A professional spey casting instructor and also providing guide service dedicated to giving clients the highest quality fly fishing experience at reasonable prices. With over twenty years experience fly fishing the California coast, Bill Calhoun is a professional fly tier and fly fishing instructor for both fresh and salt water. He is also a Federation of Fly Fishers certified fly casting instructor and a Sage endorsed spey casting instructor. With Bill's dedication, depth of knowledge, contacts in the industry and the deserving reputation that he has built his business upon, he gives people a tremendous value and unmatched service.
Comfort, safety, attention to detail and overall value are several reasons why loyal customers continue to use this experienced guide service. Take a day to escape and enjoy an exciting day on the water with Calhoun's Coastal Fly Fishing.
Guided Fly Fishing In Newport Harbor - For a more serene environment discover the calm waters of Newport Harbor and the local back bays. Here you will enjoy the hard fighting spotted bay bass, sand bass, halibut, yellowfin croaker, spotfin croaker, corbina and sargo. You'll be casting six to eight weight outfits with small streamers in between docks and pilings or over shallow water drop offs small beaches and grassy flats. Upon request you can take a break from the action and dock the boat to one of the many famous bayside restaurants that surround the harbors. Newport Harbor is just five miles or ten minutes from the Orange County, John Wayne (SNA) airport.
Guided Fly Fishing Trips To Catalina Island - Learn first-hand why Catalina Island is one of the hottest fly fishing destinations on the west coast. If you're looking for trophy size game fish, this is where you'll find them. Catalina is home to yellow tail, white sea bass, halibut and big calico bass. Also breezing around the Island are aggressive bonito and barracuda.
The surroundings at Catalina include scenic beaches, dramatic coastal cliffs and immense kelp forests that meet deep blue turquoise water. Witness the sunning seals, breaching dolphins, diving seabirds and whales that make up the local wildlife.
For Bill, spey casting for steelhead is the pinnacle of fly fishing. He believes using a two handed spey rod is the most effective and enjoyable technique used to catch these majestic fish.
Learning how to spey cast can be a bit intimidating and frustraiting. There are some great books and videos on spey casting to help you get started. However, there is no better way to speed up your learning curve than hands on training with a qualified instructor.
Bill has taught spey casting for many years and has become a Sage endorsed spey casting instructor. He teaches both two handed and single hand spey casting techniques.
The popularity of spey casting has brought to market enough rods, reels, lines, and leaders to confuse anyone. Bill has seen and used the vast majority of it all and he has all the equipment necessary to get you started. We work closely with Bill to ensure that you are well educated and prepared for when you are ready to purchase your first outfit - or your 10th!
Bill's rates are hourly, and are based on your needs & desires, location, travel distances and level of equipment that you may need or prefer. Call for additional information.