Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Whether you're new to it, want to explore new rivers, or traveling and want to get on the water, GuideBox is the quickest and easiest way to get the gear and information you need in river specific and guide-curated kits to get fishing.
Designed by lifelong friends Justin Bilbao and Gregg Shaw, GuideBox is a collaborative project between professional guides, top shelf fly fishing brands, key retail partners and anglers to help you "Know Your Water". These are Guided Experiences for the DIY Angler.
Each GuideBox is curated with the right flies, the right leader and the right gear for your river, at the time you want to fish it. Also included with each box is a detailed river map, guide notes, a handful of stickers, and a mystery surprise for on or off the water. Your GuideBox contains all the information and equipment you need to become a proficient and ethical angler, and subscribers gain access to a members only web and mobile portal with up to the minute river information, water conditions, guide notes and instructional content.
Each GuideBox Contains:
(8) premium, guide curated flies designed for your water, at the time you want to fish.
(1) reusable, segmented GuideBox fly cup.
(1) river specific 9’ tapered GuideBox leader.
(1) river specific spool of GuideBox tippet.
(1) pack of GuideBox weights.
(1) GuideBox indicator.
(1) River Data card with map and access points.
(1) Guide card with Guide Notes and intel.
(2) GuideBox stickers.
(1) mystery item for on or off water use.
The GuideBox roster of fly fishing guides brings decades of knowledge and experience to each unique GuideBox. Navigate through the website to learn more about the GuideBox pros who curate each box to help you succeed, and learn how to be a subscriber to this useful and informative fly fishing tool. I'm extremely stoked to be a part of this project and looking forward to creating more boxes for the aspiring fly angler!
Monday, February 4, 2019
Reported on Monday Febuary 4th at 10:40am - The parade of storm systems spinning into Northern California has greatly effected the river conditions with higher flows and turbidity. The projected river forecast is calling for flows to be between 5 and 7,000 cfs by tomorrow morning. Englebright will probably spill over as the reservoir is at 96% of capacity.
Deer creek continues to rise and fall with each systems that plows through. With low snow levels last night and tonight into Tuesday, there will be more runoff in the local micro watersheds that feed into the tributary's of the North, Middle, and South forks of the Yuba. All that water collecting together for their final flow down the Lower Yuba River, and into the Feather River.
I'm looking forward to days like the picture above, but it might be a while before the river has optimum conditions again. We'll just have to wait and see. Make the most of this down time by tying flies, cleaning lines, organizing gear, and reading up on a particular aquatic insect, or a certain technique for future outings. If you have any questions about the Lower Yuba River, or want to get on my calendar for 2019, just give me a call at 530.228.0487, or shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org