Imagine landing a wild Rainbow Trout on a fly rod in view of stoic Mt. Shasta or the Castle Crags. We want to help you enjoy the wonderful setting and fly fishing opportunities in the Mt. Shasta area.
Three Blue Ribbon California fly angling rivers are found in the Shasta-Cascade area some 50 miles north of Redding and within 30 miles of the renown 14,168 foot Mt. Shasta. They are the Upper Sacramento River, McCloud River and Pit River, all tributaries to Shasta Lake and the Sacramento River. These rivers are noted for their excellent wild Rainbow and Brown Trout fisheries. These rivers are also noted for their excellent fly fishing waters. Although most effectively fly fished with wet flies or underwater nymph imitations, the dry fly angler may at times find the fish rising to the evening hatch of stoneflies, caddis or mayflies that abound the natural insect populations. Other small public and private lakes and streams provide additional opportunities for the fly angler.
We concentrate our guiding and education services primarily on the Upper Sacramento River in the area between Shasta Lake and Siskiyou Lake in the Dunsmuir area. The Upper Sac and Dunsmuir are located very accessible along Interstate 5 north of Redding and just south of Mt. Shasta. The Upper Sac provides easy access and fly angling opportunities.
The City of Dunsmuir provides local accommodations and fine eating establishments for anglers who fish the full reach between the two lakes. Since these rivers are high wet fly fisheries, we specialize in both modern and traditional nymph fishing. Traditional up-stream nymph fishing technique made known as Ted Fay Short-line Nymphing is our especially effective method for catching Upper Sac wild trout. We employ other modern and well known techniques as conditions and success opportunities present themselves. We take advantage of dry fly fishing opportunities when the trout present a feeding opportunity during the hatches.
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