Author Archives: Craig Nielsen

Fly Fishing is Outstanding in the Shadow of Shasta!

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July 3rd Happy Independence Day! Fly fishing in the shadow of Shasta has been outstanding the past few weeks with ideal flows, water conditions and weather.  The bugs of spring including Goldenstones, large and small mayflies along with several Caddis, remain prolific and the evening dry fly fishing has been magical.  Fishing a dry-dropper combo […]

Guide’s Shasta Area Fishing Report

Klamath River dry fly steelhead

June 11th In the past week I’ve had the opportunity to sample the fishing on several rivers in the shadow of Shasta, including the McCloud, Upper Sacramento, Lower Sacramento and the Klamath Rivers and found good fishing on each.  I had one session with a guest who, without moving his feet,  hooked a dozen fish […]

Fly Fishing Guide’s report: McCloud, Upper and Lower Sac, Klamath & Hat Creek

Deschutes Redband dry fly magic

May 27th Flows on rivers in the Shadow of Shasta have fallen and the weather is perfect with the biggest hatches of the season just days away.  The famed Golden Stone and Salmonfly hatches are just beginning to show with a host of Mayflies, Sallies, and Caddis numbers increasing daily.  This past week I have […]

Fly Fishing guide’s report for the shadow of Shasta

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May 10th: Spring has sprung Spring weather has arrived in Shasta and the wildflowers and bugs are popping.  The dogwoods are just amazing!  I was on the water a few days recently as flows on the Upper and Lower Sacramento Rivers have returned to just above normal levels making them much more fishable than they […]

Northern California Fly Fishing Guides Pre-Season Preview

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The General Trout Season opens this Saturday, April 29th! This weekend will be your first opportunity to sample the McCloud, Hat Creek and Fall Rivers this season, while the Upper Sacramento, Lower Sac, Klamath and Pit Rivers remain open.  As you are likely aware we have experienced a very high water winter, so your options […]

Winter Steelhead Fishing: several weeks remain, get here soon!

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March 6 I just completed the longest period in recent memory without wetting a line, nearly a month.   Local river conditions have been extremely high and off color, not conducive to boating or fishing what so ever.  I had to cancel all guided trips during the month of February as a result. Flows on […]

Holiday Gift Special & Shasta Area Fishing Report

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‘Tis the Season of Thanks I am writing to give thanks for helping me to live the dream life, guiding fly fishing in Mt. Shasta California, one of the most beautiful places on the planet, and traveling the world fly fishing. As a small token of my appreciation I am offering a holiday special.  Gift […]