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Wading Staffs: A Northern California Fly Fishing Guide’s Review

James and Jeff wading deep

Fly Fishing Guides in the Mount Shasta area have some of the most challenging wading on the planet.  Rivers including the Pit,  McCloud and Upper Sacramento are located in canyons with steep gradients creating strong currents which combined with bowling ball sized slippery rocks offer a great testing ground for waders, boots and wading staffs. […]

Guide Fly: Brown Drake (Ameletus?)

The Bonbon, Ameletus Dry Fly?

Upper Sacramento & McCloud River Dry Fly Springtime fly fishing on local streams has been outstanding recently so I was a bit bummed to get a late cancellation this week.  Rather than sitting around in my pajamas and eating bonbons I decided to go sample the fishing on my own.  I have been guiding on […]

Wading Staffs: A Northern California Fly Fishing Guide’s Review

James and Jeff wading deep

Fly Fishing Guides in the Mount Shasta area have some of the most challenging wading on the planet.  Rivers including the Pit, McCloud and Upper Sacramento are located in canyons with steep gradients creating strong currents which combined with bowling ball sized slippery rocks offer a great testing ground for waders, boots and wading staffs. […]

Zippers on Waders: A Fly Fishing Guide’s Review

Simms Freestone Zippered Waders

Fly Fishermen find relief with Zippered Waders Do not buy zippered waders, particularly if you’ve traveled around the sun fifty times or more.  The simple reason is that you may never be able to live without them again.  The ability to urgently open up the waders to relieve myself without taking off outer wear has […]

Wading Staffs: A Northern California Fly Fishing Guide’s Review

James and Jeff wading deep

Fly Fishing Guides in the Mount Shasta area have some of the most challenging wading on the planet.  Rivers including the Pit, McCloud and Upper Sacramento are located in canyons with steep gradients creating strong currents which combined with bowling ball sized slippery rocks offer a great testing ground for waders, boots and wading staffs. […]

Spey Rod Gathering , Rogue River September 20th

Gary Anderson at Speyorama

Switch Rod Demo for Anderson Custom Rods at Touvelle Park Craig presented a program on casting and fishing switch rods at Touvelle Park on the Rogue River this weekend as part of Gary Anderson’s spey gathering.  Gary is owner of Anderson’s Custom Rods and  hosted this free event.  Fellow presenters included Whitney Gould and Brian […]

Rogue River March 16th

Bob Meiser

Bob & Will Bob Meiser,  Will Johnson and I have wanted to get together forever.  We finally settled on a date to fish the Rogue.   Unfortunately the weather had other ideas and we arrived in Shady Cove to find the Rogue muddied and flooded.  Fortunately Bob is a master flyrod designer and builder and […]