Decades ago The Fly Shop® recognized that the demand for privacy and quality fishing had far outstripped all but the most remote public resources.

With that in mind, we intensified our commitment to the protection of existing resources, promotion of catch-and-release regulations, and pushing the wild trout concept. At the same time, we began looking for fishing spots where fly rodders might enjoy quality, secluded fly fishing for a modest fee.

The Fly Shop® searched for long-term private leases of property (not previously accessible to the public), and began offering fishing at several ranches, homes, and cabins in our area along with exclusive access to a few select lakes and trout streams.

Many have required painstaking habitat improvement and restoration. Most, like the Antelope Creek Ranch, Kutras Clear Creek Ranch, Rock Creek Lake, and Battle Creek Ranch had been posted and off limits for decades. Only Circle 7 Ranch  shares limited access with the public. All are managed exclusively as catch-and-release destinations, and we allow fly fishing only. Angling pressure is intentionally kept very light on our private waters to ensure a terrific fishing experience. These Private Waters are only available through The Fly Shop®. Call anytime for reservations or information. We maintain up-to-the-minute calendars and can help with your choice or confirm any reservation immediately.

2% for Trout with Trout Unlimited and The Conservation Angler

Antelope Creek Ranch

Anglers staying at Antelope Creek Ranch enjoy wonderful accommodations and absolutely terrific trout fishing. Lodging is within a stone’s throw of the serpentine, fish-filled private meadow stream and within walking distance of the ranch’s...
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Battle Creek Ranch

Battle Creek is an intimate, wild, terraced freestone stream that is best suited to the physically fit fly fisherman. These six miles of fish-rich Battle Creek opened for the first time in 1999. Battle Creek's resident rainbows, therefore, are completely...
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Bollibokka Fly Fishing Club

The Bollibokka Club was established as a private fishing club on the McCloud River early in 1904. The Club surrounds more than 3,000 acres, and slightly more than seven miles of some of the best wild trout fishing in the American West.
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Circle 7 Ranch

Circle 7 Ranch on the Fall River is ideally located right in the heart of some of the best access and fishing on Fall River, about an hour and twenty minutes northeast of Redding, CA. Circle 7 Ranch features four different riverside rental homes on...
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Clear Creek Ranch

Clear Creek is a narrow, mountain stream that begins in the snow-capped Trinity Divide and runs more than fifteen miles through a rugged canyon before it ever hits a paved road. Much of this property is on the Kutras Ranch, protected behind...
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Gold River Lodge

Tucked away on California's North Coast amongst the giant Redwoods, Gold river Lodge is the perfect steelhead retreat on the Klamath River. The Klamath River, historically, was home to one of the most prolific runs of steelhead in the world.
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Luk Lake

Luk Lake is a 65+ acre lake conveniently located just minutes from Interstate 5 in Corning, California, behind the Rolling Hills Casino. The lake's varied shoreline is lined with vegetation and flanked by the rolling golden hillsides of the Central Valley.
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Oasis Springs Lodge

Oasis Springs Lodge is nestled in the foothills of Mt. Lassen, just a few miles from Lassen National Park. The ranch is less than an hour from The Fly Shop in Redding, and a reasonable drive from Sacramento, the San Francisco Bay Area, or Reno. This area is known historically as where Ishi and the Yahi...
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Rock Creek Lake

Best fished from a float tube, this nine-acre, low elevation lake has good weather and great fishing almost every day of the year! This terrific fishing property lies at 3,200 ft in the foothills below the western slope of Mt Lassen National Park. It is a comfortable 50 minute drive from...
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Sugar Creek Ranch

Rediscover Sugar Creek Ranch and its legendary Northern California fly fishing. The historic mining ranch is an ideal vacation spot for both serious fishermen and their families or friends. At just over 3,000 feet elevation, Sugar Creek Ranch is...
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2% For Trout

The Fly Shop® is proud to announce our partnership with Trout Unlimited, Cal Trout, Wild Salmon Center and The Conservation Angler to help fund their efforts with a significant portion of our domestic and international travel sales, as well as our local guide service and private waters.
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