Guided FlyFishing Trips and Casting Instruction


Whitney Gould guides for Headhunters Fly Shop, please see outfitters details below, after guiding at Alaska West, where she was an integral part of a guide staff that pioneered spey fishing for King Salmon. Whitney is a 6 time Spey-O-Rama world casting champ, and considered one of the worlds best two-handed casters. In the autumn, Whitney heads to California’s Klamath to guide/teach spey casting while pursuing fall run Steelhead, followed by a winter guiding Steelhead anglers on California’s North Coast. She is an OUPV Captain, an Ambassador for Gary Anderson Custom Rods, Simms Flyfishing Products and RIO Products.

Jefferson Spey Sessions 2019 – Klamath River Whitney Gould, Jason Hartwick and Rich Zellman are stoked to offer the spey schools again this year. Come join us to be engaged in all things spey/all things steelhead for three days of on the water instruction. We designed the Jefferson Spey Sessions to target sink-tip and floating line spey cast fundamentals, both for those who are developing new skills and those who want to continue to evolve and refine what they already know. No spey casting experience required!

Enjoy three nights of lodging at Sandy Bar Ranch, which sits atop of the mighty Klamath. Cabins built in the 50’s, of clear grain redwood and old growth Douglas fir. Steelhead fisherman of the time would rent these cabins for weeks on end to revel in the spoils of the lower Klamath. Guests return year after year. Simple, efficient cabins nestled amongst the trees offer, clean, comfortable rooms and all the necessary amenities. Return from a day on the Klamath and relax with a beer before dinner on the deck over looking the river.

Jason, Rich and Whitney are excited to share this place with you!

Each of the Jefferson Spey Sessions are limited to six angler students to ensure quality one-on-one instruction. Two sessions are available for this coming fall season:
October 31-November 3
November 7-10
Location: Sandy Bar Ranch, Orleans, CA
Cost: $1895 includes three nights of lodging, all meals , and three full days of guiding/instruction

Jefferson Spey Sessions will cover the following and more:
How to execute all key spey casts, both river right and river left
What equipment works best for you and the rivers you fish
How to swing flies through different water types
How to read steelhead holding water
Fly selection for summer/fall steelhead

“Thank you for an absolutely fabulous weekend. In the Jefferson Spey Camp you have the perfect blend of instruction for both steelhead fishing and spey casting. It is early but I am seriously considering doing the camp again next year, there is so much to learn and so little time. ”
-Dennis “Mitch” Reasoner

“Thanks for dialing in my cast, appreciate you guys sharing you passion and knowledge swinging flies.”
-Adam Petuskey

“Can’t say enough about how enjoyable fishing is swinging a fly with a spey rod. Thanks for putting me on the right path in the spey game. Thanks again!”
-Trevor Goff

“The school format was cool. It seemed like you put a lot of effort into making it work smoothly, and much thanks to you, and please pass on to Whitney, and Jason. It was very nice to relax at the property and have everything taken care of.
Our last morning was glorious. Lots of fish were rolling, must have seen 10-15. I had a fish blow up my fly and run at me and then jump and throw the hook, then about an hour later a wild buck climbed on and stuck. Super cool! I’m ready to go again next year, so keep me posted.”
-Bo Adams

“It was an eye opening experience as Whitney corrected my casting.”
-Keichi Aoyagi

Missouri River Trout Trips: Trout Spey and/traditional trout trips.

"Few rivers in the world possess the combination of trophy trout, massive hatches and great dry fly water. While you don’t need a guide to fish the Missouri, it certainly speeds up the learning curve for the unfamiliar. Experienced anglers have learned that a knowledgeable Missouri River guide helps them put more and bigger fish in the boat, and always have the flies and hatches dialed in. HeadHunters guide staff are all full-time professionals who spend hundreds of days each year fishing the Missouri River, and excel at both guiding and instructing for those looking to improve their game." HeadHunters Fly Shop; Outfitters John Arnold, Falls Outfitters MBO #5807 & Mark Raisler, Get The Drift MBO#9031. Trips arranged through and made payable to Outfitter. Contact Info: 406-235-3447

Northern California SteelHead Trips: Winter SteelHead trips; Contact Info: 503-313-7124 or