September 25, 2023

Fly Fishing Day Trip

Cast your line in Kern River's pristine waters. 

Fly Fishing Day Trip

Cast your line in Kern River's pristine waters. 

Event Details

Guided by

Sydney Cortright


03:00pm - 06:00pm


September 16, 2023

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About Sydney Cortright

Sydney is a California native with Montana roots. She picked up fly fishing by following in her late father’s footsteps, and this passion has brought her to some of the most beautiful backcountry gems. Officially hooked, she continues to learn new techniques across mountains and oceans and is happy to teach the basics to anyone who’s willing to go on an adventure.


Experience fly fishing the Kern River on this guided day trip as we fish for the native Kern River rainbow trout. Hiking will be slow and mild as we meander up the river for different fishing spots with not much elevation gain.


The hike along the river will vary between 4-6 miles out and back as we mozy up and down the river to fish. There will be minimal elevation gain and it is not strenuous.

There are multiple camping options available in the area if you would like to camp.

Trail Information

Kern River Upper Trail (from Johnsondale Bridge)

What's included

  • Fly fishing guide
  • Fly fishing equipment
  • Shared access to safety gear (satellite communicator, first-aid kit, water filter)

What to bring

  • Proper hiking clothing & shoes
  • Water Shoes (e.g. Tevas, Chacos)
  • All food & drinks you will need for the session
  • Sun protection (sunscreen, hat, etc.)
  • Sunglasses (polarized preferred as it helps with fishing)
  • Bug repellent
  • MUST HAVE: Fishing License (day or annual)


Participants must have hiking experience. Some fly fishing experience preferred or the prerequisite workshop “Intro to Fly Fishing”

To ensure the safety and enjoyment of all participants, please review and ensure you meet the following requirements. By registering, you hereby certify that you meet all requirements provided below. 1. CA Fishing license

2. Capability to comfortably carry a day pack

3. Prior experience hiking

4. A good to excellent overall physical fitness level.

5. No medical conditions or physical limitations that may affect your ability.

6. Familiarity with Leave No Trace principles



Sydney will be camped at the dispersed camping site - Bush Creek Campground - from Friday evening to Sunday. If you would also like to camp & hang out please join her! Arriving the night before or spending the night after your selected fishing time could make your trip a little easier, since it is a far drive.

While experienced and WFA certified, Sydney Cortright is not a professional guide but an outdoor enthusiast. She will make every effort to share her knowledge, provide assistance, and ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. She will carry essentials such as a group first aid kit and satellite communicator which enables contact with first responders in case of an emergency. However, ultimate responsibility for your safety and well-being rests with you. Each participant must be prepared for the physical demands of the trip, carry their own gear and supplies, and be able to make informed decisions in a wilderness setting. Official meet-up location and further event details to be sent out upon ticket confirmation.