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CONSULTATION SERVICE

New to Oregon?    New to steelheading?    Just want to learn?    You own a boat?

Jake is licensed and insured to fish with you on your boat and help you get dialed in. He also teaches fishing seminars. If you do not have a boat but a favorite stretch of river Jake can still help you improve your bank fishing.

The consultation service is for those who want to improve their fishing knowlege on-their-terms. Maybe you already love to fish and have a boat, or spot in mind, but are not yet dialed in enough to consistently catch fish (or as many fish as they would like). Maybe you love to fish and just bought your first boat, Jake gives rowing instruction too. Or maybe you would like to take your family and friends out fishing but want some pointers before the big trip.

Kids are welcome and free with an adult!

SOME FISHING – RELATED INSTRUCTION OPTIONS 
How to cast a fly rod Reading water Using scents Using a centerpin rod Tuning plugs
How to fish with an indicator or float How to use a fly rod How to wade fish Side-drifting tips and tactics How to properly fight a big fish
Line options Rod options Reel options Choosing clips, swivels, beads, etc. Customizing techniques by fishing hole
Storing and organizing gear How to cure bait How to fillet fish How to vacuum seal fillets How to  cut bait
Tying yarn flies How to pick size of plug, bait, bead, or yarn fly Bead fishing for steelhead How to adjust to rising or falling water levels How to adjust to murky or clear water

Note. This list is hardly all-inclusive, these are just examples of what you might like to go over.

  SOME BOATING – RELATED INSTRUCTION OPTIONS 
 
Rowing tips and tactics Reading water Organizing your gear effectively What water flows are safe? Seat adjustment

Using an anchor

Boat maintenance Rod holder placement Boat alignment in the current Boat placement when fishing
Required safety equipment Choosing comfortable life jackets How to keep from spooking fish with the boat Choosing a boat cover Conditioning oars
How to teach others to cast while you row Baiting up others while rowing Attire when rowing Cleaning up the river (always bring a trash bag) Using Gluvit waterproof epoxy
 

Note. This list is hardly all-inclusive, these are just examples of what you might like to go over.

 

WHERE WILL WE GO?

This is up to you. Jake will provide guidance in choosing a location if you’d like.

HOW LONG WILL WE GO OUT?

A full day is considered 6 to 8 hours on the water; it depends on the section of river we drift and how much knowledge you can soak up. If you have all your questions answered and would like to simply fish the remainder of the 8 hours, this is totally fine.

Every consultation trip also includes one ½ hour follow-up call to check-in just in case you have additional questions or lingering concerns.

WHAT WE PROVIDE ON A CONSULTATION TRIP:

· COFFEE
· Professional instruction
· Free fish-filleting (and vacuum-sealing for a small fee if we have time)
· A GREAT TIME!!!!

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

See Rates Page

  Jake Mahon's Guide Service
Your Steelhead and Trout Specialist
541-654-1776 • jakemahonsguideservice@gmail.com