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Our professional guides work together as a team, sharing information with each other daily, combining their talents, ideas and everyday experience.  It’s why we are the most successful fly fishing guide service in Northern California.

We’ve been guiding fly fishermen in the surrounding rivers and streams since 1978.  We know the ropes and we’re the only guide service holding permits for the Shasta, Trinity, Six Rivers, Klamath National Forest lands, and all the regional rivers, streams, and fisheries administered by the Bureau of Land Management.

Lower Sacramento River

Drift Boat

The Sacramento River below Shasta Dam - known as the Lower Sacramento, or "Lower Sac" - has to be rated as among the best tailwater fisheries in the country. Its wild rainbows are big, tough, and plentiful, and the river's controlled flows, combined...
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Trinity River

Drift Boat/Raft

The Trinity River is the major tributary to the Klamath River, and stretches 110 river miles from Lewiston Dam downstream to its confluence with the Klamath at Weitchpec. The Trinity River is arguably one of the finest steelhead streams in the West.
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McCloud River

Walk & Wade

The McCloud River rainbows (salmo Shasta) may be the most famous strain of trout on the planet Earth. The McCloud itself is a river unlike any other, cascading through sections of boulder-strewn pocket riffles, and one emerald pool after another.
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Fall River

Boat

The Fall River is the largest of California's spring creeks, fed by several icy aquifers coming from the snows and glaciers of Mount Shasta. Fall River itself is some fifteen miles long with an average depth of 7 feet of icy cold water, making it impossible to wade.
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Upper Sacramento River

Walk & Wade

The "Upper Sac" is freestone fishing at its best. The river is made up of riffles, runs, pocket water, small holes, huge pools and undercuts, all of which provide anglers with opportunities to fish dry flies, a variety of nymphing techniques, or even streamers,...
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Hat Creek

Walk & Wade

Hat Creek represents the quintessential chess game of spring creek fly fishing for wary trout. Hat Creek is one of the longest spring creeks in California, and is generally broken up into two main sections. Upper Hat Creek runs for over thirty miles from...
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Pit River

Walk & Wade

The Pit River consists of a series of dams and reservoirs that stretch for some 30 miles from Lake Britton to Shasta Lake. For those adventurous anglers willing to work a little, the rewards of fishing the Pit River are well worth it. The tough reputation of...
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Klamath River

Boat

The Klamath River is perhaps best known for its historical runs of half-pounder steelhead. It is one of the best rivers anywhere to introduce someone to steelhead fly fishing because they'll have a better than good chance of hooking some fish, and more...
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Regional Lakes

Boat/Walk & Wade

There are literally dozens of great Stillwater venues within range of our guide staff here in Redding, with options for all of the different seasons. Lakes can be technical fisheries, and spending a day on one with one of our guides will definitely help the...
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Seasonal Shad

Jet Boat

Fly fishing for Shad, commonly referred to as "poor-man's Tarpon," is one of the most exciting angling opportunities in the Central Valley. Shad are known for their acrobatic battles and unwillingness to ever quit fighting once hooked. These silver-sided fish...
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Guide Staff

Our Staff

Our guide staff is comprised of patient, hard-working professionals who work exclusively for The Fly Shop®. We are proud that after 39 years of fishing and guiding the waters of Northern California, this is the most personable and talented team of guides!
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