At Shasta Trout we strive to make each trip an enjoyable and fulfilling adventure. We believe a day of guided fly fishing more than improves your chances of success, it is a long term investment in developing skills as an angler that enhances your enjoyment. Our experienced and friendly local guides are able to reveal hard earned secrets on a particular stream or focus on specific skills that best suit your needs and interests. We provide all of your terminal tackle needs, leaders, tippets, split shot, floatant and flies, sparing you an embarrassingly large bill at the fly shop checkout counter. Rods and reels can be provided by request. We have rental wading equipment available as well. Our renowned stream side lunches are included on full day trips along with beverages and snacks on all outings. All you’ll need are valid fishing licenses, sunglasses and a favorite hat.
Each member of your trip is required to complete a liability waiver form, which can be done electronically via the link.
Guided Flyfishing – full or half day: $495/$355
The cost is for one or two anglers sharing a guide and typically last 8-9 hours for a full day, 4-5 for a half day. A third angler can sometimes be added for an additional $100/$75. Our renowned streamside lunches (full day), snacks and beverages are included along with all of your terminal tackle needs. If you have dietary restrictions or requests, please let us know in advance so that we might accommodate you. Rods and reels are provided by request, wading equipment is available for rent. Half days are not available on all rivers in all seasons. Drop us a line for details.
Evening Hatch $245
The cost is for one or two anglers sharing a guide and typically lasts 2 hours timed to intercept the evening hatch. Snacks and beverages are included along with all of your terminal tackle needs. Rods and reels are provided by request, wading equipment is available for rent. The evening hatch is not available on all rivers in all seasons, summer evenings on the McCloud and Upper Sacramento River are our most popular requests. Drop us a line for details.
Gratuitities are customary and appreciated but never mandatory. We suggest 10-15% of the trip cost. Shuttles on float trips are typically arranged using participant’s vehicles. If you do not plan to use your vehicle to shuttle please let us know in advance.
We have provided a number of successful and entertaining presentations at fly fishing shows and fly fishing club events including “Fly Fishing Freestones”, Dry Flies and Freestones, Seasons on the Klamath, The Secrets of Summer, Winter Windows, and Why Switch? Presentations typically last 45 minutes to two hours. Pricing is flexible relative to a sponsor’s budget, and our travel and accommodation expenses.
On Stream Clinics $125 per person Full Day, $75 per person Half Day
We are currently offering clinics on “Switch Rod Casting, techniques and tactics”, “Introduction to Fly Fishing”, “Nypmphing Top to Bottom,” and “Fly Fishing Freestones.” On stream clinics typically have a five to one participant to instructor ratio. Drop us a line for details.
We support wild trout and so practice only catch and release angling. We are licensed, insured and bonded for guiding in California and hold the permits required to guide the rivers of the Shasta Trinity & Klamath National Forests as an equal opportunity provider. We contribute generously to our partners that support wild trout and steelhead, including Cal Trout, The Federation of Flyfishers, The Nature Conservancy, and Trout Unlimited.
Each season we travel to spectacular corners of the planet to sample fly fishing beyond the Shadow of Shasta. Our destinations are selected not only for the excellent fishing but also the quality of the overall experience. The dates we have reserved are with the finest outfitters during the peak of their seasons. For information on our trips for this season, and booking info, please visit the Hosted Trips page.