Fly Fishing Travel

Kiene's Fly Shop Travel Service is headed up by Kiene's owner Gary Eblen and director of travel services, Mark Merrill.  Gary and Mark have traveled the fly fishing world for over 25 years.  They have fly fished hundreds of destinations worldwide. Mark is a a recognized expert in New Zealand, Bahamas, Alaska Mexico and Montana.  Talk to the experts about your next fly fishing adventure. 

Kiene's Fly Shop has booking arrangements with over 90 worldwide destinations.  They are represented on our travel website with meaningful information to help you pick a trip of a lifetime.   

Kiene's Fly Shop can arrange for group trips up to 15 people to lodges all over the world.  Got a conference you need to build? We will work out all of the details and let you concentrate on the meetings.  We will build in activities of interest to all of your guests. 

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Guide Service


Kiene’s Fly Shop Guide Services are headed by Andy Guibord and Joe Vasquez. Joe and Andy have been guiding in our area for over 25 years. They are familiar with all Northern California waters. Either Joe or Andy are in our store daily to answer questions and book your next guide trip. Deal with people that guide, not sales people.

Kiene’s Fly Shop has over 25 guides hand selected by Joe  and Andy that guide waters from the California/Oregon border to the Mammoth Lake area. All Kiene’s Fly Shop guides are qualified, knowledgeable, and excellent instructors . They will work hard for you.

Kiene’s Fly Shop Guide Services can put together group trips.  We have handled groups of up to 12 anglers on Northern California waters. Think good times on the water! 

Classes & Clinics

At Kiene's Fly Shop we have instructional clinics to bring you up to speed on practically every aspect of fly fishing such as fly tying classes, casting classes-both private and group and on the water clinics where you will learn all about close by waters. All clinics are conducted by staff who are experts in the particular subject matter of the clinic.  

Mike Powers has taught our comprehensive fly fishing classes for over twenty years.  He keeps the class size to only six students, so every one gets the attention they need. Mike in addition to Capt. Andy Guibord, guide/staffer Jared Shakin, and Capt. Happy Nguyen offer private lessons too.  John Hogg teaches our  Spey casting classes.

We also offer instructional clinics geared to specific trophy waters in central and northern California.  Waters range from our own lower American River, Lower Yuba River, and the Eastern Sierra.  

Tim Au-Young is our master fly tying instructor and for twenty years he has nurtured fly tiers of all skill levels.  Tim keeps classes small so  you get the attention you need. Whether you are a novice, intermediate or expert, Tim can help you reach the next level.