographs of flies on the Internet                

Fly Anglers Online – weekly online magazine with extensive pattern library

Fly Fish Food – Tying Tutorial                                                                                   

Match the Hatch – with this California hatch index                                           


                                                                                                           Sites that will help you learn more about fly fishing:


California Fly Fishers Magazine                                                                              

Fishing Knot Videos                                                                                                   

Fly Fishing Internet Radio                                                                                        

Orvis Learning Center                                                                                                    

Join the club and let's fish!


Santa Lucia Fly Fishers
P. O. Box 166
San Luis Obispo, CA 93406