Clay Hash has been fly fishing for over 35 years and operates a licensed educational guide service, Fly Fishing Traditions, based in Grass Valley, California. He maintains an educational website focused on fishing Northern California rivers, streams and lakes at Clay’s home water is the Lower Yuba River and he has created the “Lower Yuba Hatch Chart” which identifies the most common bugs, when to match them and with what patterns. This interactive hatch chart is available on the website.


Clay is an active member of the Gold Country Fly Fishers club and is the committee chairperson in charge of Fish Outs, Clinics and Workshops where he teaches fly casting, fly tying and fishing techniques.

Clay also enjoys writing and records his fishing adventures and experiences on his blog at .

Clay fulfills his desire to be a teacher through his websites, presentations, hosting clinics and workshops, Fly Fishing Traditions Schools and on-stream guided “Floating Clinics” on the Lower Yuba River.

The Fly Fishing Tradition’s motto is “It’s not all about fly fishing; it’s about life and fly fishing”.


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