Tag Archives: Fly Fishing

Guides report: Summertime fly fishing in the shadow of Shasta


The Blackberries are ripe, the weather is perfect (no local fires), the trout are fat and feisty and solitude is easy to find. We recommend you join us soon!  To help you take advantage of the great local fishing we are offering a group special.  Bring family or friends and hire two guides for a […]

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. […]

Flows drop and fly fishing improves on the McCloud, Pit and Upper Sacramento Rivers

McCloud Rainbow eyes PCT bridge at Ash Camp

May 18-25th You would never guess it’s spring in the Northstate as it is snowing again this morning at Shasta Trout headquarters!  Despite the cool wet spring, the fishing on the McCloud, Pit and Upper Sac is improving nearly daily.  Flows have dropped significantly from a few weeks ago and while local freestones remain high […]

Northern California Spring Creeks: Fly fishing Fall River and Hat Creek gettin’ good

Don finds a Hat Creek Dry Fly Beauty

May 18th – 25th Fall River and Hat Creek are spring creeks and as such are typically impacted little by spring runoff in high water years.  They are very hatch driven however and the bugs have been coming to life and fishing is improving as a result. Midday hatches of small mayflies, PMD’s predominately have […]

Fly Fishing on the Lower Sacramento River remains hot!

Tom lands a Lower Sac trophy

May 18-25th While the weather has turned cool and unstable, fly fishing on the Lower Sacramento has remained hot.  Midday hatches of small mayflies, mostly PMD’s and Pinks have big Rainbows on the grab.  During non hatch periods Rubberlegs and egg patterns are finding fish consistently.  Flows are scheduled to increase from 9500 to 10,500 […]

Northern California Fly Fishing Report

The McCloud, Upper Sacramento, Lower Sacramento, Klamath, Pit, Fall Rivers & Hat Creek We are now a bit over a month into the regular trout season and the fishing has been surprisingly good, particularly considering the wet and wacky weather we have been experiencing.  The Redbud and Dogwoods are in full glory with more wildflowers […]

Cal Trout Gala: Klamath & McCloud River Flyfishing Trips Huge Success!

Cal Trout Gala Auction Winners, Thank You Guys!

ShastaTrout fly fishing guides donate trips that help raise $14,000 for California Trout The Cal Trout Annual Gala and fundraiser at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco on May 7th was their biggest success ever! We couldn’t be more pleased. Shasta Trout local guides Craig Nielsen, John Rickard, Gabe Duran and Jim Andras donated […]