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Featuring some of the Finest Steelhead Fishing in the Lower 48 States!

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Klamath Steelhead - October is usually prime-time for weather and fishing in Northern California!

Fly-Fishing School All skill levels!
Far Northern California
Wilderness & Travel Medicine

October 6 - 11, 2019
Approved for 16.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

This exciting Wilderness Medicine conference takes place in the context of a professionally guided fly-fishing school / adventure is designed for all skill levels. Beginners will get instruction and guiding from certified fly-casting instructors (FFF) and experts can get personalized single or two-handed instruction from some of the best casters and guides in the West. All week we will be targeting steelhead (ocean-run rainbow trout) that are known for their beauty and incredible fight.

Northern California is home to some of the finest fly-water in the lower 48. The school is located at Paradise Point, a gorgeous 20 acre deluxe tent camp on the banks of the legendary Klamath River. The wilderness camp has hot showers, river-view wall tents and gourmet food. Anglers will have a chance to float (drift boats) and wade through incredibly varied waters including the Klamath, and Scott Rivers- all famed for Autumn Steelhead runs. There is also excellent fishing right at the camp.

The flyfishing guide staff are outstanding professionals including many guides from WildWaters, an Orvis endorsed guide service, and Jefferson Flywater Guide Service. The guides are knowedgable, personable, patient, and enthusiastic! The guide to angler ratio is one guide for every 2 anglers.

Aside from excellent fishing, this Wilderness Medicine course is also a fantastic nature experience, with spectacular scenery and wildlife. We often see bear, eagles, otters and elk. The weather is typically mid 70's and gorgeous in early October.

Trip Cost: $2,845 6 days / 5 nights (Includes 5 days guided flyfishing, all flyfish instruction, accommodations and meals.)

Additional CME Cost: $695 (16 hrs Category I CME)

"An amazing adventure.....fun CME, a friendly way to learn and tremendous bonding experience with colleagues. I couldn't be more of an endorser of what Wilderness Medicine has done with these adventure courses." Tim Erickson, MD Professor of Emergency Medicine, U. of Illinois

The flyfish Wilderness Medicine CME course is an "amazing trip!...Great staff, great food, beautiful location, great people." "The guide staff was off the charts- fantastic!"
Wesley Grigsby, MD - Omaha, Nebraska

Preview video from the rivers we will be fishing:

Fantastic nearby side trips you can do on your own before / after the Flyfishing Course!

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For detailed itinerary or to register please call
Bio Bio Expeditions at 1-800-246-7238


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Professor of Emergency Medicine (Emeritus), Stanford University School of Medicine, Founder and former Director, Stanford University Wilderness Medicine Fellowship; Author of A Comprehensive Guide to Wilderness and Travel Medicine and Editor of Wilderness & Environmental Medicine in the 2017 Clinics of North America.

Hard to beat catching a bright steelhead with good friends! Photo taken on the beautiful Scott River, a tributary of the Klamath.


  • Altitude Illness
  • Hypothermia
  • Frostbite and Other Cold Injuries
  • Environmental Heat Illness
  • Snake Envenomation
  • Traveler's Diarrhea, Giardia & Other Waterborne Wilderness Infections
  • Surviving the Unexpected Night Out
  • Lightning Injuries
  • Improvised Medical and Trauma Care
  • Management of Fractures and Dislocations
  • Preparing for Foreign Travel
  • Backcountry Medical Kits
  • Wilderness Wound Management
  • Wild Animal Attacks
  • Patient Assessment in Wilderness Settings
  • Wilderness Dermatology
  • Marine Hazards & Envenomations


"This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Center for Emergency Medical Education and Wilderness and Travel Medicine. The Center for Emergency Medical Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians."

The Center for Emergency Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of
16.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This trip is planned, outfitted and conducted by Jefferson Flywater, or subcontractors arranged by Jefferson Flywater. Please note that Wilderness and Travel Medicine, LLC is responsible for the CME Educational content only.
Wilderness and Travel Medicine reserves the right to change or substitute the faculty for any CME course without advance or prior notice to participants.