Category: Travel

Umpqua Gathering & Shasta Fly Fishing Report


July 26th North Umpqua Reunion & Shasta Area Fly Fishing Report I just finished unpacking from ten days celebrating another(!) bday on the North Umpqua with friends and family.  We camped, fished, ate, drank, swam, hiked, toured Crater Lake, wine tasted and partied as if we were much younger.  Many thanks to the friends who […]

Holiday Gift Special & Shasta Area Fishing Report

North Umpqua dry fly hen

‘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 […]

Sandy River Speyclave, McKenzie River & Shasta Area Report


May 13-28th It’s been a few weeks since I have posted a report as I have been traveling and spending time with family as my father has been ill.  He passed peacefully on Wednesday morning May 25th with my mother and his wife of 63 years at his bedside.  He was a good man, and […]

Shasta Trout hosted trip to Oregon, Idaho & Montana


Oregon, Idaho and Montana, July 15-28th Shasta Trout owner and guide Craig Nielsen hosted a trip to Oregon, Idaho & Montana with Jason, a longtime family friend and fishing partner.  The trip covered two weeks and ten rivers : the Owyhee, SF Snake, Lamar, Soda Butte, Slough Creek, Ruby, Bighole, Rock Creek,Lochsa and Selway, as […]

Umpqua & Rogue River Steelhead Fly Fishing Report


July 16-August 4th For a few years now Craig and Jerri have enjoyed a tradition of friends and family joining them for a week of steelhead fishing on the Umpqua River in Oregon for Craig’s birthday. This year we celebrated Craig’s second 60th, which one friend noted makes him 120 years old (and he can […]

Flywater Travel rep joins Shasta Trout guides on Klamath River

Flywater Travel

New Flywater Northwest and Alaska travel representative David Kalinowski joined Shasta Trout guides Craig Nielsen and Tom Steele last week to scout the Klamath River in the hopes of finding some Salmonfly dry fly fishing and a few early steelhead.  David landed a nice wild steelhead in the first run of the day but the […]

Fishing Bear Lodge, Alaska exclusive offer

Fishing Bear Lodge Alaska

Fishing Bear Lodge, Alaska August 4-11th, 2013 3 spots remaining Each season we travel to spectacular corners of the planet to sample fly fishing beyond the Shadow of Shasta. Our destinations are selected for the excellent fishing but more importantly the quality of the overall experience. We have visited numerous fisheries in Oregon, the Rocky […]