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Stillwater Fly Fishing Tactics, Ernie Gulley

Thursday, May 21, 2020, 5:30 PM until 8:00 PM
Online via Zoom. Details to follow.

General Meetings
Registration is not Required


You will learn about strategy and tactics for stillwaters.   How to find trout in stillwaters.  Entomology, when to use each food item found in stillwaters and how to use them in each time of the year.   Fly Patterns and how to select them to be successful.  How to use all of the different fly lines needed to be successful, floating, sinking, hover clear-intermediate lines.  Retrieve techniques for each of the fly lines we use in stillwater.   How to read the water, structure, weather, wind and habitat.   Fine tuning your tactics that will get you thru the easy and tough days! 

Ernie was born in southern California, and started fishing with his Dad as soon as he could walk. At age seven, Ernie and his family moved to New Orleans where he learned how to fish Lake Pontchartrain for speckled trout and other saltwater species.  Later he moved back to SoCal and began fishing Lake Crowley, Bridgeport Reservoir and many lakes in Utah, Idaho and Nevada. (Ernie currently resides in Riverside with his wife Shannon and their two children, Logan, age 13 and Aidan, age 10.)

In 1997, Ernie’s curiosity about fly fishing began and a true love affair was born. This love affair blossomed and he never looked back.  Ernie was mentored by Bob Slamal, one of Ernie’s legends in the fly fishing industry, and he also joined many local fly fishing clubs to learn as much as he could about fly fishing.  In 2007, Ernie won the “Double Haul in the Fall” tournament at Lake Crowley, now his home waters for guiding; this is where he has won both individual and team division titles.

Ernie is currently a professional fly fishing guide in southern California and the eastern Sierra and is known as one of the Sierra’s premier stillwater guides. Even when he is finished guiding for the day, you will find him back out on the water until sunset, always exploring, testing, observing, analyzing and putting in the extra time and effort to master his craft.  His philosophy is simple: you can always learn something new every time you are on the water.

Ernie is a “Pro Ambassador” for the Hardy Fly Fishing Company and the Cortland Line Company, among others.  He takes great pride in sharing his knowledge of fly fishing and his great passion is teaching stillwater fly fishing tactics.

You can learn more about Ernie and his guiding by going to:


Instagram:  @erniegulley

Twitter:   @erniegulley

Facebook:   Ernie Gulley and Ernie Gulley Fly Fishing Guide Service


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