Five days of guided fly-fishing (and/or fishing instruction if you're a beginner)
20-acre deluxe tent camp on the banks of the wild & scenic Klamath River
Fish out of drift boats, wade, or do a combination of both.
Klamath River steelhead are typically very willing to take a fly
World-class guides and staff. All equipment provided or bring your own!
Incredible meals, daily happy hours, and campfires to tell fish stories are included!
Featuring some of the Finest Steelhead Fishing in the Lower 48 States!
This exciting Wilderness Medicine conference takes place in the context of a professionally guided fly-fishing school and is designed for all skill levels. Beginners will get instruction and guiding from certified fly-casting instructors (FFI), and those with experience 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), 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 (in 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 shore of camp.
The fly fishing guide staff are outstanding professionals including many guides from WildWaters, an Orvis-endorsed guide service, as well as Jefferson Flywater Guide Service. The guides are knowledgeable, personable, patient, and enthusiastic! The guide-to-angler ratio is one guide for every two anglers (fisherpersons).
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 in the mid-70s and gorgeous in early October.
Fly Fishing School
Far Northern California
Wilderness Medicine CME
DAY 1 Meet at Paradise Point by 10 am. Day 1 is more CME intensive to allow for more time on the water the next five days. In addition to CME, there will be a presentation on the local fishery and natural history and free time to get a line wet.
DAY 2-6 Guided fishing 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Beginners have the option of taking our 'fly fishing 101' course on the first day of fishing. We will cover casting, presentation and tactics on our private water where you have a great chance of catching fish, a highlight for many of our anglers in the past!) Happy hour at 5 p.m. followed by evening lecture and dinner.
Dates & Pricing
The earlier you book, the more choice of available dates you'll have. Prices are based on double occupancy.
Trip includes: 5 days of guided fly fishing, all fly fishing instruction, accommodations, and meals.
October 12 - 17, 2025
$3,495 per person
$789 Optional CME Cost
(16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™)
Available - Filling Quickly
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Testimonials From Your Colleagues
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
"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
"If you love the outdoors and catching big fish it is a dream come true!"
Teresa Herbert, MD
"Informative and inspirational. I left thinking of additional ways to make a difference. Excellent review of wilderness medical problems and how to respond to them."
Don Holdaway, MD Dermatology Logan, Utah
Faculty for the Fly Fishing School
Wilderness Medicine CME
October 8-13, 2023 Trip Faculty
Bob Derlet, MD
Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of California, Davis. Wilderness Medicine teaching, research, and patient care activities in remote areas on 6 of the 7 continents.
October 15-20, 2023 Trip Faculty
Brian Gee, MD
Family physician who has spent the majority of his career working in rural ER and acute care settings. His wilderness medicine training has included the DiMM certification. He is also a field and classroom instructor for the Wilderness Medicine Institute (WMI) of NOLS.
COURSE CONTENT INCLUDES
- Altitude Illness
- Frostbite and Other Cold Injuries
- Environmental Heat Illness
- 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
- Patient Assessment in Wilderness Settings
- Wilderness Dermatology
- Marine Hazards & Envenomations
- Snake Envenomation
CME ACCREDITATION INFORMATION
"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 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 Bio Bio Expeditions, or subcontractors arranged by Bio Bio Expeditions. 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.
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