Tag Archives: Dry Flies

Springtime guide’s view: Fly Fishing the Klamath River

Father admires Hank with his Klamath River Steelhead on a dry fly!

Seasons on the Klamath: Springtime and Salmonflies, first published in California Fly Fisher, June 2010 “Silly good!” That is my favorite expression to describe the fishing on the Klamath when the salmonflies are out and the trout and steelhead are on them. “Bring the novices and kids” is my next refrain. In over 50 years […]

Dry Fly fishing on McCloud River outstanding, Upper Sac and Pit continue fair to good.

Oh Yes!

Dry Fly fishing on the McCloud River has been outstanding as midday hatches of Pale Morning Duns and Large Drakes, including Green Drakes have big ‘bows looking up.  Some Salmonflies and early Goldenstones are out and about and fish are beginning to take them on the surface as well. Local guides, Craig Nielsen, Alan Blankenship, […]

Fly Fishing & October Caddis on the Upper Sac

Rainbow Trout eyes Jason and Fall Colors

Jason, October 16th Jason heard that the October Caddis were out and about and the fish were on ’em, so he took a break from roof repairs as the big storm blowing through took pause.  We enjoyed a damp afternoon chasing rainbows with Big Dry Flies with some success though the nymphing was admittedly better.  […]

Nymphing the McCloud River, 9/18/09

Denis with a chunky McCloud River Brown Trout

Denis & Tench There was little surface activity to be seen on the McCloud River this day so we nymphed both with an indicator and with droppers under a dry fly.  The fish enjoyed our offerings and we enjoyed the bent rods.  Any time we put a good first cast and drift through a run […]

Upper Sacramento River, Sept. 6th

Releasing a rainbow

Ron Ron came up to spend the holiday weekend sampling some dry fly fishing on area waters and enjoy the emerging fall colors at his getaway cabin in Dunsmuir.   We got together for an evening to share some strategies, techniques and try them on water he fishes often as well as sample some water […]

Upper Sacramento River, July 10th

Adam with a dry fly

Adam Adam snuck away from a hectic work schedule in the city to spend a day searching for Rainbows on the beautiful Upper Sacramento River. He is a seasoned nympher so we started around mid-river running an indicator through the head of a classic run.  We hooked several fish and landed a few as well.  […]

McCloud River, June 28th

Releasing a McCloud Dry Fly

Guide’s Day Off I  had my  first weekend off in a while so…I went fishing.  The evening bite on the McCloud has been unbelievable so when I found myself running an errand  in the town of McCloud it made it an easy detour to air out a few dry flies.  While the hatch took a […]