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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Summer Steelhead on the Umpqua with Ed

Craig with a big bright dry fly Umpqua River buck

Umpqua River July 20-29th 2012 Every summer we make a short annual pilgrimage to the Umpqua River from our home in the shadow of Shasta to search for summer run steelhead.  The Umpqua has one of the few remaining runs of wild summer fish in the lower 48 states that supports angling.  The fish are […]

Guide Craig Nielsen serves as Fishmaster for Shasta Trinity Fly Fishers outing on the Lake Siskiyou

Gramps Nielsen with a big Bass

August 4th 4:30 Ted Fay Flyshop The Shasta Trinity Fly Fishers have scheduled a fishout on Lake Siskiyou with Northern California fly fishing guide Craig Nielsen serving as Fishmaster.  Lake Siskiyou has been fishing great for smallmouth bass and panfish with poppers  cast to the bank during the day. Hatches of Hexagenia Mayflies have been […]